Recently, AR Rahman’s Encore concert held in Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium. But, the concert turned out to be a bad show. As a result of mismanagement and technical incompetence, fans were left disappointed at the concert.
One of the fans, Khushal Lalwani told the tabloid, “I couldn’t find my seat for the first hour, as the seating arrangement was all over the place. I watched half the event standing despite having paid for a seat. Strangely, the height of the stage was so low that you couldn’t see the performers.”
Another fan, Aly Rona said that he bought the platinum tickets, priced at Rs 5000, expecting the seats to be closer to the stage but found out that his row was far away. “As I walked towards my seat, I saw that the platinum seats were at quite a distance from the stage. People huddled up in front of the rows and I could barely see anything happening on the stage,” complains Rana, before adding, “The sound quality was pathetic. It is probably the worst concert I have attended.”
One of the others who attended the concert, Parool Shah revealed that Rahman also got aware about the disgruntlement from fans, but his reaction to it could’ve hardly saved the situation. She said, “Sensing the audience disgruntled about the mismanagement, Rahman said that if you can’t see me, just enjoy listening to my music. If I had to do that, I could have listened to his songs on a music system. Plus, he hardly performed for half an hour.”
Meanwhile, when the tabloid reached out to Bookmyshow, the ticketing and event partner, an official said, “The ground partner made alterations in the seating arrangements two days prior to the show due to technical issues. We informed our customers of the change via emails and texts on Saturday. As for the sound, it was much advanced compared to the regular arrangements for such shows.”
Well, this is not the first time, when Rahman fans get disappointed at his concert. Earlier too, His concert at Wembley in July this year had faced Twitter outrage as he had performed way too many songs in Tamil.