Fairy Godmother, the Tooth Fairy, and Elves were a few characters I had unshakable faith in, as a child (Every child has, isn’t it?). I believed they had the power to make my dreams come true. Growing up, I knew it was just fantasy. However, sometimes some dreams do come true. Mine did, four years ago on this day i.e. October 17, 2012 at Pune’s Amanora Park Town.
Like everyone else, I too have a bucket list, with a number of items to be ticked off. One of them was watching Enrique Iglesias perform live. Back in those days, I was living in Pune, (aahh!! Blissful days), when this announcement was made. Being a huge, huge fan of him, I was quite excited and also very eager for the ticket sales to commence. Though, I wasn’t earning a big amount in those days, I saved and scrimped to be able to afford a ticket. As if the stars had conspired, I finally got the much coveted ticket. And then the day I was eagerly awaiting dawned.
Reaching the venue, even before the gates opened, I was like a child at a candy store. It felt as a dream, watching the entire event unfold in front of my eyes. The best memory of the evening was, when I heard “Hero” being sung live. That was the moment when I literally had tears of joy. It truly was a dream come true. Of course, I did have a hoarse voice, the next day, from all the screaming my lungs out. But then, nothing matters when your wish is fulfilled.
Sitting here in Bangalore and reminiscing the event, four years later, still brings a smile. I wish he performs again In India.
For now I can just say, maybe that day my wish on the eyelash came true. Eternally grateful!
A few memories, frozen in time.