Celebrating the tradition

Celebrating the tradition

The second day of the October Fest was surely a rocking one. As beer lovers and music aficionados gathered on one grounds to celebrate the tradition, which is observed without fail every year in Germany, a promising musical evening awaited one and all as KK, The Raghu Dixit Project, Slain and Galeej Gurus took the stage. It was a complete fun-filled affair, with the mood of the fest reflecting that of the international flea markets. Colourful masks, wigs and hats sold like hot cakes.

Bangalore-based band Slain was the first one to take the stage as it performed some of its popular compositions. Later, The Raghu Dixit Project rocked the audiences. They performed their popular numbers like Hey Bhagwan, Mysore Se Aaye, Gudgudiya along with two songs from the Kannada film Psycho. As the audience requested the band to perform Gudgudiya once more, Raghu joked, “5.4? What software is that?”

Before he performed Khidki, he explained, “It’s about a window in my house that keeps creaking. Because of the noise, I get up in the middle of the night and think of her.” As their performance came to an end, the band donated Rs 10,000 to the Karunashraya Trust, which had a stall at the fest; and Rs 20,000 to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the floods.

Winners of the Dubai Desert Rock Festival, Galeej Gurus took the second stage and performed some of their popular numbers like Don’t Mind and She’s Mine. They also sang the cover of Hysteria by the popular international band Muse.

But the best was saved for last as KK took the stage. He started with Dard Mein Bhi Yeh Lab from The Train and went on to sing his hit numbers like O Humdum Suniyo Re from Saathiya, Mera Pehla Pehla Pyar from Mera Pehla Pehla Pyar and Aasman Ke from his album Humsafar. “The audience here sings so well. Why do you need me,” he asked as the music lovers sang along with him.

As the crowd requested him to sing Yaaron Dosti, he readily obliged and performed the touching song from the film Rockford. Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai from Gangster, Kya Mujhe Pyar Hai from Woh Lamhe followed.
“Certain things in life make you feel good and a lovely audience like this is one of them,” he said happily.
The other numbers that he performed that left the music lovers asking for more were Yaaron from New York, Aap Ki Dua from his album Pal and Aankhon Mein Teri from Om Shanti Om.

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