Sri Lanka is quite fun to be in. But as we saw recently, sometimes it can just be plain insane. This is a chronicle of the series of events that transpire when some popular entertainer decides to come down here. Note that no, the guy who did plan to come here is not my favorite artist. Sheesh.
Day 1: “AWESOME! My favorite band is coming down to play here! Never thought this country would ever get a popular musician to come down”
Day 2: “Tickets are expensive”
Day 3: “Better start collecting”
These few days are pure bliss, where you just keep imagining yourself in front of the stage, yelling till your throat hurts. The only weather your parade experiences being slight rain in the form of hordes of music Nazis going on about how the performer coming over is singlehandedly killing music and how auto-tune gives baby goats cancer. Music of any sort other than their preference will be dismissed as “fake”, like their fans, ha ha. They will then laugh all over themselves.
But your spirit will not be swayed by a bunch of teens in raccoon make-up! You persevere and bide the days till your concert takes place. You know that nothing short of some retarded series of events taking place can stop it from happening.
Day 6: A retarded series of events happens.
Day 7: “Maybe the show’ll still happen. After all, the disturbance is just by a few people who are upset over there being a single frame in which a an alligator’s tooth looks kind of like a religious idol if it were to be held upside down in the sunlight at about 3pm.”
And so the “uproar” starts, allegedly the whole nation is outraged by the blatant disrespect for our culture. Apparently Akon videos are not played to a wider audience than this concert could ever hope to reach. Apparently people sit at home staring at the ground and meditating to Amaradheva all day for fear of seeing something shameful.
But wait! nobody you know has actually met anyone who has a problem with it. The leading voices of the opposition’s masses seem like dozens.
Day 8: *Bad News* *pain* *More Bad News* *despair*
Day 9: Watch a few videos on youtube.