It’s ranining cats and dogs in Seattle. It seems it was the same in Bangalore too. While I was driving with Rahman‘s fantastical Kuchi Kuchi Rakamma, the Bangalorevaasis were enjoying like Mani Ratnam’s heroines. They got drenched and were still ready for a music mazhai. The A R Rahman Concert happened in Bangalore and I envy those who attended it.
Writes Hindu –
It was six, an hour before the much-awaited A.R. Rahman concert by India Classic Arts. The skies opened up and truly, like the adage, it never rains, it pours and there was a downpour. The props on the stage gave way and the 3D gadget conked out, but the 25,000-odd crowd would not move. Every two minutes, young and old, screamed: “We want Rahman.” Rahman made a two-second dramatic appearance with a huge umbrella and announced: “These showers are godsend. Give me one hour and I promise you, it will be the best performance so far.” And when the performance did begin at 9 p.m., there was much ecstasy, on stage and off stage.
Writes Deccan Herald –
In sober white, and sans the customary long locks, Rahman opened with Yuva’s groovy discotheque track Fanaa.
Prabhu has a detailed post where he writes –
When he started the last song for the day ‘Vandhe Matharam’ we all were standing on the chair. And it poured. It poured extremely heavily. One particular moment, when he sang ‘Vande Mataram’ the rain at that particular moment was the highest all day. Not just me. Many of us felt the same. This time there were really tears in my eyes. The rain and rahmans music washed away the layers of dust that had grown around my heart and made me cry.
It’s still raining here this morning and I’m hoping if the rain would bring along the same music spirit which Bangaloreans enjoyed yesterday !!