It finally happened! after what seemed like eternity, the next step was taken … and everything happened perfectly!
It was sometime around 3.30 when we reached the venue and everything was being set up. The venue itself was wonderful! it was at the ‘land’s end’ at the Bandra Bandstand. This was literally at the land’s end with the ocean behind us and tons of trees all around with a very earth and rustic feel to the whole place!
The audience sat on the stone cut steps of the amphitheatre, there was a separate enclosure for the cameras (well … it din’t hurt to try!!) the sound was just perfect and things just couldn’t get better! The show did start a tad bit late .. but then, we had waited so long that a few more minutes to get things just right was not at all a problem and the audience din’t seem to mind either! many of them were close friends and family of the band, quite a few of them had flown in from various parts of the country to be there and witness the moment.
The show itself was very emotional, and inspite of Raghu claiming it would be just another show for him, none of us could help feeling a little lump in the throat and we choked up with emotion of the moment finally here!
Our latest and greatest fan, Mr. Sanjay Dutt himself came up and recommended the album and told everyone that he is a fan of the music and wished us luck, Vishal and Shekhar spoke about how they were inspired to start a label because of Raghu’s music and then proceeded to jump start the party! it was quite heartening to see them jumping around in the crowd revving everyone up to have a good time! If someone has the video of Vishal and Shekhar singing ‘Mysore Se Aayi’ with the band, please put it up and let us know!!!
And just like that … it was done! but this is just the beginning of many good things to come!
Update – Thanks to our very dear friend Vinay Shukla, we managed to find the perfect picture that shows Vishal and Shekhar enjoying ‘Mysore Se Aayi’