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Sultan of Swing

What am amazing guy!

And to think I nearly missed the show. But thankfully, I saw sense at the last moment! Then I nearly lost my way negotiating the maze of North Bangalore.

Finally, after a few frantic phone calls, I managed to get on track. I could hear the roar from the crowds as I neared the grounds. I missed a couple of songs in the beginning, but it was a small price to pay to listen to the legend himself.

Just to watch him change his guitars was enough. And he played some of the all-time Dire Straits favourites including Sultan of Swing, Brothers in Arms, Money for Nothing and a few from his solo albums. And it was over all too quickly! Man, Mark Knopfler absolutely rocked!


  1. Wow…lucky you! But why HASN’T anyone told him that Chennai is an equally good place to have a gig?

  2. “What an amazing guy!”

    I’ll grant you this much: you have a knack for tastefully, and colossally, understating things. 🙂

  3. twilight: yes, the travel bug is rather infectious!

    nandhish: yes, probably missed a good opportunity!

    chicuado: you sure did!

    ravi: strangely, no one ever goes to chennai. i am not sure why either. maybe the chennai folks will have clue as to why their city is avoided…

    retisaint: well, i didn’t want to sound too over the board either. you know i like to maintain some kind of an equilibrium!

    thanks shobha.

  4. Wow – brings back memories of being a student at college – I went to see Dire Straits in my college refectory – price: ÂŁ2.50. It was the year before they became global supergroup. For many years afterwards – Brothers In Arms album was the “reference CD” that people purchased with their CD players – which was a brand new technology at the time!

  5. praneet says

    i seriously envy you for livng in such a wonderful place… it is times like this i feel like shit for ending u in this unknown corner…

    lucky you… u made it to the show…

  6. thanks tom! but you must have gotten a chance to watch him sometime? 🙂 ps: march babies definitely rock. a very belated happy birthday to you too!

    jag: in your college? wow! that would have been something! was this very long ago? 🙂

    praneet: and which corner would that be?

  7. Damn You! I cant believed I missed this concert. Ah, well it was only simple home economics that prevented me from getting there!

    Nice shot of the ticket!

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