We *LOVED* the Lovebox!
We *LOVED* the Lovebox and by the looks of it – Lovebox loved us too We could not have asked for a better start to the tour!
The famed British weather woke us up in the morning and it was just freezing cold with a drizzle and the general moroseness that is associated with the British weather was in its element! Add to this, the fear that, coming from India, there won’t be anyone who will venture out for a gig in that kind of weather, din’t make things any easier for us!
We finally reached the venue well in advance and after collecting all the passes we needed, we headed backstage to get ready for the gig!
Like many other things in the UK, the gig started at 12.30 PM on the DOT and no one exceeded time! it was just crazy!
We got on stage a couple of minutes in advance since the band before us moved out a little early and did a quick line check before we plunged into the set!
Just as our first song, ‘Hey Bhagwan’ was getting over, Horror of Horrors, the 5th string on Raghu’s guitar snapped! Rajeev went backstage like a pro and sorted it out with the guitar from the previous band! while he fixed the string that was broke and tuned it right there amidst all that chaos!
The rest of the set was one big party with the crowd increasing in size and volume We got them to jump and sing and dance and even learn some Hindi! Not just that, I thought we were on the spot with our humor as well :p – and the crowd seemed to LOVE that!
This was of course, Varun’s first gig with us and after exactly *ONE* practice and he nailed it! The next task is to make him wear a lungi and jump with us on stage! But we have 5 more shows and I’m confident it will happen. It would be lovely if you guys could leave a comment here telling him how much it would mean to you that he does that – It might just change his mind
In all, it was a mindblowing experience, we got to see the scale of things at a festival of this size and stature and we should hopefully be back soon!