Posted by Elithraniel Arawion on Sunday, March 1, 2009
If someone had told me three months ago that i would head-bang in public, in front of 3 full time rockers, holding a guitar made of paper, chart and cardboard (that kept swaying this way and that) and get called 'super' by one of them, i would have laughed to your face loudly.... very very loudly... infact i would have even laughing rolling on the floor!
Our inter-department culturals have been going on the last two days... for which practices began a month ago.. which was why i wasn't to regular here... I will talk about two events here....
1. Western Music.... We were required to sing a song on money... and we picked the best song we knew.. 'Rockstar' by Nickleback... Its an amazing song :P
Anyway... i was supposed to do the leads with another girl.. practice was on in full swing and we were sounding decent... and tada! on friday my throat decided i had sung enough and stopped working... it was so bad that one of my friend who called me thought my grandmother picked up my cell phone when i said "hello"...
i waited and waited for it to get better... well... it didn't... and finally i decided to sing those lines 'in' between the leads (sigh... so much for my dreams!)... the following were my lines (sigh again.._)
"so how you gonna do it?"
"so what do u want?"
"so what do u need" (how many times will he ask the same damn thing!)
"I'll have a quesidilla ha ha!" (when i sang this i was actually really hungry and was asking the judges to part with their samosas.. which they didn't.. damn!)
Anyway.. the song came out really well.. so much that he was singing along with us :P... and i discovered that my voice came back to normal as soon as i got off stage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bloody voice of mine.. i wanted to murder it.. so i went and had a cold coffee and a HUGE ice cream so that it goes off again!!!!!! What a traitor!!!!!! But its still the same! Sometimes, you have all the bad luck you can... actually.. we sang another song.. but i'd rather not talk abt that ;) ... hahaha.. let's just say... we sang 'zombie' and confused the judges so much that they were looking like 'zombies' at the end of it...
2. Next event.. rock mime..
We were required to mime a rock song with all the hysterics!
We chose 'Trooper' by Iron Maiden.. it is again one of the best metal songs i've heard (and i haven't really heard many :P ) .... i had to play the lead guitarist who had to do so damn much!!!!! He even had a freakin solo that was so damn fast its over before you blink!!!! We bought Iron Maiden Tee's but we nevr practised :P
The event was to begin at 2... we ran to a friend's place at 1 30 and started to listen to the song.. and i was just trying it out on a guitar that broke!! (it was made of paper and thermocol.. what do you expect?).. we stuck it with cellotape.. the vocalist and i had to do most of the parts in the song... and she was a metal junkie who was completely into Iron Maiden while i'm not.. i was beginning to get the feel of the song and like it when our friend called from college and asked us to run back as we had to go on stage.. so guitar, drums (made of dabbas covered in plastic bags) we ran from her house to college to the audi.. wondering what we were about to do...
We had no make up on.. so we let others paint weird symbols all over us to give the 'rock' look.. i was still skeptical about the whole thing but our backdrop was soooooo sexy ( i think there's a pic of it.. i'll put it up when i find it) that we had to do justice to it and the person who drew it (Thoorika drew it like a bloody xerox!!! please applaud her!! She's been amazing!! Did all the 5 backdrops!)
Anyway, we were last on stage and were waiting for our turn. All the departments performed really well and we had our doubts.. .but we went on stage let our hair down.. LITERALLY! We were head banging in moderation since too much headbanging and i would've been on the floor! During my solo i was so harsh to that frail thing that thermocol was flying around me from my hand as i was doing it :P (full snow effect only!)
And the judges were from a rock band... and through out the damn song one of them kept staring at me so i couldn't even rest! So, i made a plan in my head... Everytime i wanted to take rest i showed my hand up like this > \m/ and everyone started screaming and i cheered them on for 5 seconds to rest my hand! lol! He liked that also i guess coz then he never took his eyes of me! During my solo he was laughing at the flying thermocol!!! nonsense! Does he know how difficult it is to play with an extremely fragile thermocol guitar that was swaying to the wind and bendin in my hand!!!!
Either ways, after the song got over, the vocalist introduced us.. and when she said my name the guy who never took his eyes of me applauded and said "She was super!"... my day was done!
AND WE WON 2ND PLACE!
Not wanting to boast (hahaha) but modestly will say that alot of people said my guitaring skills were good.. and later when i stole the judge's mark sheet from my friend he had written (USP: Detailing - for the guitar) .. if thoorika comments on this post i hope she narrates my performance in the comments section (no teasing!!!) :P And yeah.. i was hang banging to glory.. now my head is banging back.. BAD HEADACHE and a SPRAINED NECK!
Well, that's how the day ended.. now i'm sitting here super tired... my eyes are closing... everything is dimming... ahh! I've become a rockstar... now all i need to do is join a band :P