A day to remember, A day to ROCK (Euphoria Concert)



‘’Duniya parai chhod ke aaja…joothe saare naate tod ke aajaa..
sau rab di tujhe, ek wari aaja…ab ke mile to honge na juda…………’

Gosh ! I still can’t believe that I’ve been there and heard that ‘’LIVE’’. Palash was standing just 15 feet away from me. And he was simply ROCKING. A Euphoric song on euphoric day by none other than EUPHORIA. Yes, I’ve heard them LIVE. And that is all because of Nirmal [dear friend & colleague], I really wanna thank him. He has got only one pass of this event and has given it to me. Thanks a lot Neel……. This is a lifetime cherishable thing because of u. secondly I will thank dearest Bhaggu [God] cause he listened to my prays and unbelieveably it was a totally dry Monsoon day. It wa heavy rain on Thursday night and Saturday night was so beautiful and dry. Thank you Bhaggu.

So talking about the show, it was on 1st of July, 7:00pm. As usual [I do it in all movie shows] I reached 45 Minutes ago. At 18:15 there were only organizers. Then it was hard for me to pass the time. I was so eager to meet Euphoria. Cause they are my most admired, most favourite most….Band in indipop scene. They touches emotionally deep into me. I’m following Palash [lead singer] since his first album. I do scream and sing like him many times. Then this was a day for me to SCREAM along with HIM and whole group. I always wanted to sing his songs as LOUDEST as I can. This was the day. And I did it. I sang all songs loud & LOUD.

So … ya.. I was waiting for 7pm. Oh ….gates got opened. I rushed in and saw……..NO CHAIRS….????!!!!! But hey after all this was a ‘’rock show’’ I thought. So it will be gr8 to stand up & dance [which I hardly can].

There I was, in front of Euphoric stage. I had never seen such thing earlier. [all systems and lights wre brought by the group itself. So u can imagine how awesome it would be] I got a nearest place to stand and stuck with that. Suddenly speakers started to scream. Some DJ stuff u know. It was okay. But Oh god………I got goosebumps when they roared ‘’Ya ali!!’’……..ooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh…people were like roaring, screaming. Awesome sound. Awesome lighting. They were trying them both. We waited. Nothing came up. Two couples got in front of me were good. [especially girls]. They looked good at music. So I got company. We waited but no one came up the stage. At last we got down on the lawns.

At around 19:40 a perizaad zorabian lookalike hostess greeted us. All of us were like ‘’ooohhh…yea…….ooo..’’. then she introduced Apernit Singh-India’s fastest guitarist. [!!!] here he comes. A Jal’s lead singer lookalike. With great lighting he came and striked the chords with ‘’woh lamhe’’ [original]. Awesome start. I thought. Really his vocals were also good. Then he played ‘sare jahan se achha’. Oh yeah, I got goosebumps all over again. The he played some of his own stuff. Some 2 sons. They were good. Then played filmi ones. But his show off tunes…[fastest chords] were boaring at places. After half an hour at 20:10 he thank all of us. And I thought Yeah…time has come.

But hey, not yet. Somebody came up running and told something to Guitarist and he started a new track. A track of mimicry. My heartbeats were increasing. I thought Euphoria is not coming now. And thought they will come late and will swipe it up in one hour. [but hey they ROCKED for 3 whole hours without Interval!!!]

So after 5 minutes, Apernit has gone. Hostess cameup. Spoke blah…blah……..blah…….and it was a moment. I’ve been waiting for. Yes it was. All dark stage, lighten up a little. Like a sunrise. There they were…..Benny on keyboard…..DJ on bass guitar….Hitesh on guitar….Gary on drums……. Rakesh and Prashant on Tablas…….. hen a heavy voice of Palash came………’Vakratund Mahakaya…..’’ andy hey…………………………… there he was……………came as always………..with full energy…………running on stage…….Palash Sen – the lead singer. I was looking at them like never before I ‘ve seen them. I always wanted to see this moment. There they were. In front of me. I was watching like a dream. A hard ROCK number they were playing ‘jeetnge sadaa.’ Palash rocked the stage. Jumping. People were all jumping and screaming. Then palash suddenly changed song to ‘Dhirkta dhirk dirkitidha…’ ‘ aage aage ab na thehre’’….rok sako to rok lo…..’’. Oh god, AWESOME, GREAT, �he waved a flying kiss also in his own regular style…….to us…..ROCKING…EUPHORIC…AMAZING..He rocked again and again and again. [Through whole show.]

Then he welcome us. Kem chho…and all that & asked us� [audience like me who were not a VIP pass holder and standing on ground] ‘’is there any problem standing?’ we said ‘no…….’ He asked ‘ladke ladkiyon ko galat jagah haath to nahin laga rahi??”’ we said ‘’no’’… he then shooted ‘ladkiyan to kahi ladkno ko pareshan nahi kar rahi??’’ We were all laughing and shouting ‘no’. then he asked� ‘ kyun nahi kar rahi???!!!’’

