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Summer Time : George Micheal (update : pics added)

Have been kinda lazy on the blog hopping and commenting as am active enjoying the summer. Its in full blast with HE forgetting that there is adjustments on the hearing thernostat. Constant temperatures around 90 F (32.2 C) is not hot compared to any tropical climate but here since the temperature drop way below zero - this is significantly hot.

So as usual I am enjoying the Heat till it lasts. Was out for two day camping/canoeing trip in upstate New York. Went for my usual walks in NYC and then the one I want to share here is from yesterday.

Attended George Micheal's 25live - his first tour in 15 years - "a celebration of his 25-year career in music" at Madison Square Garden in NYC.

The stage was three huge screens as a backdrop with the center being a 45-50 foot screen that cascaded down onto a ramp. It showcased the videos and graphics for individual songs. It was really spectacular and surreal- with only him on the stage dancing and performaing as the videos rolled right from underneath his feet on this constantly changing flickering digital backdrop.

The setlist of the songs he played yesterday included some of his greatest singles : Fast Love,
Father Figure, Faith, Roxanne, Too Funky.
His new song Feeling Good - talks of his coming back after personal struggles for the past decade.
The highlight of the evening was Careless Whispers - where the entire crowd of 20000 plus was on their feet swaying and singing it word to word along with him.
He ended the performance with Freedom

Interesting thing is since he is gay, most of the songs are for his lost love partner but they have an universal appeal and the crowd simply lapped every moment.

Some of the songs that I did wish he played were : Jesus to a Child, Last Christmas and Dont Let the Sun Go Down on Me.

All in all it was a perfect evening and awesome to witness live a singer whose songs I have cherished all these years.
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Update: I forgot I had taken pictures on my cell phone.
Here are some images taken of my cell phone - sorry for the poor quality.
It so happened that last time I posted the video for Asha Bhosale's concert - I got an email from Youtube and Carnegie Center for copyright infringement and the videos were removed by them from the US servers. Also I had been to the Garden for another concert where they did not allow the cameras - so did not take it for this one and guess what....I was amont the few who DID not have a camera on me....----Ah well















73 comments:

Solitaire said...

WOW! I used to love George Michael. Have not listened to him in a long time now.

You are having fun!!

Pavi!!!! said...

u lucky thing!!!! George michael reminds me of my childhood...coz i used to listen to so much of him then!!

no videos of him performin live like u took of asha bhosle??

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

aww... nice... he is a classic! :-)

Nirmal said...

hahaa really..i thought it wud be cold here...but its very hot....

have nice time buddy....

aneri_masi said...

sahi!!!!! photos nathi ?

Impressionist said...

ah! ur so lucky man!
I love his songs too! :)

-I

Cinderella. said...

Wow ! You are much of a musical shows n concert guy arent you ?!

This sounds real fun !
No photos kya ?

gunj said...

im not a George Michael fan but im still feeling J! :P

Urv said...

Keep rocking ceedy bhai :D And as everyone is saying, you got no photos to put up?

--xh-- said...

wow - the energy of a music concert is awesome - post some snaps if u have them :) and enjoy the heat while it lasts... :-D

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Wow!You get to attend great concerts,don't you? :)

I love Faith,Jesus to a child and Careless whispers.

Neeku said...

That sounds great :) looks like you had good time ! :)

Princess Mia said...

i so envy u mate...
*sob sob whilst u enjoy

Buzzz said...

hey enjoy the summer sir :) and i envy your free spirit...

keep it up

brocasarea said...

ohh...thats really cool man....i had heard his songs few years back..dont remember its title..it was good!....

ceedy said...

@solitaire

I have all the songs from the artists from 80's that I listen to once in a while....what a decade of music it was....

All the links are videos on youtube on the post - you can check them if you like....

and yes am having FUN!!!

ceedy said...

@pavi!!!!!

Yes...agree...he kindles all kinds of childhood memories. My cousins used to have huge posters of WHAM in their rooms back then....if you want to catch up all the links are youtube video links of his songs...

and check the update for info on vidoes and I did put up some pics

ceedy said...

@raaji

Yes dear - he sure is and it was a treat....check the photos - just uploaded

ceedy said...

