| Here I am this is me
There’s no where else on earth I’d rather be
Here I am it’s just me and you
Tonight we make our dreams come true
It’s a new world it’s a new start
It’s alive with the beating of young hearts
It’s a new day it’s a new plan
I’ve been waiting for you
Here I am
Here I am |
From watching the German Shepard playfully running around in ‘Please Forgive Me’ to being exhilarated by the stallions in ‘Here I am’, I have indeed turned myself in to a big fan of the Canadian artist – Bryan Adams.
The regret of not making it to his concert in Hyderabad in 2011 almost killed me. I was an intern with the Times of India then, and I was secretly hoping they’d let me cover it, but #fail :D. Post that, I never thought I’d get a chance to witness his music live here again. My excitement knew no bounds when I saw his Instagram post of the back of a bus with ‘Summer of 69’ written on it, announcing his tour (which of course he changed later). A year and a half later, the tour was officially announced – I was ready to make this dream come true.
Seven years down, here I was, waiting for him to get on stage; after Threeory swooned the crowds with their music. We were all ready to rock right off the top; he walked on to the stage and introduced himself, ‘Hi my name is Bryan’. Ah, that was the first time we didn’t think of his full name and for a moment it felt like we all knew him, personally. And sure we did, as we sang each and every song along. The fabric of his songs is so intact in his deep voice. Especially when he tried to tell us how old he was by playfully fitting in ‘Someday I’ll be 18 going on 59’. For Rock fans above 50, who came in with their children, it was a night of nostalgia – ‘Oh, thinking about our younger years’ kind of a moment.
I was just a kid when I first heard the song ’18 till I die’ and I wondered how amazing it must have been to be an 18 year old when the song first came out. While everyone had their complaints that ‘Please Forgive Me’ didn’t make it to the set list, I was waiting for ‘Best of Me’. Every other hit single found its place on the set list, including the not so popular (according to Bryan) ‘Everything I do’.
From someone’s comments on YouTube, it was going to be a night where ‘Rock Meets Poetry’. It was guaranteed to be epic and sure it was.
For months one end, I have been wanting to shop off of SHEIN, but was quite unsure of the quality. After watching endless haul videos on YouTube, I finally decided to take the plunge. I’ve always been a fan of pinafore dresses; love how they make for a sophisticated yet cute look. And since the days are getting shorter and colder here in Hyderabad, I decided to layer it up with a full sleeved crop-top. Black and white all the way. Added a touch of bling with the accessories that I bought off of SHEIN as well. I must say, I am quite impressed with the quality of the clothes and the reviews do help.
My boots from Forever21 have been serving me right; especially at concerts. They’re super comfortable and don’t get dirty very easily either. It’s a win-win.
Also, I bumped into the blogger squad of Hyderabad at the concert. A few bloggers who not only feed off of Instagram (like any other ‘#blogger’ these days), but actually create content (beyond visuals) even to this day.
I’m quite excited about a couple of more concerts I’m going to attend towards the end of this year, so more posts coming up. 🙂
Rad All Day
Pictures by: Rahul Kumar