The title you ask? Yep, the title- actually two thirds of the title. A campaign and lotsa confusion. You see, I was working on this campaign since November. The preparations for the pilot began in early December and it was going to be rolled out in mid-January. Since I had done all that was needed to be done before taking off for the trip, I wasn’t worried about the campaign. But what I did not take into account was the great ppl here, who just can’t work unless there is an impossible deadline given to them. So, after the pilot (which was successful, btw) the ppl went off to sleep. It was after I came back, that ppl woke up and realized that pilot is not the end of a campaign! They need to move forward with the rest of the project and the deadline is, surprise surprise, end of Feb. And if the pilot took a month to roll out, the actual project which is twenty times in magnitude, needs at least three. Right? Wrong! We need to do it till end of Feb. And thus began the fight. Don’t even ask what constitutes the fight. But I must say, it is one hell of a job getting work done!
And the confusion? Well, am I under qualified for the job? I’m not too sure… I’ve been really confused about my career, and lately its even more… I enjoy the marketing field, but this is only the beginning…
So that’s the two thirds of the title that’s been keeping me really busy… And the remaining One Third? That was what I did on Saturday evening – the time that I had planned on completing the travelogue! Now now now… don’t get worked up guys. Tell me, what would you have done if you got two passes and half the Saturday off to see a Bryan Adams concert???
Now, I’m not much of an English music fan, but I have heard and liked Bryan Adam’s music. So I enjoyed the show. The highlights of the show were:
The anthem – Summer of 69, which he began with the words “If you don’t know this song, I don’t know where you’ve been”.
Heaven – during which he asked us to flash our mobile phones. When the camera panned the crowd, all the flashing screens looked beautiful in the dark.
Room service – He changed the lyrics of the song to work Indian dishes into it. There was Saag aloo, curry and Vindaloo – cute gimmick na?
One of the persons in the audience passed out, and Bryan asked the crowd to make way so that they could carry this person to the side. How many artists would bother?
When Bryan came into the audiences and shook hands, they just held on to them and finally lifted him above the crowd. The security guys must’ve had a near heart attack!
The guitaring by his lead guitarist Keith – that man’s fingers moved at the speed of light!
All the numbers he sang with his acoustic guitar. Gimme an acoustic anyday… it sounds so sweet, wonder why ppl bother with the electric!
The crowd… every number became a sing-a-long… It was fun to watch!
Bryan Adams doing a Sher aaya, Sher aaya – Said Goodbye thrice and came back to sing another number, before saying a final goodbye the fourth time.
And thus the concert ended at ten, and we made our way back to home…
The travelogue will made make a re-appearance, in a new avtaar… bas thoda sa intezaar!