IIT Sarang Reviews. Please post it here.
I was there at the IIT Saarang. Had a chance to watch Parikrama and Led Zeppelica. I saw Parikrama after 4 years and they have become a world class band now. 4 years back, they were a very good India band and today it's on par with a lot of big bands. I feel it's just that they need a break in the international scene. Nice Originals, Pink Floyd Covers and the show ended with Smoke On The Water with nice Fireworks. Somebody post some reviews please. I am bad at writing.
Led Zeppelica, a tribute Led Zeppelin tribute band from the US. Surprisingly they also looked similar to the original Led Zep dudes. The better equipments clearly showed the difference between Parikrama and Led Zeppelica. The guitar tones were pretty much nailing down Jimmy Page. They belted out some great numbers from Led Zeppelin and it was pretty much like watching Led Zeppelin with plenty of Guitar solos and improvisations and jammings. The guitarist was nailing down the style of Jimmy Page too pretty much. The highlight of the band was the Drummer who was simply mindblowing and he pretty much held the crowd with not a single guy leaving when he playing the Moby **** Drum Solo. The bassist was pretty tight and was also playing Mandolin and Keyboards in a few songs. The guitarist was pretty good but was making too many mistakes. He missed out notes, went out of key, band bends making things go out of key was happening quite often. But there were a lot of phenomenal things he played including several amazing solos and improvisations pretty much like Jimmy Page. There was also a Firework Gimmick. All of a sudden fire was kinda pouring down inside the stage. The Drummer got up and started running and there was a lot of panick on stage and whole crowd started thinking there's some kind of fire accident. But then the vocalist announced that it was a gimmick to scare us and they did it pretty well.
Now the worst part of the gig. IIT has this close everything by 11 o clock rule. Led Zeppelica announced that they will play stairway to heaven and a couple of more songs and then wind up. Then started Stairway to Heaven and just when the drums begin, the power goes off. Confusion everywhere. Power came off after 10 minutes and the vocalist announced that the Cops are crazy and want them to finish off, so they said that they will finish this song and end their set. So the band started the song again from midway and then when the guitarist launched into playing the Greatest solo, the cops cut the power again and asked them to get off the stage. They had to leave without even wishing us goodbye. That was a pretty bad treatment to a band which was invited to come and play. This surely is going to affect India's name in the international road map for various bands which would want to come. I dont think Led Zeppelica will come to India anymore after this experience.
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