The start of the Signature After Match Parties in Bangalore was a glittering event as it was the first match of the season for the local team Royal Challengers Bangalore and also they won pretty handsomely against a hapless Delhi team. It also being the weekend and with Easter just around the corner, the festive mood was clear on the faces of everyone who attended the party as they heralded the start of the IPL season on a high note.
The first Signature After Match Party of IPL 2012 season happened at the Royal Challengers Bangalore lounge in ITC Royal Gardenia hotel on the night of 7th April. As we walked into the event, what caught our attention was the glitz and glamour of the Page 3 crowd which went up few notches higher as soon as the White Mischief Gals entered the party.
The White Mischief Gals chilled out with Signature cocktails for After Match Parties like Apple Hook (Signature Rare Whisky + Green Apple + Apple Juice) and Jealous Maiden (Signature Rare Whisky + Ginger Lime Cordial + Lime Juice) which were a heady mix of style and substance.
As the privileged guests started walking in, they were captured by the NDTV good times crew and also by Spiritz & More's photo-booth which not only emailed the picture to them but provided them with hard copies too. Bangalore's glamorous crowd really sizzled the photo-booth by giving their best poses to the camera which was instantly updated on their Facebook and provided them with a cool memory of the party which they could carry home that night itself!
The multiple bars set up by Signature throughout the venue ensured that people could get their drinks faster and they could customize their Signature cocktails with different mixers or just 'on the rocks' as many preferred. The quick eats from the famed kitchens of ITC Royal Gardenia mesmerized the guests with their yummy taste. Some of the favorite quick eats of everyone were non-vegetarian items like Orange Glazed Barbecued Chicken, Tawa Macchli, Murgh Kesari Tikka and vegetarian items like Baby Corn, Potato and Paneer croquettes. The quick eats were doing the rounds so many times that nobody was left hungry or wanting for bites along with their drinks. The service and hospitality by Gardenia hotel was spell-bounding.
Cricketers who attended the Signature After Match Party were Royal Challengers Bangalore's captain Daniel Vettori along with Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers (who was also the man-of-the-match!) and Delhi Daredevils' captain Virender Sehwag along with Irfan Pathan among many others. They mingled easily with all the guests in the party and also patiently posed for pictures with their fans and gave autographs.
The heir apparent to UB group and RCB's biggest supporter Sid Mallya was also present at the event and mingled well with everyone who approached him for a picture or autograph. Some other celebrities who could be seen in the Signature After Match Party were Kannada actor Diganth, actress Aindrita Ray and fashion designers Prasad Bidappa and Manoviraj Khosla.
While the Signature After Match Party was in full swing, it was time to start the fashion shows by famous fashion designers like Aslam Khan & Manoviraj Khosla. The models swayed down the ramp in traditional outfits to the tunes of DJ Paroma & DJ Akhtar. Super Model and Bollywood actress Bruna Abdullah was the show stopper for the night and she ensured that guests were enthralled by the amazing fashion collection put together by designers Aslam & Manoviraj. The compering by Prasad Bidappa was top-notch and he himself being a fashion designer explained the intricacies of each of the garments being displayed.
White Mischief Gals then performed on the stage their cheer-leading routine to all the guests who missed the same at the match. Check out a video of their performance below:
As a grand finale, Bidappa invited famous Kannada actress Ramya on stage to congratulate the Man-of-the-match AB de Villiers and the RCB team captain Daniel Vettori along with Virat Kohli on their victory. Playing perfect host, Bidappa also invited Delhi Daredevils' Sehwag & Pathan to the stage to shake a leg with Bangalore's most happening crowd.
The dance floor was then thrown open at around 11.30pm which was well past the party deadline in the city. Party starved crowd of Bangalore relished this rare opportunity of partying throughout the night and continued partying, dancing and rocking the night away till couple of hours past midnight!
Signature After Match Party is a wonderful mix of cricket and glamour which makes it the most coveted party in town. The lucky few who could attend it let their hair down and had a wonderful time which was brought to them by Signature Rare Whisky. No wonder the Signature After Match Parties are also known as the 'Playground of the Bold and the Beautiful'!