@nirmal

Wait....abhi to aaye ho...jab thand chalu hogi tab pata chalega...

You too enjoy and have fun

ceedy said...

@aneri_masi

yep - photos uploaded.....

ceedy said...

@impressionist

welcome back guru...
how have you been
Thanks...and yes his songs are one of a kind

ceedy said...

@cinderella

Yes I like to see artists of all kinds - and what better than Music...

It was awesome fun and photos added....

ceedy said...

@gunj

I was expecting it :P aage badho abhi...K L M jal rahe hai :)

btw photos added to burn your spirit more :)

ceedy said...

@urv

Thanks man - but will really rock when U2 comes here...man dying to see them!!!

Photos added check them out

ceedy said...

@-xh-

Yeah you are right - it was energizing
added some snaps...check them out

and you missed my dedication in the last post to all the bloogies on my 100th post...read it if you get a chance

ceedy said...

@sameera

Yes...and thats why I dont want to move from close to NY...

All his songs are classic....he is part of my childhood so to say...

ceedy said...

@neeku

Yeah! complete paisa wasool...

ceedy said...

@princess mia

Here take some tissues and wipe those tears :P

It was a great evening - will cherish it for a while

and BTW did you get the answer to your question - figuring out what I was trying to do in the last post?

ceedy said...

@buzzz

Hey dont envy it...try and live it...life is all about dhamaal

ceedy said...

@brocasarea

Yeah...it was awesome...if you want all the songs have links to youtube on the post....

Ankur said...

hello ji.. Happy 101!!!
century over and way to go!! ;)

32.2C is no heat, come to Jaipur and it gets as hot as 50C!! :(

and we dont enjoy it!! :P

George was one i use to listen to once, but now... i thought he has given up singing!!!

Will listen to his new release soon! ;)

btw... the picture are fine and the last one looks like a ghost with an Aura!! :P :P
hehe

but it seems u r enjoyin!!
hav fun
Cheers!!!

KP! said...

cool..it seems u had blast! not into george micheals music!!

man the weather is really hot!

Veens said...

amazing! :)

yenjooi!!

carolinagal said...

Gosh, this heat is excruciating!!

Nice write up. He is coming this way too...might go check it out!

Joy said...

Asha Bhonsle, Ustad Ghulam Ali and now George Micheal.. You sure have good and varied taste. I know all environment must have been enjoyable.... Music concerts always rejuvenates one. Enjoy.

carolinagal said...

Thanks for the tip :)

rahul said...

hey nice pics...like some of his songs careless whisper ,last christmas.

ceedy said...

@ankur

*32.2C is no heat, come to Jaipur and it gets as hot as 50C!! :(*

Yeah and come to NY it goes -15 below zero...then you will understand that this is really HOT....so we enjoy the summer have to as it is only 4-5 months of this weather

*George was one i use to listen to once, but now... i thought he has given up singing!!!*
Yeah - he had all sorts of troubles with Sony so was on a hiatus...

*but it seems u r enjoyin!!
hav fun*
will do and you too :)

ceedy said...

@kp

yeah man I had a blast...can understand you not into his music...aa to mara jamana no che!

yeah it is really getting Hot

ceedy said...

@veens

shank you

ceedy said...

@carolinagal

yes the heat and this whole weather this year has been weird...

lemme know if you do end up going...

and enjoy...

ceedy said...

@rahul

thanks bud...

yes he has some classics under his belt

Hiren said...

baapu, jalsaa chaali rahya chhe tamari life maan ... saras !!!

RADhika said...

awesome!!! George michael brought bak my school memories, when we had some crush, and his songs used to come to our rescue! :P

and looks like you're having lotsa fun! Enjoy! :)

Pavi!!!! said...

@Ceedy: ya me too..was crazy abt wham :) n yes..hv been listenin to the songs u've linked.

Thnx for the pics :)makes me feel more J of u! n darn!youtube n all for buggin u with privacy rights n all tht :|

Ne said...

What Blogger ate my message! SIGH!
Okay, I said that ummmmmm I like George Micheal also!

And his careless whispers are where it is at!!! lol

Glad you had a wonderful time!!

