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Daft Punk’s summer hit Get Lucky and Khaled’s golden oldie Didi got a Vir Das spin. This wasn’t one of his stand-up comedy acts but most of the songs he belted out on the MTS Other Stage was high on the mock quotient. The catchline of Get Lucky 末 “We’re up all night to get lucky” 末 was turned on its head to “We are up online to get lucky”, aimed at sex-obsessed cyber junkies!
The Raghu Dixit Project had everyone dancing to the groovy rhythms from his new album Jag Changa. “I am listening to everything that people have to say about the new album. A lot of work and a part of my soul have gone into making this album,” he told t2 before taking the stage.
NH7 regulars PINKNOISE created exquisite soundscapes, performing tracks from their upcoming album The Dance of the Diaspora on The Dewarists stage. “My function in the band is not just of a guitar player, my role is more of a sound designer,” guitarist Amyt Datta told t2.
Dutch metal act Textures took the Bacardi Arena stage by storm with their intricate, heavy, razor-sharp songs. “You guys are amazing. You guys are crazy, man! You guys wanted us to come here. You guys made us feel special,” shouted out vocalist Daniel de Jongh.
“You want me to do the Bihu or break-dance?” asked Papon as he took The Dewarists stage. “Bihu!” chorused the crowd. Before launching his set, Papon took all by surprise with an impromptu rendition of Manna Dey’s Ami je jalshaghare. “I learnt this song from my father,” he said.
Mumbai-based alternative rock band Zero drew a large crowd as they performed on the Red Bull Tour Bus. Staying true to the relaxed vibe of the festival, EPR, frontman of Calcutta-based rap-rock band Underground Authority, joined the guys on stage.
Shillong-based blues band Soulmate cranked out soulful, hard-driving blues. Vocalist Tipriti was surprised by the huge turnout. “It’s like you guys just fell from the sky!” she smiled, before launching into The Price.