Arrey, if Sting goes to Darjeeling, we will go and watch him there!" said Pratik Deo, a travel writer from Mumbai. He was part of four friends from the city in Bangalore to watch Sting.
"Dada, Kolkata thheke, [from Kolkata, brother]," said Rahul, pointing at Sucharita, a psychology student from Gokhale Memorial College, Kolkata.
Chiyo Inohara could not string a sentence in English. The Sting fan was in Bangalore in a perfectly draped Kanjeevaram sari, with a gang of ten who took the Shatabdi Express from Mysore. They were part of a yoga camp there.
Sam Inohara, a Japanese lawyer among the Mysore ten, said he was there because it was a rock concert, and not so much because of Sting. He got into yoga because "I hated stretching. I needed to enjoy stretching."
"Bangalore is central for South India," said city man Suroop Gopalakrishnan, a Reliance executive in his 40s, who is "more of a Police fan." He adds, "People from Cochin, Goa, Madras and other places can come to Bangalore and enjoy live music."