New Delhi: If Raghu Dixit mesmerized the audience with a visually spectacular show on the first day of Bacardi NH7 Weekender, the second day ended on a musically high note with awe-inspiring acts by the Indian Ocean, The Vaccines and Amit Trivedi.
Earlier on Sunday evening Kolkata based band The Supersonics belted out popular numbers from their album. A four member team, the band has over the years become a popular alternative rock band in India. With heavy influences of The Rolling Stones, the band's music set the mood just right for the following acts of the day.
Meanwhile at another stage, Bengali rock band Fossils took the audience down the memory lane with their old popular numbers. Many in the audience were seen singing along with the band and reminiscing about their college days.
Indian Ocean is a veteran at the weekender. Having missed playing at the Weekender in Delhi last year, vocalist Rahul Ram said, "Badi yaad aayi, Dilli'. The band sang mostly songs from their new album Tandanu and collaborated with violinist Kumaresh Rajagopalan for one song and Grammy award winning slide-guitar player Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt for another. Everyone was absolutely awestruck when Panditji started playing the famous Mohan Veena. The gifted artiste had everyone swooning with his magical tunes. And Rahul Ram later quipped, "Now you know how much fun we had making the new album?" Yes, we do!
After Indian Ocean, came in London based popular band Goldspot to perform. Audience started chanting 'Friday' the moment the band stepped on the stage, hinting to them to play their popular number. Siddhartha Khosla, the front man of the band, initially stated "But it's a Sunday, not a Friday" but eventually played the popular number infusing Hindi lyrics in it as well.
Amit Trivedi came on stage and literally took over the festival. When he and his band started belting all the popular Bollywood numbers that Trivedi has composed over the years, there was not a single person who stood still in the audience. Everyone was dancing to popular numbers from 'Dev D', 'Queen' and 'Ishaqzaade'.
Audience were still reeling under the Amit Trivedi spell when The Vaccines started playing and boy, where they good or what! The Vaccines belted out one super song after another, winning over an audience whose expectations were already sky high.