It was a lazy evening on the East Mada Street on Nov.27, 2009. There was place to choose to park your vehicle near Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. A feature unusual to December season near venues of concerts.
Since Andrew Simkin, US Consul General was visiting the inaugural ceremony as Chief Guest, there was tight security at the entrance.
Bhavan's concerts are not ticketed and generally the auditorium gets houseful for concerts of popular artistes and there is a need for a CC TV outside the hall. Similar arrangements were done with the same expectation for the inaugural concert by Nithyasree Mahadevan.
Being a working day and the season yet to catch up to the daily routine of the rasikas, it was a lazy start.
The scene outside the hall at 6.45 p.m is here. Sesahampatti was elaborating Pantuvarali and 'Raghuvara nannu...' in his inimitable style inside the auditorium.
The festival is on till Dec.14, 2009 and admission is free for all concerts.
The complete schedule of concerts is here.