Then all started screaming ‘’dhoom pichuk dhoom’’ So he started..tht� great hit. All of us screamed with him. Sang with him. After first part of the song… he changed and sang ‘’kaise bhulegi mera naam’. And after unusual note, again started ‘dhoom’ again. Oh, it was so amazing. It was ROCK. It really was.
Then he changed mood and started my MOST FAVORITE …’TUM’ oh..divine music. He told us to hold our mobiles with klight on and wave them into air. With music. And started singing. My my………..it was watchable site. Really….’’sanson me jo …….meri baaton me jo who ho tum………..All of us were singing……
Then he went on with Summer of 69, its my life.., Dil chahta hain [audience was singing..ooo…oo ,…oo in that song’’] All were amazing. Hitesh on guitar was really Great. All were stunned by him. Amazingly ‘amdavadi’ people were asking for & singing ‘summer of 69’. I felt great that in gujarat, this kind of music is becoming so popular.
Then Palash sang Soniya….and title song ‘Mehfuz’ from the same album. Rocking, ROCKING, ROCKING. What can say?

Ya there was some fuss about the partition between VIP and our area. There was a grill….but people were pushing it to break the borders. Soon police came and all was well.

Now it was time for Nirvana. Yes , there was ‘Maaeri….’. ……………………………………………………………….No words…….this song is so special to me. I was so deep. I can forget the world around. While listening to it. Screaming along. I wished this could go on and on and on and on.

Then he sang ‘kabhi aana tu meri gully..’ and ‘mantra’ . peppy sweet song and another was a rock one. He lived them both. And then he said thanks a lot and all that stuff to Ahmedabad. At 10 pm. We thought OH NO……….IT IS OVER………but soon he brought life to us by saying….’hey its not over yet………& started a Medley of songs……….dance numbers. He started REAL ROCK� and told people to raise hands & clap like we did in school gosh he sang ROCK ANTHEM…..’We will we will rock you…’ [amazingly all of us were singing it] ROCKING EXPERIENCE. Then he sang an Elvis number, summer of 69 [bhangra mix], kajarare, its my life, sharabi, and many more in line. Great fun we had in Om shanty Om. Whole ground was singing the song. SWEATING, DANCING, PUSHING, ENJOYING. THIS IS CALLED A EUPHORIA.

And then Palash took a pause. And said how great love he has got about 1.5 year ago when he came here and meanwhile some people from IIPM were screaming ‘Ab na jaa’. I also joined and scream the same. Palash then said ‘ I’ve got 37 emails requesting for the song ‘ab naa jaa’’ Great lighting Man. Soothing song. Everything was moving along. The performance was superior. Then he suddenly started medley of their songs. Dhoom, Kaise bhoolegi, Mantra,…….all of them……..also duma dum mast kalandar………dil se……….and many more……….including a parody of ZALAK DIKHLA JA……..WITH HANDS ON NOSE……………..FUN……….

MAN so energetic he is. And his colleagues. Mind blowing./ >From tables to drums…….from keyboard to guitars…….everything was rocking. Again he started ‘’SONIYA’’ From his latest album……………..and rocked much more………..LOUDER………….

Faster and faster…….and faster……………

I knew then……this was an end to Fabulous journey…….People were jumping and sweating……..panting…….screaming………enjoying……….

There comes an end………11pm…………3 hours long journey……amazing and EUPHORIC……..
EUPHORIA rocked that night…like they rocked the nation with their songs…

Really really a night to remember………always…….
In my life…..i will always remember……..that there was a night like this……….forever……..

I returned by bike …..at 11:15 pm with bad throat and STILL singing…….all songs again on bike….on the road……………………………………………………………………………………………



‘’Maaeriiiiiiiiii………………………..’’

4 comments:

  1. Hey,

    U like Palash? I like him too. Chk out this article. I heard Palash chks it frequently. You can keep a msg for him as a comment :-)

    Here is the link:

    http://jhbhakta.blogspot.com/2006/07/mehfuz-palash-sen.html

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  2. hey rupali, thanks 4 visiting my blog ...........tell me more abt u..i found very less ppl who likes him.....tell me..i m waiting...

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  3. Hi Darshit,
    Thanks for taking me with you to the Concert by my fav Dr. Palash. I really enjoyed the trip.

    and you said, ".i found very less ppl who likes him.".

    well, I dont know about his overall popularity graph, but I am his fan since I heard "Aare Meri Dhadakan Aa Re" for the first time.

    "Maaeri.." is also very close to my heart.. When I heard "Mehfuz" for first time, I was on and on for the whole night on my computer..

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  4. Anonymous18:22

    You have really great taste on catch article titles, even when you are not interested in this topic you push to read it

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