I’m seeing Salman Khan live! And more importantly PRABHUDEVA!!!!!! And Katrina and Jacqueline and I think 3 other people I don’t care about. Anyway, help me run out the clock until this magic moment!
Happy Monday! As always, you can ask me anything from the personal (“how many big stadium shows have you seen now?”) to the specific and factual (“what’s the deal with the stadium shows for Indian movie stars?”) to the general discussion (“are stadium shows a good thing or a bad thing star image-wise?”)
Only rule is, you have to let me answer first! The discussion just goes better that way. But once I answer, feel free to jump in and join the conversation.
Now, question for you! A three parter.
Who is a star you would see no matter what even if you had to drive 2 hours and spend $200 on tickets?
Tickets weren’t that expensive, and it’s only an hour and a half drive (less if there’s no traffic) but I would have spent that much for 3 of my stadium concerts: Shahrukh, Asha Bhosle, and Karan Johar. And Salman this week.
Who is a star you wouldn’t mind seeing if they were only an hour away and tickets were only $50?
This is how I ended up seeing Arijit Singh!
Who is a star you wouldn’t mind seeing if they were half an hour away and tickets were $30?
And this is how I saw Vishal-Shekhar. Which was GREAT.
Who is a star you would only see if tickets were free?
For me, Vir Das and AR Rahman. Vir Das was performing at a club where a friend worked and she got us in for free. And AR Rahman was doing a classy concert at a classy historic theater and a friend had an extra ticket.
Who is a star you wouldn’t see even if tickets were free?
Hmm. Tricky! Well, there’s a bunch of “tribute concerts” out in the suburbs that are just local performers doing a series of songs from one composer or whatever. Definitely not going to one of those, even if it’s free.