Spent nearly 2 hours sitting on the runway in our Airbus, waiting for the Bangalore sorry, Bengalooru fogu to liftu. Breakfastu was served in situ. Stepped off in Delhi at about half-eleven, and it was cold but not unpleasantly so. The old jean jacket was adequate.
Sound check was a bit late as well, Sachin (same guy from the At Home and IIT gigs) was on the ball and we were pretty comfortable on stage. Went back to our hotel, ‘Palm Greens’ in Saket, to find the bell (bus?) boy chilling out in our room watching telly. What fun. Ejected the man, who, of course, was just ‘cleaning’ and ‘adjusting the AC, sir’.
Got back to the venue just as Radius was wrapping up, heard Level 9 and Them Clones. Both good bands, nice sounds. All originals! Rocking I say.
Cold. Cold. Cold. Was a good gig for us, but, uh, let’s just say there was some ‘feel’ missing. It was bloody 8 or 9 degrees C even under the lights, and it took us (me, at least) about 7 tracks before my fingers were warm enough, and of course we played only about 9 songs. Lots of folk singing along, bundled up in the cold. Thanks! Humpty Dumpty was quite a hit – haven’t played that one in, what, three or four years now. The angst still comes through!
So, apart from the chill, Dilli was a good trip. Shall be more prepared this week. Mittens, monkey caps and all.