The original date for the Taroka Mela festival was Sunday 10th November, then it was postponed to the following Sunday 17th November but neither date worked because on both days there was a massive storm right across Sydney. The artists who were to come to perform at the festival had arrived in Sydney prior to the event, but were unable to perform on the date planned because of the volatile weather. They generously agreed to stay back for a week just to entertain the community people. When the 2nd date didn’t work and all the artists had only a day before they had to fly back to Bangladesh, the festival e organiser took a brave step, organising at very short notice an indoor show in the community hall at Rockdale, which was near to the Tempe Park where the event had originally planned.
“All the artists had a blast and had enjoyed the evening, entertaining around 700 people from the community”, said the organisers. The hall was full to capacity and many had to stand to enjoy the show. This show could have done lot better if this would have happened where and when it was originally planned. The organisers have no regrets “As we can’t challenge the Mother Nature and we are pleased that we at least entertained people by taking this last minute initiative.” It was a clever move to host the impromptu event as it was a great turn out and that people really enjoyed and appreciated.