Akon performed live in a concert in New Delhi yesterday.Guess what?I was there to watch him.I even have some pictures to show you.The concert was at 8:00pm at the NSIC exhibition grounds,Okhla.The gates were opened at 5:30pm and I reached there by 5:35.Then I had to wait for 150 long minutes before the start of the concert.Reliance Mobile had a stall over there and was conducting small quizzes and giving away prizes for the sake of publicity.I was quite far from the stage so,the pictures won’t be great.I was also not allowed to take my camera.So I had to compromise picture quality by using my 2MP mobile camera which does not have a flash.This is what the stage looked like when I arrived-
Finally after 2 hours,Akon’s DJ came to the stage and created an atmosphere for Akon’s arrival.These pictures are the ones I took when Akon had just arrived.If you look carefully you’ll be able to locate him.He was wearing a yellow jacket.He later took his jacket off and later took off and threw 3 T-shirts in the crowd.Actually,he wanted to sing Don’t Matter topless like in the video.
I got a real treat when he came all the way behind where the barricade separating the 2 sections was located.He said-“Do these people represent a different section? Ah! I know,the ones in the front paid more.So if the security permits I would like all people at the back to come in the front.I specifically told them that I don’t want 2 classes.I have just 1 audience.”Then he tried to figure out a plan to let the people at the back come to the front.But unfortunately it couldn’t be implemented as the audience didn’t cooperate.Here are pictures of him when he was trying to do so.
After this the management had a tough time restricting people behind the barricade and preventing them from jumping over.I would rate the organizers and the security guards 0/10 for their work.
Here’s Akon singing belly-dancer.If you are an eagle,you’ll be able to spot Akon.
The songs which appealed to the crowd the most were-Smack That,Mr Lonely,I wanna Love You and Don’t Matter.Akon sang the part he sang in ‘The Sweet Escape’ and made a sweet escape in 2 hours.
Overall,the concert was great.The only fact which was bad was that I had to wait 2.5 hours to watch a 2 hour long concert.