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Monday, May 29, 2006

Strings!!!!

Yes, the band… I absolutely love them…and yesterday, I went for their concert!!

It was called Lords of the Loud (unbelievably silly name) and was to feature Strings and Euphoria. So psyched was I that I reached the venue earlier than the time the gates were to open (5 pm). Hardly any crowd was present, contrary to my expectations. As time passed (and passed, and passed), it grew a bit but still not as I thought it would. Waiting… waiting…my friends got really impatient, but not me… No.. I was going to see Strings perform!!! At 7pm- we finally started getting in the stadium!! A volunteer stood at the gates and said to me- “Uhh.. Actually… We are promoting AIDS awareness… So….”, and as his voice trailed off, he sheepishly handed me two packs of condoms (one of the sponsors was Kama Sutra)!! Hahahaha! Having safely disposed of these once inside, we got good places, only to find that we first had to witness a silly fashion show put on by one of the sponsors- Haute Chilli…Yaaawn…

Then, Strings were announced! And a while later, they were on stage!!! Oh, they were fantastic! They started off with Chaye Chaye and went on to do Na Jaane Kyon, Anjaane and Sarki hai yeh pahaar (which was almost completely Bilal’s song and was magnificent! Such a beautiful, dreamy song; love it!)They also did Duur and ended (much to our disappointment) with Yeh Hai Meri Kahaani. That was such a stunning conclusion! As it is, it’s a spectacular song,but they raised the bar! The lyrics, the melody, the music…. I was mesmerized! The guitar solo in this one reached its crescendo and left everyone begging for more, but alas… then they were gone… But the two and a half hour wait was more than worth it for their one hour performance!Brilliant…

And then another silly fashion show…And then Euphoria began. More talking than singing actually… I lost interest midway through their third song and left..But what a night!!!

Highlights of the evening:
  • Waiting in the queue outside the stadium was hilarious, with a particular bunch of guys cracking silly, raucous jokes that had the whole crowd in splits!
  • During one song, the entire stadium went pitch black except for the stage. Faisal told us to take out our cell phones, switch them on and wave them about… It looked gorgeous on the screen.. Like loads of bright stars in the dark sky….
  • Their energy!! They sure know how to work a crowd!!

  • Bilal looked as hot as ever, unruly hair and all.. To borrow an expression- What a rockstar!

Excitement is still there as you can see, but slooowly ebbing… Whew.. Over and out!

5 comments:

nishu said...

i think strings is g8 but i like euphoria better(didnt like their last album though) their concerts are really g8. inventive

$1L>erB@Ck said...

good blog..nice work

raghu said...

oye yaar...me is da unluckiest dumbest n laziest chap alive!
no doubt abou dat
palash has hella lotta energy...i last saw im in hirnandani ven my frnd gav us a free ticket 2 watch da kartin race after which euphoria performed ..
euphoria is way 2 monotonic all songs r similar....
n condoms!!!
dey distributed em 2 us in fame adlabs ven v vent der 4 a movie last december...
so vel v had 2 much keedas v put 1 in our frnds pav bhaji n vel bechra thot it was tomato n had it!!!
lol dat was like maha funny..!!
serio njoied dat!

Divya said...

Nishu- Not heard their new album, but i think their songs are just ok.. not exactly concert material..

$1l>erb@ck-- Thanx man! Hope I got your name right...

Raghu-Oh man ya.. Palash was like leaping around the stage!! Was annoying actually.. And omigod ewww for that!! What a wierd prank!! :D

Deepak{dk} said...

Well I do believe same that Strings goes great evertime when compared to Euphoria. But strings website lacks that touch of user friendliness when compared to Euphoria guys.

Not such significant point but being a netizen I gotta habit of judging every1 on their online image. So....