Within 24 hours of rocking the show at LA, the stars were already on the job in front of San Francisco crowds. With back to back shows over the weekend, fatigue was bound to set in but the moment lights went on and thousands of fans screamed in unison, it was business as usual for everyone who forms a part of 'The Unforgettable Tour'! The business of announcing their arrival. The business of entertaining people. The business of making sure that everyone out there got much more than what they could have ever bargained for.
No wonder, young bunch of four freaky guys – Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Vishal and Shekhar - decided to do something different. In fact, they didn't quite decide to do this; it just happened. So what were they up to this time around? Well, if the stage wasn't big enough for them to jump around all over, this time they didn't even leave alone the speakers. Climbing up the speakers on the stage in both the directions, the four broke themselves into a pair each and stood up and clapped while the world watched. This act was to be seen to be believed!
While it appeared in LA that 20000 people had occupied the seating area of 12000 people then San Francisco wasn't really left behind. At least in LA people chose to occupy their seats and at maximum get into the aisles; here at SF, no inch of ground space was left vacant. So much so that people stood up on the chairs and were seen clapping hard and trying to have a dekko at the stars on the stage.
Well, the stars did oblige, as they have been doing in the 3 concerts that have been held so far! Amitabh Bachchan came up with an astounding performance when he recited ever-so-popular dialogues from films like Kabhi Kabhie, Silsila, Deewar and Agneepath. The crowd, which otherwise was at its vociferous best, went silent the moment Big B's voice loomed large. Last one heard, the magic of "Khush To Bahaut Hoge Tum" is reverberating the city of SF till this hour!
A thing to be remembered about Big B's performance is that rather than just being physically connected to the audience, he is also making an emotional connection. This is something which can be observed when he walks up on the stage and recites his dialogues. While some of them get the legendary actor all moist eyes, even audience isn't spared of the emotion. It is actually surreal to witness people continue to give the same kind of love, respect and affection to the spoken dialogues which were first heard 25 years back!
Vintage Bollywood is continuing to enthrall the crowds with Madhuri Dixit rocking the show once again after LA. Onlookers claim that they have been waiting for a moment like this for years now. And it is indeed quite some moment when she merely winks and passes a glance to the waiting audience. No wonder, people out there are loving each and every moment when Madhuri graces the stage with her presence. The 'Dola Re' wave continues!
Yet again, the impeccable arrangements are meeting with quite some appreciation from the stars. Since the SF show happened within 24 hours of the one at LA, the team of 'Unforgettable Tour' didn't quite have time in hand to check out the sound arrangements. Moreover, there wasn't a tech-rehearsal either and it was all left to the organizers (and of course God!) to make things happen. Fortunately for everyone involved, there wasn't a slightest of blemish as the show went seamless from first till the very last minute. With a clockwork precision to boast of, it was one evening to be remembered!
Just before Vishal and Shekhar were required to go on stage for their performance, Abhishek met them back stage and together they made a resolve to storm the city of SF further. 'If LA was good, this had to be great' - they promised each other. No wonder, the 'Bluffmaster' act turned out to be the best ever of the tour so far. Making sure that there was never a single dull moment as everyone jammed on stage, the team of Vishal, Shekhar, Abhishek and Riteish were at their energetic best in this segment. Of course, speakers turned out to be their stage this time around (remember the incident mentioned at the very beginning of the feature?!)
There is a special Gujarati section which goes on when Vishal and Shekhar come on board. With Abhishek and Riteish joining them for this part, it turned out to be one complete mad house all over again. Any casualty? Well, Vishal's voice went for a toss after the show and it was only hours later that he came back to a sane state!
Thankfully, it is going to be a week long break for everyone from this point on. After spending some more time in SF, the team would be moving to Houston on 29th July. With the show being planned way down on 2nd August, it is going to be some massive party time for all the stars in the interim!