Monday, February 06, 2006

Run to you!!!

Was a great weekend watching one of my fav singers perform live. Bryan Adams at the Palace grounds.

Off we went driving down early Sunday Morning and we reached there by 10. checked in to a Hotel, got ready around 6:00 and left to the venue. Once there, we caught a band called Super Fuzz playing. Reported to be the winners of a competition to find the best band, they seemed to be pretty good. It was almost 7:30 by the time Adams came on stage and crowd was already restless. There was a message from Saif Ali Khan booming on the speakers before he came and apparently he is a Bryan Adams die-hard and sings his songs and all that. Adams sang most of my fav songs, though "Here I am" was not part of the show. He picked a girl called Shwetha, from AP, which Adams pronounced something like "aeppy". We were pretty close to the stage and was good to see him in action. Learnt quite a lot. Someone next to me fainted. Maybe outta exhaustion. The crowds were superb. Close to 30,000 or more. And it was as if Adams was playing for the crowds to sing. Once the first notes for a song were given, the crowd started singing, and then Adams had a look like hey lemme sing... Some group choir it was!

Show was over at 10:20. Came back and slept. This morning, visited my dance teacher's place. Met her after ages. Once we decided to leave from there, we decided to clean up the car a little. Opened the car, cleaned it and then forgot the keys inside. And then opened the car somehow and found that we had a flat tyre. Changed the flat one and we were finally on our way back. We stopped at a vulcanizing place where this guy had a silly smile about his face when I went to look what he was doing with the tyre. And the other guy who was in the shop with him kept sniggering. Would have given him a piece of my mind, but had a very feel good feeling, so I just left it at that and went back to the car. Back to the city by 7:00 and had some Chaat at Gangotree. Bangalore had a great climate. But I saw that it wasnt a great place as far as finding the way is concerned. There dont seem to be enough directions, and most people dont answer or lead us onto the wrong route. Thankfully, when we went to the venue for the Adams show, we could follow another girl, whom we had asked for directions at a signal. One guy whom we asked for directions to Palace grounds was highly amused. And then finally said we were on the opposite direction. Wonder how tourists manage. Also wished that the tickets to the show could have had directions on the back of them. Mapped out from MG road at least. sigh... anyway. Had a great time and it was a dream come true for me to see him live at last. I had missed the prev two shows thanks to 12th boards and Univ exams.. but then dreams do come true :)

Also have this feeling that disaster management should be taught in schools. First Aid, Changing tyres, swimming, .... a whole lot of other things. And basic cooking and stitching should be taught to both boys and girls. Soooo much needs to be changed in our educational system!

13 comments:

kp;) said...

whoa !!...u were here in blore...gal, i wudve come to tht show just to meet u in person !! :)

Injikadan Mathai said...

wow..got here through gahesh's blog...that must have been an awesome experience...never got to check out bryan adams live...hopefully in the near future..fun fun fun

Tommy T said...

AN off-topic question: do you have any plans to come sing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Big Indian community here, and we'd love to come hear you sing.

Chinmayi said...

Tommy: not as of now. :)

Sneha Acharya said...

Yeah Chinmayee, i too get this feeling whenevr i used to go to bank or visit income tax office, tht we shud be taught how to fill such important forms n all at the school level itself.Hope some oen hears us :-)

Chinmayi said...

exactly sneha! I think we must add up a list like this and send it to the president.

mohanraj said...

And about directions in Bangalore - you should have checked with auto drivers. And with umpteen one-ways (unlike Chennai) it's very hard to reach a place with out guidance.

Kaarthik said...

Directions in bangalore.. .. One day you go out of town and that is all there is to get confused by the routes. 'Cos they keep changing one-ways this way and that every once in a while. The worst thing is they do this to fly-overs too. Imagine the flyover in Adayar, the one near Malar hospital, or take the one at TTK Road Alwarpet. How would it be if one fine day the traffic police starts reversing the direction of traffic ? Well, in bangalore you don't have to imagine such a scenario, you have the privelege to experience it.

You ask someone on the road for directions to a place, if he is an IT guy he will say "I dont know" 'cos he is an outsider. If its someone else on the road, he'll show point to the right and say "turn left at the next circall and take the dabal (double) road". The wise thing to do would be is to go upto the 'circall' and ask someone there again. One cannot decide whether to take the route pointed by his hand (right) or the route he says (left).

Chinmayi said...

bang on Karthik! even I saw that someone said right but pointed to the left instead. and yes we did ask directions every five minutes :)Am I glad that there is no one yet who has disagreed with this post !

bharat said...

Changing tyres and basic cooking in school? We'll be better off if they do the regular teaching properly.

Off topic

An album for which u sung is getting released today in Landmark(Spencers).

Nat said...

Bangalore traffic is real fun if you are not gonna be there for long. I had the privilege of getting stuck in the traffic a few months before. My friend who was riding the bike all of sudden rode onto the footpath and started driving on the pavements.. it was a safer traffic free ride and was fun to keep moving and seeing a lot of vehicles waiting in the road. Kudos..

Incognito said...

Cha missed "Heaven" and "I'm ready" :(

bharat said...

Put cooking on top of that list u'd be sendin' out to the president.
I mixed dhania powder in rice thinking it was "karuveppalai podi" and when i thought sumthing was wrong, ended up mixing molhagaa podi thinking it was paruppu podi!
Cooking yeah! but fuyst, identifying dals and spices shud be thot!