All I could see — People going crazy with passion, head banging and countless fans with their hands \m/ up in the air. And I never realized I was one of them. The atmosphere was electrifying. Everybody was enjoying the music and singing along. I knew this was going to be an experience of a lifetime and indeed it was.
What can a rock lover ask for? To be in the middle of a concert, to see a band you love, to see them play live in front of you. That’s it right? Yeah, and I was right there. Even heaven might not be as enjoyable as this!
Now Bruce Dickinson was just unbelievable. He just brought in more energy in the maddening crowd. Bruce almost in 50s running around the stage as if he were 20 years younger, I was awestruck. Bruce shouted “SCREAM FOR ME BAAAAAAAAAANGALOE, SCREAM FOR ME BAAAAAAANGALOREEEEEEE". That was it and probably that was what the crowd was waiting for. And the crowd screamed, screamed as loudly as they could, nothing in the world seemed more important to them at that point of time.
I am sure he didn’t expect this kind of response from the crowd, he probably felt over whelmed. If you don’t believe me, just look at his smile (in the video). And what Bruce said next, still rings in my mind like a priest chanting his prayers. Bruce said "You, all of you are going to be a part of history, after this, looking at all you metal lovers, there will be many bands to follow". Bruce said one more thing and the crowd went wild "And we will be back soon to India after this show, may be next year or next to next year, but we will be here" and when he said you can just imagine how the crowd was screaming and yelling on top of their voice.
A film taken by Global Metal film.
This video has a message that we are a GLOBAL RELIGION!!!
What made the show all more dramatic and super ecstatic was the special entry of their mascot ‘Eddie’. I can probably say, that was one of the best part, and the other amazing part was when they sang two songs and said “Bye Bangalore, will be back soon”. As expected, there is nothing that can quench the thirst for music, especially music of this grandeur. So all of us out there, start chanting “Once More, Once More” in perfect unison. Still, the lights go off. But that didn’t deter any one of us, and no one moved. Then all of a sudden Bruce comes out and tells the crowd that they are done. But that still didn’t stop the Bangalore Crowd from chanting the encore. This fervour, this passion, ignited Bruce and he screams “Troooooooooooooooopers” and Eddie enters the stage. Now what happens next is left for you to imagine. Later realized that the "Bye" was just to make the crowd even more crazier!
Now, when I look back, I just have a smirk on my face, a whole lot of memories and a wish if I could go back to that time again. Sometimes, it’s just a great feeling to be a part of history. Not everybody might understand the importance of this, those who do, sure will say “Oh! Boy! You were lucky to part of it.” Those who don’t never will understand what they missed.
For all those who so wanted to be there, but missed, a dedication to you all – one of the Maiden's best song "Number of the beast" from the concert. Enjoy!
Rock Lives forever
Rock Forever \m/