It was the 8th of July and the most expected day and the highlight of the trip had arrived. The day of ‘A.R.Rahman live in Concert’. I had looked forward to this day since I had purchased the tickets, it was like a once-in-a-life thing. The last time he was having a concert in London was back in 2010, so who’s to say when he’d do another one anytime soon. More specially this concert would be a celebration of his 25-year career as a Tamil/Indian music composer, so he would for sure perform many Tamil songs (which he rarely does when he performs in London.
Along with A.R.Rahman South Indian artists like Haricharan, Benny Dayal, Javed Ali, Neeti Mohan, and Jonita Gandhi would perform too. Artists I had accidentally bumped into the day before at the London Designer Outlet (just a fun fact).
The concert began around 6.30 pm and my friend and I had gotten out tickets at the entrance an hour before. We got in the hall and found our seats, which were a bit far from the scene, but not too far, and waited for the concert to begin. The concert began and A.R.Rahman made an awesome entrance to a track mix of some of his works. And one by one he and the singers performed different songs from his first album (Roja) to the latest one in 2017 (Kaattru Veliyidai and Sachin: A Billion Dreams). Along with the songs, they also performed a Tamil medley version with some of A.R.Rahman’s songs, which sounded so amazing! Midway through the concert, Rajakumari (an Indian-American Rapper) did a solo performance.
5,5hours had passed and it was time for the concert to end. My friend and I left the arena still excited, satisfied, and very happy. Maybe it was quite an expensive experience, but it was definitely worth every penny!
After the concert I headed back to the hotel to get some sleep, the next day would be the last day in London, on my trip…