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After Show no.5 at Houston last weekend, it was time for all the stars to chill out over the week gone by. And they did so in style by visiting numerous shows by other international performers which were playing all around New York. While The Unforgettable Tour is looking at regaling its audience over the weekend, they got themselves entertained by quite a few popular shows.
One such show was the world popular 'Cirque du Soleil', a French term which stands for 'Circus of the Sun'. Founded in 1984, the show is a synthesis of circus styles from around the world and has its own central theme and storyline which brings the audience into the performance by having no curtains, continuous live music and performers change the props.
The same was witnessed by the stars as well who were left dumbstruck with sheer breathtaking performances. It was Abhishek's idea to have everyone go together to the show and no wonder, each of them enjoyed the show to the fullest. The show has a jungle theme to it and what amazed everyone was the sheer fitness level that each of the performers came with. Lasting close to 2 hours, 'Cirque du Soleil' saw coming together of some high end aerobics and gymnastics which left everyone asking for more.
However, there was no dearth of autograph seekers even in a place like this. Finding the stars amidst themselves, especially Amitabh Bachchan, the crowd thronged him. Humble as ever, Big B was gracious enough to oblige them even as this was a personal visit for him rather than a sponsored event.
Later everyone decided to go out for dinner to Big B's favourite restaurant in New York, Mr. Chows, which as the name suggests, is a Chinese restaurant. Vishal got an opportunity to bond further with Amitabh Bachchan due to the two being vegetarians. The evening was for everyone to loosen up and chat about everything under the sun before getting ready to hit the stage once again this weekend.
Looking at the kind of fun youngsters (read Abhishek, Riteish, Vishal, Shekhar) are having on stage, Big B too is looking at putting on his dancing shoes with a vengeance. He has insisted Vishal and Shekhar to play one of his yesteryear songs during their part. Though the composer duo is currently performing on numbers from Bachna Ae Haseeno, Om Shanti Om and others, they are looking at picking up this opportunity with a glee. Last one heard, the number "Apni To Jaise Taise" (Laawaris) is on the top of their list.
While it is going to be Atlantic City and Chicago on Saturday and Sunday respectively, there are also plans being made for the London show which is expected to be one of the biggest of all. There are lot of suggestions pouring in from within the troupe of Unforgettable and something magical is on its way. Since there is quite some time left to prepare for that, the evening is expected to be extra special.
Some troupe members also visited the Kanye West concert. A hip-hop performer, Kanye West, was a huge success amongst the audience which also comprised of big names like Dr. Gray, Andre 3000 (OutKast) and Will. I. Am (Black Eyed Peas) amongst others. Held indoors, the concert saw a crowd that topped the 15000 mark. In fact there was quite some struggle involved in procuring the tickets but somehow they managed to get an entry.
Rock band The Police was performing its last act ever at Madison Square Garden, New York and it was irresistible not to be a part of the historical event. The band came up with yet another legendary performance which has created history and stars found themselves to be a witness of this history on the making. Yet another event which seemed to have housed close to 19000 strong audiences, it gave quite some motivation for 'Unforgettable' members also to aim for the next level.
After all this fun, masti and mazaa, it is expected to be business with entertainment yet again over the weekend. What is helping the team together is the virtue of openness which is making them share ideas and suggestions on a common platform. With none of them looking at being on the top of affairs or trying to sidelines the other, it is the friendly attitude demonstrated by every member which is making the tour better and better with every passing outing. This is also making everyone try to do something different and innovative at stage, although impromptu, instead of going ahead with a performance which is all crammed up and mechanical.
Atlantic City is the destination for Saturday and stars are driving down in the limos assigned to them. From there it would be a trip to Chicago (for the Sunday show) and then back to New York after the performance.