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Kalki from Houston, Texas
FABULOUS PERFORMANCE AT A MATCHING VENUE
The grand venue was only surpassed by the artist on centerstage - A R Rahman. First, the venue - A superb mix of colors, technology, comfort and scale, makes this one of the best venues for concerts in the USA. I have been to a fair share of those around the country and this has to be at the top of the list. Then, the performer - A R Rahman. Not enough has been said about the genius of the man. With a simple warm-up and a modest introduction (considering the rock-star status), he embraced the audience and led all through a fantastic performance. Must be second nature to him and the artistes, but for the audience it was fresh and exhilarating. He has a little bit of the Ray Charles moves when he is at the piano with his glasses on. That adds to the mystique. The sufi songs were a nice break, particularly with aesthetic and stunning background visuals. Percussions were a highlight, though almost outdone by the sitar. Overall, an absolute blast of an evening, gaining lots of memories.
Sebastian from Houston, Texas
A R RAHMAN - SMART FINANCIAL CENTER - HOUSTON - SEPT 15
Summary: Brilliant performance. The concert started late, which seemed like the norm, when you consider the number of people waltzing in more than half-an-hour past the start time. This was a shame and reinforces the notion of lack of punctuality when it comes to Indian events. But, that turned out to be the only black spot. From the intro, to the medley to the rousing Sitar-Piano combination to lovely finish, this was a concert planned and executed to perfection. ARR was in full control and poise and had the pulse of the audience all the time. With his volume of work, it is difficult to pick a bad song. He did a wonderful job with the mix of languages - Tamil, Hindi - Telugu - Urdu etc - catering to every group in the audience. The gimmick with the virtual percussion could have done with a bit more introduction as most of the audience were wondering what's going on with the sign language. Ranjit, Neeti, Sitarist, Mano, and all the performers did their portions brilliantly. Thank you
AnnMarie Singh from San Francisco, California
MUSICAL PERFECTION, ORACLE EVENT STAFF ?????
A genius, loved the musicians and show. Very professional. Expected much better from Oracle Arena, one door open 30 minutes late, 19,000 let in through one door. Cattle herd. show was 1 hour late,Same thing getting out. Stuck in parking lot one hour dead stop. Why, one exit only. I am a season ticket holder warriors, never have this problem. Great Artist, Unfortunate.
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