Thirumoorthy Sangeetha Sabha in Pozhichallur, is one of the venues i really enjoy performing as we can be listening to the sound of aircraft coming and going very clearly as they will be flying almost on the top of the venue with thatched roofing. This year too when i was entering the street of the venue i saw a huge Emirates flight coming in for landing and as i was about to go on stage looked outside to see a huge Helicopter (must be belonging to Air force). As we were performing also there were many flts coming in or going out and the sound was so good to me as i always enjoy it. Another venue is Infosys Hall, Ramakrishna School in T. Nagar where "Mudra" conducts its programmes. However i ahve just performed once and hope i will get more oppurtunities with them.
The concert with Ananthapadmanabha anna on violin, Thillaisthanam Suriyanarayanan uncle on Mrudhangam and Hariharasubramanian anna on ghatam went well and became very memorable not only because of on stage but pre-concert happening. As we were drving in to the street, just infornt of the venue our car's front left wheel got into a pit and thank God, it had just stopped raining. However it was full of slush and water and the wheel for freely rotating but not coming out. When appa tried to take the car Hari anna tried to push it behind and in teh process as the wheel of freely rotating it splashed water all round.
Hari anna's veshti became yellow in colour - he was on a pure white dhoti and we all started laughing and later felt sorry. Well the immediate reaction from all of us was laughing including Hari anna. Then appa asked a neighbour to take on the steering and with the help of Suri uncle, Hari anna, Ananthapadmanabha anna and self tok the car out from the pit with no major damage done!. As it happened in front of teh venue there was no delay in the process and hari anna was helped with a clean Veshti by Krishnamoorthy uncle - the Secretary of the sabha.