Today is Sanjay Subrahmanyan’s concert at the Music Academy, an annual event that is always a high point in the December Music Season calendar. These are the navarasas/emotions of his fans –
bhayam – what if tickets are not available?
raudram – on coming to know that the Academy does not sell tickets on Sanjay Day
shrngAram – enticing looks at the Secretary who they (mistakenly) think has oodles of tickets
vIram – that courage that makes them think that somehow they can get a ticket
kAruNyam – the feeling the patron row members have towards donor members, who in turn feel the same way about the life members (upstairs), who reciprocate by expressing compassion to the ordinaries who literally suspend themselves from the ceiling. And then all of these have compassion on the mini hall gang that watches on LCD. As for those who don’t get tickets, praying to Nandanar is a good option.
bhIbatsam – at those strange people who have no idea about a December Music Season, leave alone a Sanjay performance
hAsyam – at those who go to other concerts on this day of days
adbhutam – when suddenly they do manage to get a ticket
shAntam -that emotion when you are in the hall and the curtain is about to rise.
See you there you 1499 lucky people (I will be the 1500th).
#kogul strikes again 😉
Serves me right
Really lucky to be in the hall as I got the tkts this morning. Woke up at 3:00 , left home at 3:40 and stood in Q @ 4:15.Saw people about 10 nos behind me could get only LCD.Its really thrillung experience to get MA tkts on Sanjay’s concert.
After the concert, I want to be at the front of the queue for next year concert tickets ! Surely I will be first and a ticket assured. The rest 365 days will pass, no need for umbrella since it rarely rains in Chennai. The only problems being if (a) there is a school admission application form also to be procured in the same manner elsewhere in Chennai or (b) the currency note in the pocket is suddenly demonetized or (c) they say ticket should be linked to Aadhar or (d) Great-Grandad’s left thumb impression is required or (e) when I reach the counter on the fateful dawn, the counter clerk says “sorry, sold out” and closes the door on me.
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