Thursday, October 18, 2007

cactus@bangalore

I spent the evening with Cactus. It’s a popular bangla rock band who played in Bangalore for the first time. The venue was the Koramagala Durga Pujo.

The performance was good but the crowd was disappointing. Usually these shows warrant ‘standing only’ crowd, but last evening there was enough room for a hundred more. Anyway, Ro and Ma had a good time. It was touching to see Ma agreeing to stay for the whole stint and actually appreciating the boys for their energy. Ro remembered most of the numbers and sang along. He won my heart when they started playing the opening score of ‘We Will Rock you’ and he turned to me and asked,

“Why are they playing Queen?”

I haven’t consciously brought him up on a diet of rock bands. Honest. Much of my ‘listening’ these days happen in my car while alone. I consciously didn’t want to expose him to the limited genres that I listen to. But glad to note that he assimilates well :)

7 comments:

Rambler said...

I was not much aware of the band cactus until very recently.. :)
looks like you guys had awesome fune.

hey wish you a very happy durga pooja.

will be waiting to read an update on festivities at DC household :)

"SunShine" said...

just wondering if this the same band who has sung the Anurag Basu "Love Story" songs ??

DreamCatcher said...

Rambler: oh yeah it was fun! And yes you would get day-to-day updates...

sunshine: bang on! this is the band...

"SunShine" said...

oh really ? shucks I missed the chance :(
me huge fan of those songs !!
any of the songs included there ?

DreamCatcher said...

Sunshine: Some of the songs in Love Story were translated to hindi from the original in bengali...so yes they played a few which were played for the serial...

"SunShine" said...

is it so ? hey I was not aware. No wonder they are awesome. First it was preetam and now cactus too !! Guess those songs sound more melodious in Bengali version. I happen to hear some gangster songs in Bengali .

DreamCatcher said...

Sunshine: ganster song??? hehehhe....I haven't heard.. :)