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Norly wasn't playing. Red at first thought he was but then found he wasn't, because of Eid al Adha. But Melrose was singing in CityMax al Barsha, and Golden Star were playing in Seaview, so a good night was had. Can't be sure, but Mel's drummer seemed familiar from a million years ago in York? Maybe someone can confirm.
In fact, my absolute frequency of posting has never changed, in respect of true cosmic time. It is just that Doha time has resolutely accelerated of late, such that what now passes for a year occupies no more than a month of true time.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.