Sunday, September 29, 2013

Economist - 0, Farhan Akhtar - 1

I love listening to music. Perhaps good music might be the only thing in the whole world that the same affect on everyone (except my husband, more on that later) and today’s post is all about Sangrywords having fun at Dubai Music Week.

Saturday night was the most spectacular concert night that I have been to in a real long time. I was almost going give this concert a miss with us the house shifting, the other headaches surrounding it and the hubby travelling, there was no chance. But the lady luck smiled on me - The one sms to City 101.6 with an answer to a question got me premiere tickets to the concert. But the biggest surprise was the chance to meet Farhan Akhtar in person.

Even with tight schedules, the event manager in me made sure hubby landed just in time to head straight to the concert. In my anxiety to reach the venue on time I ended up 45 minutes early - as the saying goes, better early than sorry! Wearing a 5 inch stilettos waiting for the gates to open for concert must be easy-breezy for most girls but for a mum of toddler who is always in snickers or flat pumps, that was really a tough ask.

Once we got in of course there was another customary an hour and half wait before it all got going. So we managed to find a place to sit down and thankfully it was not on the floor. After a while, I saw my hubby plugging headphone to his iPod, and was nodding his head appreciating some good music, or so I thought. The truth is hubby is musically challenged, I mean it’s something that he does not really enjoy, he’d rather watch news channel.   The curious devil in me got me to ask him what was it that he enjoying so much and it turns out that he was listing to "The Bo Xilai trial: End of the road?" from the latest audio edition of the Economist. I can also reveal at this stage that my hubby is the arguably the only person in the entire universe with out even having a single song in an almost full 32GB Ipod.

The fun had just begun, when I was swiftly escorted back stage to meet n greet Farhan Akhtar followed by a photo opportunity. I did not miss this golden opportunity to shake hands and hug him. Feeling ecstatic I ran back to the darling hubby like a child who got her favourite gift.
Image: 7days.com

Pritam was a bit late coming in and hence he really was the cause for the delay, however it is understandable since he was wearing sunglasses at night, must have found it difficult to find his way to the venue.
Image: City 101.6
Image: City 101.6


Arijit Singh’s Kabira song and Neeti Mohan’s act, kick-started the night and even my musically demur hubby too was caught dancing (this time without the Economist audio edition in the background). Next was Benny Dayal, my first time watching him perform live and it was worth waiting every second of it. Benny and Farhan Akhtar are two supremely talented boys and add up to that, these pappus can really dance. Unfortunately we had to leave before Mohit Chauhan came on but it’s was for an even more priceless reason Smera. It was past 1:20 am and I was worried if she found us still missing from home then the baby-sitter would have had a tough time to placate her.

Thank you City 101.6 for making the evening so special for me and my hubby, it was a pure prodigious night to cherish!
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27 comments:

  1. wowow...You got to meet Farhan in person ..Thats just great ..Superb..and must say you had a gala time there Sangs :) Oh I love arijit's songs too

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    1. Thanks Sangeetha ... it was a night to die for and Farhan is such a charmer .. Arijit was out of the world too .. he is going to make it real big I am sure :D

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  2. Wow! Lucky gal! Must v had lot of fun! Even I got a chance to watch farhan live and close at mind rocks summit recently in Delhi. Wasn't lucky to meet him in person but still the darshan were enough to keep me and my blogger friends happy!

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    1. Shaivi - Then i am sure you understand my exciting ... Cheers

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  3. WOW... This is amazing... I can imagine how much fun you had ;D

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  4. Waiting in 5 inch stilettos .. Ouch!

    You met Farhan Akhtar! Lucky u :) Looks like you had a great time!

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    1. Yeah it was troublesome but I took them off and made sure I danced that night

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  5. Wow! Must have been a lot of fun! Btw, Pritam looks scary with those dark glasses and that hair!

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    1. Yeah his hair was too frizzy too .... next concert I will gift him a big bottle of conditioner :D

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    1. Thanks Rohit for stopping by ..

      P.S. - I won the tickets on your show and I am same one who won yesterday too for ttyl ..

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  7. I can understand the excitement...its awesome... :)

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    1. the time I saw he looked bored/nervous ... if such a expression exists..

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  9. Sounds like soo much fun , and i like how you put in little details here and there , nice read :)

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  10. Must have been a dream moment :-)

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  11. But the biggest surprise was the chance to meet Farhan Akhtar in person!!

    Oh god! I have a huge crush on him. When the twins were born, I suggested to my husband that we name them Farhan and Akhtar, but he wasn't particularly amused with the suggestion :(
    I totally envy you!

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    1. Awwie that would have been so cute !! you still can people change their names .. :D

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  12. Farhan Akhtar is a charmer for sure, at least going by his tv appearances. But now we have your validation of it too. And yay for you to have such a fun night!

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  13. What an exciting evening for you. Lucky girl.:-)

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  14. How exciting! And must be so considering that it got your husband to dance!

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