‘Addicted’ to Enrique
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While his arrival a day before was a hush-hush affair, pop sensation Enrique Iglesias' concert was anything but that. Held on Wednesday at the Amanora Park Town, this was his first concert in the city as a part of the Micromax Enrique Iglesias nationwide tour . The roads leading up to the venue in Hadapsar were choc-a-bloc with vehicles most of which were blaring his hits from the previous decade at full blast. His own wardrobe choice made for interesting conversations where in eager youngsters hoped he would be attired in his trademarked faded jeans, t-shirt and baseball cap. Others hoped he would dish out numbers like Hero and Addicted. A few others jostled for space near the ramp hoping that he would touch their hands.
12,000 fans thronged the grounds for the event. They were of a wide variety too. From teenage girls who couldn't stop giggling and blushing every time his name was mentioned to older ones who were witness to his rise in the late 90s. "I've been his fan since 2000, when I heard his first English album, Enrique. I couldn't make it to his tour in India the last time so I made sure I came to this one," Maria Xalxo, a 49-year-old fan from Mumbai had to say, adding, "All his songs touch me; they take me to another place but I hope he sings Escape today."
The pre-show had DJ Sa and Nucleya, aka Udyan Sagar kick start the evening with energetic mixes of popular tracks such as My dream is to fly and Enrique's chartbuster, Tonight. While it did build up the audience excitement, it only added to the anticipation for the main act. However when Iglesias did take to the stage in the predicted dark t-shirt, baseball cap and torn jeans, the entire crowd erupted simultaneously. Iglesias got straight down to business with the song Tonight, swiftly moved on to I like how it feels and Dirty Dancer, never once showing signs of exhaustion; constantly keeping the audience engaged, moving from one end of the stage to the other.
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