As hinted by the event organizers, Devang Patel, the emperor of ersatz music, was "supposed to" arrive no later than six o clock in the evening at the Megabowl and enthrall the audience, which for a second time was "supposed to" be mammoth and enthused. Alas! But both of the expectant suppositions have botched, for the reason that it was way past seven before Mr. Patel finally made an appearance in front of the jaded audience, and the audience which turned up was anything and everything but mammoth and enthused. (Mebbe tit for tat!)
At long last, Mr. Patel arrived on the scene screaming into the mike his celebrated "taal" mock, which twisted quite some gusto into the audience. But to his disappointment, the audience was merely a 10x5 people thick bunch of guys standing in front of the stage. The "taal" mock was followed by some more ersatz songs, interspersed with sharp-witted humorous repartees to the audience's hoots and comments, which the audience appeared to have enjoyed
thoroughly. Patel then rewarded the children who came forward and danced along with him on the stage, with the Patel Scope (I & II) cassettes and CDs. After that, much to everybody's disappointment, the show ended, just about an hour after it started.
Given that none of the three fundamental elements (wide stage, mind-blowing sound system and enthused audience) of a live concert were in attendance, the concert gave the impression that it was better suited for the idiot box than for a live performance. On the whole it
seemed like a sweatpants and sweatshirt concert viewed on a weekend night on cable, one that you just sit through all the way and doze off a couple of times in the starting but never really miss anything. All things considered, the concert should have provided the audience with a better stage and cut down on the initial time lag. Save for Patel's witty repartees, nobody was not too happy about the show.