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!