The “SHEERIOS”, as all Ed Sheeran fans are know, had a great time at his concert in Mumbai. The English singer and song writer made all the right moves and ensured that his Mumbai fans had a great time. Except for the usual complaint; “the concert was too short”!
Bollywood’s leading choreographer, Farah Khan Kunder, hosted a party for Ed Sheeran and most of the young turks of Bollywood were present for the party. Shah Rukh Khan, Malaika Arora, Shahid & Mira Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Katrina Kaif, Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon and a host of others were seen at the party. Even the newest entrants to Bollywood, Jhanvi Kapoor and Ishant Khattar were in attendance.
Ed Sheeran danced to Bhangra beats with the Bollywood crowd and also dug into the Chicken Tikka, Biryani and believe it or not, Chole Bhature. He was gifted Sherwanis and cakes by the Bollywood crowd.
The concert was at Jio Gardens in Bandra Kurla Complex of BKC as it is known. He performed at the Concert wearing a Blue Kurta which Farah had gifted him. The tickets for the concert had sold out in a day. For a change, the concert started on time at 8 pm and Ed Sheeran was a blast.
The crowd was all pumped up with their hands up in the air and dancing along. He sang all his popular numbers “Eraser” “Happier” “Castle on the Hill”, “Bloodstream” “Perfect” and of course “Shape of You”! He also wore the Indian cricket team jersey at the end of the concert. He flipped guitars, rapped, was untiring and extremely was tireless and charming.
Ed Sheeran was also seen in a Cameo in the first episode of Game of Thrones, season seven. He has come a long way since performing at very small gigs in Pubs in the UK and even today, puts in the same amount of energy and hardwork in his performances.
A crowd of over 10000 was at the concert and had a thoroughly enjoyable time.
In a post concert interview, Sheeran shared that India has such a beautiful culture and it is one of his favorite places to visit in the world. He said that he enjoyed the food, music, dancing and ofcourse the people. He said that at Farah Khans party, he ate a lot of Indian food and danced to a lot of Indian and Bollywood music; while he doesn’t remember the names, he enjoyed every minute of it.
Ed said that his fan base in India has grown. He was here in the year 2015 but never expected this kind of adulation by his Indian ‘Sheerios’.
Needless to say, there was an immediate comparison between Ed’s concert and the Justin Bieber’s concert which was held a few months ago. And all were saying that Ed’s was the perfect gig. Beliebers, the Sheerios enjoyed more!