Gone are the days when Indian music lovers would look at the west in envy because they had some of the best concerts and a culture that promotes large-scale concerts. This culture has flown across the ocean and landed safely and gripped the country firmly and does not look like it will die down any time soon. For any music concert in India to gain widespread popularity was unheard of just a few years ago and no one could have imagined that things would change so drastically in such a short span of time.
The country has been gripped with fever and it is only getting hotter. There are several branches of the media that have popped up with the sole purpose of covering these legendary concerts. There are blogs, videos, articles and tweets going out as soon as any new concert is announced. People are giving live minute by minute accounts of their experiences at these concerts, throngs are lining up for tickets and passes, it looks like the peak has arrived, but India was expected to take music concerts in 2013 to the next level, and that is exactly what it did.
Concerts have grown in India, years ago only artists whose careers were going downhill visited India for concerts, but that has all changed when artists began to see the passion with which their Indian followers attended concerts. Planning a music concert in India is on the list of mostly all successful band today. Concerts in India range from single stage shows to as many as seven stages in a single venue. The passion for music in India is the reason why concerts last from anywhere between five hours to three days non-stop. Had this enthusiasm been showcased much earlier in the country, the Beatles would have come to perform and not just for a course in Transcendental meditation!
The list of international artists who planned and performed in music concerts in 2013 was quite impressive. Everyone from Norah Jones to Enrique Iglesias, Guns n Roses to Snoop Dogg, Megadeth to Carlos Santana graced India with their incredible talent and flair. The Indian audience showed their appreciation by attending in hoards and enthralling the performers just as the performers enthralled them. This enthusiasm is what will make these performers come back for more and make more and more bands and artists consider performing for the Indian audience.
Just as artists of international fame and repute travel great distances to come and perform for their fans, in the very same way their fans in India travel far just to get a chance to see their favorites performing in flesh and blood. For major concerts, travel companies even organize and book several trains and buses and flights especially for fans. This way, not just the concert but also the journey becomes one to remember. People are known to travel the lengths and breaths of India for their love of music. Music concerts in India cease to be just a concert. Because of the passion and love for the music, it becomes a whole lot more.