I could hear a drum roll and it was immediately followed by loud boisterous parade music. And then a cheerful voice of an emcee boomed in English talking about the upcoming performance. This was a some days back, when I was just strolling through the city, now knowing what to, just hoping that I would come across something interesting. So when the wind carried these sounds to me, I guessed there was probably some kind of a march or street performance happening close by. All excited I just followed the sounds and soon could see the back of a large stadium.


Need I say there was a lot of disappointment awaiting me when I realized that the stadium was completely empty. There were no spectators, no performers, there were just large speakers booming cheery rehearsal tapes. And I had my hopes up for a free performance. Silly me.