To start with the review, I don’t think I am the right person to review a concert, since this was the first time I have been to a live concert. Heck… It had to start sometime and why not be with the Spanish Heartthrob , Enrique Iglesias.
The concert was suppose to start at around 6 pm, and it did, only difference is that the one who was actually performing there was not Enrique but a DJ, who was not at all a disappointment. He did a pretty good job of engaging the crowd for almost 2 hours. And after the long wait, came the announcement stating that the singer was, and I quote “in the building”, making the girls go mad ,resulting loud continuous chants “Enrique…Enrique”. Then the videos showing pre-recorded backstage footage of Enrique and some scenes from his single “I Like How It Feels”, which was actually an advertisement for some drink! (PG Rated!!!) Following that, the stage screen displayed in HUGE letters “ei” and the crowd went even more madder!
Then finally appeared the singer running towards the center of the stage singing “I Like How It Feels” and then things became difficult to hear for a while having the crowd cheering at the top of their voices. The band that was performing live was stupendous. The lead guitarist (sadly whose name I don’t know) was amazing. His guitar seemed even better than the recorded tracks. Then he carried on with his other hits such as “Dirty Dancer”. The beginning of some of the songs had been changed, as in the music and the beats were totally (most of the artists do this generally in their live shows), like in the case of Rhythm Divine. It was given an Arabian touch, making the crowd think “uhhhh?“, but when Enrique started singing, then people realized “Hey!!! I know this song!”
Then he went on to sing his sweet silent song “Don’t You Forget About Me (Baby)”, during which the live guitarist was totally on fire! That dude was amazing!!! Then a guy from the crowd was picked to come onto the stage and was asked by Enrique to select any song. The guy turned out be a really huge fan of Enrique, and started singing one of Enrique’s Spanish songs, the name of which I don’t know! And then Enrique started singing John Lennon’s “Stand By Me’ and ‘that guy from the crowd’ joining him and off course the entire crowed started singing along. That was a really nice moment. After that he sang a few of his other hits, followed by the following scene, which was one of the most visually wonderful parts of the concert! (The pic is a bit hazy, but you know how it would’ve been)
After that came that part, which made all the girls in the crowd say all the slang they know for one harmless lucky girl. So the story goes like this… the entire stage went dark and nothing what so ever could be seen around. The only that could be felt was the crowd shouting “once more once more” thinking that the concert was over. But then, loud cries were heard on the other side of the crowd and people started moving towards the cries. And then ‘there was light’ and there was Enrique standing on another small stage amongst the crowd. He started singing the song that everyone was waiting for to be sung “Hero”! And then “that girl” was chosen to go on stage by Enrique himself. Well… what made the girls angry was that he held her hard in his arms and was singing “the” song that each and every girl just dies for and then nightmare happened (nightmare for the remaining girls who didn’t get to go on stage), he kissed that girl. It was actually kinda fun to see the faces of the girls around at that very moment. After that he came back to the main stage, built the heat for his next which was the last song for the night saying “Thank you Bangalore… We’ve been through every nation. But no body makes me feel the way you do” and then music began and (here I was expecting him to sing “I like How It Feels”, hearing the lines he was saying, but) he started singing “Tonight (I Loving You)” and with that ended the concert!
All in all, the concert was an amazing experience for me. Even though it was my first live concert experience, I am darn sure that any person who has been to any number of concerts in his/her life would enjoy this one just as much!