Aaarti said...

Woww, you actually went for a George michael concert.. awesome~!! i enjoy going for concerts! Cool pics, the ones i take on my phone are also like zis vonly :)

Right now am looking fwd to the theater fest to begin here in chennai!! :)

d SINNER!!! said...

wow...

Princess Mia said...

mate even tissues r not helping...i wish u has taken a smal video from yur mobile man....

btw i figured out heheheh, duh me!!!

yur having a nice time so mate....enjoy the moment n then share it with us later...

ceedy said...

@hiren

well its a cycle...last year this time I was in a very bad situation....so just waited for it to dissolve and now jhalsa ;)

kale savare su thase - who knows

ceedy said...

@radhika

yup...G M is a classic...glad it evoked memories in you...

I am having fun yes!

ceedy said...

@pavi!!!!!

Ohoho....now that was not my intention to make you J ;)

ceedy said...

@ne

gotcha...great that you are riding this new wave...

I did have a wonderful time and so are you :)

ceedy said...

@aaarti

welcome here...and yes it was fun!!!

The cell phone sucks - wat to do...

Well do write about the theater fest - will love to read about it.

ceedy said...

@d sinner

:)

ceedy said...

@anvita

Well I have a blackberry pearl and this one does not have a video capability....

nyways - it all stored up in my never ending RAM up there...

thanks and you too enjoy - life is going away too fast :)

Cinderella. said...

Yeah. All's well.
Thankyou for the concern.

How you doing btw ?

Stupidosaur said...

Yes Yes Saanpu Baapu! keep enjoying concerts! Don't be disconcerted! Rock on!

P.S: Wonder whats wrong with all the Micheals who sing. One likes boys while other, men.

Urv said...

Checked the photos boss. Nice shots :D

Hiren said...

kaale savare SAVAR thase ... biju su ?? :-p

ceedy said...

@cinderella

glad to know alls well..but now its happening all over :(

I am fine - just busy with summer and friends visiting here...have been just out for last couple of days...will bloghop soon

ceedy said...

@stupidosaur

yeh do Mai Ke lal ka to ajeeb hai...for sure...as you pointed out

ceedy said...

@urv

thank you thank uoi :)

ceedy said...

@hiren

hahah...savar thai gayi...ane aaje paacha jalsa :)

Satish Bolla said...

seems that u had solid fun. i used to like his songs sometime back but now, it's been ages since i heard english songs. fuck me. lost most of my interests.
anyways, it's sad to hear that u can't post the videos because of the stated reasons. better luck, next time

Abreysham said...

Haven't heard him much- just remember listening to Careless Whisper in my teens.
The photographs tell of a spectacular visual feast- can't help being in awe of the event manager!

Romila said...

Ah! Teen memories- Careless whisper, Freedom, Wake me up before u go go...posters of George Michael n Andrew Ridgeley adorned my bedroom wall then...

Good, u're having a great time there.

ceedy said...

@satish

yeah...its old specially him...but I listen to him and others from time to time...

fuck you - if you like it that way :) are all interests will come out with a dividend...just hang in there man

and yeah video thing sucks..

btw...you have a big chance to score a double hundred on saanp ceedy post :) its I guess upto 191 comments

ceedy said...

@abreysham

thank god - you are the first guy who has awe for the event manager - most of them envy me :P

yes it was a total visual orgy so to speak...wish I could have taken more pics

ceedy said...

@romila

yup...memories..and I remember that my cousins used to have all their walls splatered with WHAM posters :)

abreysham said...

man- respect where due- organsing and plannign an event at such a scale is not an easy job- and DEFNITELY not sth that can be done ALONGWITH another full-time job (re: you being an event manager).

I'm sure you just meant sth else but I didnt get it :O

ceedy said...

@abreysham

are - I was just a spectator and ppl in the comments envy me...for being able to attend the shows here....I cant be an event manager for smg like this unless I take sanyas from "real" 8-5 life

you are the first guy who like you said - "respect where due" comment....got it?

Abreysham said...

YEAH :)
now I got it. just my blonde moment.

its true- one would have to sacrifice the regular 8-5 life and the perks that come with it- it can get quite demanding.