A R Rahman show at the Wembley Arena. This Sunday, the 25th.
Met him once almost 15 years ago. For the music launch of Love Birds ("Cmon Cmon O Kamachi" - loved it!!) at Rhythm House. There was Nagma, Prabhu Deva and A R Rahman. I had won some on the spot prize and was called on the stage. Royally ignored Nagma. Just shook hands with my idols - Prabha Deva and the real Deva, the man himself.
After that, saw him in person only this April at Southbank Centre, London, where the London Philharmonic Orchestra performed his music. It was a pretty good show, but Rahman didn't play or sing. Just spoke a few words during the show, and then at length, in the interview after the performance. He was in his element though (plenty of witty answers, and I can't remember anything). THough he did promise that he was going to be back.
The Jai Ho Tour is going to be all-out extravanganza. A full-on spectacle. Don't mind if the man still keeps the shell around himself -like he always does even when he is belting out the most moving numbers. I just want to be there.