MEETING WITH THE STARS AT GLOBAL MALL – Thursday afternoon, May 11, 2006
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DINNER WITH THE ROCKSTARS – Thursday evening, May 11, 2006
Intro to Salman started with a video footage (mrs k helped out with the Salman descriptions - I actually took down a lot of what she said so here I am giving her credit) that looked like it was from his perspective leaving prison - you saw some guards and lots of fans lined up; then there was footage of the fans who had their heads shaved and painted in support of him; then there was footage of the scene from outside his house after he returned from prison and his taking off his shirt and throwing it to the crowd. Then there was an overview of his schools, some of his hits, then some personal data. Then he came out and did a mix medley from a variety of songs from his films such as "O O Jaana Jaana" from Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (this is one of my fave Salman songs ever!!), "Chori Chori" from Lucky, "Aisa Pehle Baar Hua" - Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, "Mere Rang Mein" - Maine Pyar Kiya, Janam Samjha Karo, and so much more that I can't even remember.
So after the individual acts, Salman came on stage. Someone showed the posters that my friend and I made for Salman! It was on the big screen!!!! We were so excited. Mine has “ SALMAN, your Hmong fan here. Maine Pyar Kiya.” My friend’s have “ SALMAN, your biggest non desi fan. She’s Persian, BTW. Then one of the sponser, I guess, walked up to us and asked us, what do you want to ask? Honestly, our minds were blank right now. We didn’t realize what was going on. We honestly didn’t know what to ask Salman (I had many questions for John cause of the dinner but none for Salman cause I didn’t want to ask him anything personal). My friend just blurted, could we ask John something? She messed it up! Hahahaha, LOL.
First this girl who also had a big white poster wrote “I came over 2000 miles to come see you.” She asked Salman if she could come on stage and get a hug and kiss. Salman told her to come up. She went on stage and told him she loved him since Maine Pyar Kiya. Salman just laughed and told her that it was so long ago. She said she had been his fan and will always.
Next question came from people who weren’t on the floor, a white girl dressed in a desi outfit told Salman that she loves him and could he come home with her. Salman was a bit surprise by the question and said when she is ready, he’ll come. She says, “I’m ready now.” Hahahaha, LOL. Then she asked him to take off his black tank top and give it to her. All of us in the audience, including my friend and me chanted “TAKE IT OFF TAKE IT OFF”. We said it for a few seconds until Salman responded with, “I’ll tell you what, I’m sticky, sweaty and I’ll come back later and give you a clean black tank top after the show and give it to you.”
The rest of the concert was a blur. When we felt that it was closer to the finale, we went to stand by the area for the backstage. We wanted be first in line. We were! A lot of girls tried to get in front of us but the guard remembered us and let us in first. We waited for about 10 minutes. There was a lot of security. I remember talking to one sponsor a while ago. He says that for the high-demand Indian concerts, such as this one, there was going to be only white security guards and people in charge because they said they don’t want to have people running every where. There were a lot of people waiting in line. I couldn’t believe the amount of people who had backstage passes. Of course the promoters, sponsors, and their families got to see the stars first even though they didn’t have to wait in line as long as we did. It was a bit upsetting but understandable.
When we finally got to go in, we saw the Rockstars sitting down side by side all six of them. It was pretty lame. Really lame. It was from left to right “Shahid, Kareena, Salman, Malika, Zayed, Esha, and then John. I was going to take their picture but the sponser said, “NO cameras allowed.” Of course I was pretty upset. They said six people will get behind each Rockstars and then THEY, the sponsors, will take the pic with THEIR camera. Gosh, I was so upset. How ridiculous is this! That is pretty disappointed. I was watching them take pictures of the fans with the Rockstars. A couple of pictures will be taken and that’s it. You move on.
So it was getting closer for our turn to stand behind the Rockstars to have our pictures taken. While waiting in line to take pictures with the Rockstars, Esha saw me and told John about my t-shirt. I made a t-shirt with John’s name on it. I stood behind Shahid while the cameras clicked. John signaled me to go talk to him. It must have been the t-shirt! LOL. I was so enchanted with him and kept staring at him!! He asked how I was doing. I asked him if I could get an autograph from him and showed him my poster I made of him. He said it was great. He asked for my name and signed “Dear Nicki, Hugs & Kisses, John.” The sponsor and promoters were trying to kick me out. I was upset. Salman was signing autographs for these little kids. I waited until he finished. When he looked up, then I showed him the poster I made of him if he could sign. He looked at me in the eyes (I still remember that look!! So hot!!). He said sure, come here. He just signed, Love Salman Khan….but the rest, I have no idea what he wrote!! I wanted to get Zayed to sign next but got kicked out. My friend got more autographs than I did but she nearly fought with the sponsors. Disappointed in not getting more autographs, I think I was too intoxicated when John signaled for me to come to him. I could’ve gotten the other stars to sign while John and Salman were signing for me. But I didn’t think of anything else and because I had to get Salman’s signature before I got kicked out!!!!!
Here is the pic of us behind the Rockstars. I look so bad but wanted to share
Here are the autographs....
So that was my little adventure from three years ago!!! It was highly anticipating but highly disappointing with the dinner and not being able to take pictures with the star. Otherwise, the show, itself, was awesome.