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First Delhi meetup of RCB fan club

On a day when the sun played hide and seek with the clouds, a few RCBians decided to venture out for a meetup while some others played 'hide and seek' only.

I could hardly wait for Sunday to come. First RCB Fan Meetup in Delhi! Wow!

This was the day, I had been planning for a while and there was going to
be a lot of fun.


Proudly wearing my RCB jersey, I reached the venue and waited for the two
dozen odd people, who had confirmed their participation.

Life, however, always throws up twists, just like any silver screen
blockbuster and it surely did at that moment too. smile

I realized that it was past noon, the time designated for the meetup to
start, but, there was only me and a lot of curious passerbys.

'Traveling thirty kms and finding only myself to accompany me? Is this
how the day is going to turn up?" I was fidgety.

Finally, one then two, then three and a total of eight people showed up
to be a part of the event.

The gathering finally got underway about an hour late and we begun by
discussing about the CLT20 and analyzing our rival teams. Soon everyone turned
into the ‘Super Selector’ mode and came up with his/her own ‘winning

The fun part of the activity was the curiosity that this bunch of fans in
RCB jerseys generated among the Sunday crowd.

After summing up the discussion, we filled our tummies with delicious
Chinese food. After having gobbled the food and ensured that some of the fellow
fans were not distracted by the pretty girls around, we sat down for a round of
quizzing. I hurled some really difficult questions at the fellows, who
surprisingly, fended them off like Rahul Dravid would have tapped down a Shoaib
Akhtar bouncer.

Jayaprakash, a new entrant to RCB fan club’s Delhi bunch, surprised us
all with his knowledge about the game and he duly won the quiz. Second place in
the quiz went to Rishabh. Thereafter, since the weather was taking a turn for
the worse and we didn’t fantasize getting stuck in the infamous traffic jams,
we had to end the meeting at that point itself. We all pledged to meet again
soon and to make RCB’s Delhi
fan club, bigger, better and more active.

royal challengers

royal challengers


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Dear Raghunath,

"In this day and age of long commute times, IT IS A HUGE CONTRIBUTION to turn up at a fan meet. "

Absolutely right! In a big city like Delhi, attending a meetup meant spending good bit of money on the commute and food etc. I do agree that there has to be a certain degree of incentive like the sponsorship or some loyalty points to be given to those, who participate.

However, this should be more directed towards the newer members and to convert others to RCBism. The loyal RCB fans should actively participate in RCB events. If we talk about time, nobody ever would have spare time in this world. If we have love and passion, we got to show it in action, rather, than claims to a certain degree.
Wizardprince on 04 Aug 2010, 09:23 AM
Hi Vignesh,

Yeah I did pull it off and hopefully, it is going to be a regular thing in the days to come. Good luck and I am sure you will have a good one in Chennai soon.
Wizardprince on 04 Aug 2010, 09:19 AM
Dear Sandy,

It was indeed very frustrating especially when I had not just relied upon their fb confirmations. I sent fb msgs to everyone. Quite a few ppl sent their fone numbers to confirm. I sent msgs to all the cell numbers on the eve of the meet and again on the morning of the meet day. Still, people didn't inform about their unavailability and played the grand disappearing act.

Anyway, I am glad that some did take the pain to come forward for the meetup. The fan club will hopefully rock soon.
Wizardprince on 04 Aug 2010, 09:17 AM
@radiosandeep I agree it is bad for fans to confirm and pretend to have forgotten about the event. It is often easy to say 'Yes' and not do it than say 'No' :-)

Your next statement "...unless ..." - I'm not sure if I can agree with that. In this day and age of long commute times, IT IS A HUGE CONTRIBUTION to turn up at a fan meet.

Why would anyone give away their time for free? Unless 'loyalty points' are introduced for participation in meet ups, and unless these points are treated as currency for "buying something money can't buy" I don't think fan meet ups will see much enthusiasm.

It's all like Old School Alumni meets - once in a blue moon (purposeful and with goodies) will be a huge draw; unsponsored, frequent meets will not easily attract fans
Raghunath on 04 Aug 2010, 08:21 AM
woww!! man this is nice!!! m so s o so happy u managed to pull it of!!! hoping fr 1 in chennai soon!!!
vignesh-sridhar on 04 Aug 2010, 07:13 AM
This was atleast better than the 2 people who turned up for Bangalore's fan cricket match. Honestly, it's frustrating to have people confirm and then not even wake up on the day of the event.
Unless you throw some goodies at them, some people just dont want do anything for free! It's a pathetic attitude i tell you...
radiosandeep on 04 Aug 2010, 12:19 AM