Posted by Kanika
The Curious Case of Benjamin in Bandra
A parking lot, stairs and a short skirt to tease,
Entry to a crowded room for 150 rupees.
Bands played and people swayed,
Some of whom would not get laid.
But they didn’t mind.
Because there were rolls and cheap Vat69,
served in plastic glasses.
Outside the rain ensured that there was music for the masses
On Saturday night we aged backwards, and stopped at 16. At least it felt that way. There were rubber stamps on our wrists (see picture), plastic glasses (with cheap booze) in our hands and knowledge that the band wouldn’t be awesome but we’ll clap anyway, in our heads. We – and half of Bandra – were there to support Live from the Console’s first music gig at Mehboob Studio where they aired a Foo Fighters docu and featured live music by Alex Rintu, The Mavyns and The Colour Compound in a closed room with soaring ceilings.
Now anyone who was there will tell the event wasn’t spectacular. What was spectacular however (besides the time machine bit), was the prospect of a new Saturday night plan, one that skips the usual city bars, comes with an unusual venue and even more unusual price tag - a cheap one. And it was for this reason that a friend, who in spite of being forced to drive us there and therefore abstain from drinking, said he’d definitely attend the next one. While we only caught the last two acts, we caught up with a bunch of fun people and even sang along to The Colour Compound’s covers (we preferred their Carter Road amphitheatre performance, though). And in case you missed this one, the next Live from the Console event's coming up in August.
Call it sweet-sixteen-induced enthusiasm but somehow our night ended at Trilogy (sheesh!). Yes, there was a walk of shame the morning after.