Budva – With a spectacular concert of popular Sarajevo pop singer Dino Merlin, which in front of the bulwarks of the old town was attended by more than 12.000 visitors, in the metropolis of tourism the New Year 2007 was welcomed.
Despite the doubts of many, Merlin broke all records when we are speaking about the number of visitors, and the organizers, the local Tourist organization and the Municipality, have confirmed that the choice of famous singer from Sarajevo was the right choice.
Because the last year’s performance of Croatian pop diva Severina on the main square was unnoticed, because the New Year with her awaited only 800 visitors, many have posed a question whether it is worth giving astronomic fees to the stars, if they can’t bring in Budva at least several thousands of tourists.
Last year Severina got for her “pale” two hour performance 60.000 euros, so that is why many people thought that 80.000 euros, the amount singled out for Merlin, will be “a bad investment”.
On the contrary, thanks to him, Budva was full of visitors like in the days in the peak of the summer season.
Merlin, in front of the Montenegrin audience, performed for the first time after 17 years. That at the same time was his first concert on the territory of the former SFRJ.
Extremely visited performance, despite the bad weather, had also one of the most popular dance groups on the territory of the former Yugoslavia – Croatian “Colonia”, which on the first of January on the city square gathered around 7.000 visitors.
The director of the TO, Tanja Kazanegra is satisfied with the celebration of the New Year.
-Even though he was announced, the performance of MC Marko missed out because his band did not satisfy the technical demands said Kazanegra.
All the hotel keepers, who have organized the welcoming of the New Year, are satisfied with the fullness of hotels during the holidays.