The stage was set. The music was loud. The crowd was louder.
Jam -packed people, pushing each other, standing on their toes, watching out for a sound.
Oh nothing could have prepared me for the sudden rush of adrenaline and the fierce sound of that thunder.
I was out on the Tank Bund road, Hyderabad on a hot Sunday morning. And it was about to get HOTTER.
THE REDBULL F1 SHOWRUN!!! 😀
There were enormous amounts of people there; climbing on railings, trees and buildings, trying to get their own sweet spot to watch the action unfold. The excitement was immense.
After 2 hours of pushing people, finding a spot, fighting hunger and heat; I witnessed one of the most brilliant spectacles of this time.
The showrun opened with RedBull Champion Stunt Rider Aras Gibieza flaunting his jaw-dropping stunts, screeches and holds which drew thunderous applause from the crowd. That man was a wonder! Now, a man riding a motor bike sitting in the opposite direction and pulling burn-outs is kind-of un-seen and TERRIFIC to watch!!! 😀
The revving of the engine as it was being prepared for the show was melting the knees and ears of the crowd as the famous actor Nagarjuna flagged off the F1 car.
And finally, when thirteen times Grand Prix winner David Coulthard stepped on the gas to enthral the big crowds, the heart beats went up as fast as the redrawn 282 km/hr limit on the roads of the City of Nizams, Hyderabad.
His laps were so fast, he was almost invisible. Our cameras could barely catch him! He graciously performed donuts for every section of the crowd and the crowd responded with thrilled cheers and roars which almost were competing with the roar of the mean machine. It was an experience to watch the ground shake and our bodies vibrate to the thunder inside that engine.
The event ended with David Coulthard waving the Indian Flag to the audience and soon we were on our way back. Hot, sweaty and thrilled. And a little bit still dazed by the rush. It was an truly an unforgettable experience.
I made a compilation of short clips shot by my friend Akshay at the showrun. Get ready to blow your mind and especially, your EARS! 😀
Click the link, or copy it in your browser to view the video on Youtube. https://youtu.be/qqIeDdy2bA0
Hope you enjoy the video! 🙂
I hope you guys enjoyed my post! 🙂 Fell free to comment 😀
Let me know of your thoughts and experiences at the RedBull Showrun if you were there too 😀