on second thoughts, i need to add another word: BABAAAAAL!!!! and another word: KHATRRAAA!
the feeling of being one among the thousands and being one with thousands, as we all sang along, at the dasrath rangasala last night, hasn’t really sunken in yet. it is hard to describe it. the moon is up and the stars are bright…and the full moon was surely hanging beautifully in the sky and the orion’s belt was perfectly poised above our heads. but we were no less than the the stars in the sky, with our glittering and glowing cell phones! :-) at least, we put our cell phones into good use last night. and since there was no TOWER, no one was talking loudly on the phone, either.
kasto thiyo ta, bryan adams?????
it was amazing and i am so glad was a part of it. it was like a dream. and yes, i am so so so happy for brinda singh who got to sing with bryan adams. she made it so much fun. and it was as much as thrilling to watch her sing the duet, as it was for her singing with him. congratulations to you, the banker who can ROCK from baneshwor. girl, you did us proud and you’re really lucky.
well, as it is bryan adams was superb, but i think that a lot of credit also goes to the audience who made the show a great success. there were over 18,000 people in there and it was disciplined, safe and really fun.
no doubt, Summer of 69 was the biggest hit of the night and will always remain so. all u could hear for the next few minutes was ONCE MORE!!! ONCE MORE!!! i can’t emphasize how amazing it was, over and over again. :-)
i couldn’t have afforded to pay 6000 and the view from 3000 wasn’t worth the extra 1000 to me. so i was with the majority on the cemented steps. the steps had been warmed up by the afternoon sun and as it got chilly in the evening, we were anxious for bryan adams to come on stage. there were many false alarms too. hahahaha…later, the wind didn’t matter. we were warmed up by the awesome songs.
nepali bands..uff..raju lama was the only one who deserved claps. i didn’t like namaste band nor robin and the new revolution, who were trying to promote their new song from their new album. no one had heard it, so the crowd was just bored. i was bored. namaste band lai ta tanna ‘BOOO’ pani gariyo, thumbs down didai. aba hami stage bata tadai thiyau, so k bhanne…dekhena hola jaha samma lagcha, because they sang three horrible numbers…and that was the opening act.
there was a guy with a pair of binoculars too! hahaha!
well, on the other hand, i wanted to say something about Nepali keti’s recent post on ‘Bryan who?”
i was very shocked yesterday morning to read what you had to say. and i was deeply offended by your post, which was published in republica, as well. it was not at all funny, while you were trying to make it sound light.
you had commented on my earlier post, when i had gotten the ticket, with the following: i feel like going bc heck this is the first, dareisayit, WHITE OH SO PHEMUSSS star, and then i think of everyone who’ll be there just to say they were there and then i decide i’d rather not be around that kind of people since that’s what most of kathmandu is made up of and then i can’t decide.
and then i read your later post…
i didn’t go to the concert because bryan adams is the first internationally famous ‘white man’ to perform, but because i love his music and for many of us who went, we grew up in kathmandu listening to him like CRAZY and that’ s why we were there.
i didn’t go to just claim that ‘oh, i was there’….i went because i wanted to be there. back to you was one of the first songs i learnt to play in the guitar as a teenager. one of my classmates sang his songs by the camp fire during our educational tour in class 8 and i’ll always remember that.
bryan adams songs have built memories for me. and i am sure, i am not alone when i say this because i was a part of a crowd of thousands (that had a mixed age group) who all knew the songs he sang last night…i know many of his songs by heart. no one was just standing in the crowd and getting bored. and yes, the lights were really cool as well.
say for example, if janis joplin (if she were alive) were to come to Kathmandu (and she does mention kathmandu in one of her songs), i would even pay 6000 to see her perform…because she’s a legend..the same goes for bob marley!…i don’t care about the color of their skins. i can’t afford to spend so much money eating out in thamel tho and if those who can do it, then let them do so…
there are many other things i don’t agree on. but i wouldn’t mock you for listening to and being a fan of backstreet boys and in the same way, you shouldn’t mock people for being a bryan adams fans, because you aren’t one and because you can’t relate to the craze in the same way. neither can i relate to people who are fans of sepeltura, children of bodom or Jay-z, but that’s their choice and i respect it.
to me, you were only right in saying that: People don’t usually go to concerts because the performer is phoren or because they’re famous. You go to concerts because you love their music.
i love his music and people who were there to witness the event, love his music too.