I could not attend Celine Dion’s concert at United Center Chicago last year in November. The concert was moved to December as it was clashing with Obama’s big night, the Victory Night Rally. I got free pass to attend the Victory Night rally that was attended by more than 125,000 people (CNN). It was wonderfully managed and it was a historic occasion!
It was the last day of May and the end of a not too hot summer for Pune, when Rahman and his troop of 70 performers landed here to kick-off the Jai Ho World Tour! Twitterer AParanjape (@aparanjape) estimated there were more than 10,000 people. After the concert ended, one smart guy walking behind me with his friends, apparently from IIT Bombay, estimated there to be 15,000 people. In his own words “there would be 500 rows with 300 seats per row, makes it 15,000”. I wondered how, cause my mathematics told me that multiplication leads to 150,000! Anyway. I believe there would have been something between 20,000 to 30,000 people!