Before we go on stage – Part Uno

There are those few moments before the band goes on stage to perform that are very tense and filled with nervousness … It happens to the best of us!

What I am talking to you about are the moments slightly before that kicks in! The band is absolutely mental before that, we do a range of things backstage that can only be termed “crazy” at best .. In this category fall quite a few things like the famous ‘RDT’ – the Raghu Dixit Tantrum which deserves a separate blog post about itself ..

So presenting to all of you … The different faces of the band!

Many times, we try to look inconspicuous (knowing that we are the stars and all 😛 ..) but there are two things that don’t let us do that … our clothes and our size! 😛 but then sometimes, we try to look like people we just can’t even if we try hard … or can we?

Sometimes the attention from the female fans is just way too much to handle … (yea yea .. its our blog .. we can say all this!) and so its required to go undetected. That is when we try a little bit of camouflage! which doesn’t quite work out sometimes ..

At our last gig, we were slightly early for sound-check or rather, the sound-check was a little later for us … since we were there at the allotted time! and it so happened that it was at the Miss Teen India beauty pageant that we decided it was only fair that we exercised our valuable judgement about the competition. And the mother of all coincidences was that there were 5 chairs laid out by the judges table just waiting for us to take our seats!

And we don’t disappoint when there is such expectation 😉 we take such jobs a little too seriously actually!

But finally .. the show goes on perfectly and we have only one person to thank for that .. our dear manager! We do have others to thank, but our managers deserve much more credit than they actually get … so this is for our dear management company, “Only Much Louder” .. you guys are the real rockstars! and no wonder .. when you are led by a true specimen such as … Vijay ‘one in a million’-Nair!!

Also .. a very very ‘Happy Birthday’ to our dear friend Shreyas who helped more than anyone else to get the band’s online presence working and for starting the Raghu Dixit Tribe which all of you should absolutely join!
Shreyas – Always remember .. Age doesn’t matter unless you’re cheese!
PS: All credit for the photographs (except for Shreyas’) goes to Mr. Nitin Joshi the Pentax weilding monster! and my good companion for anything related to photography!

7 Responses to “Before we go on stage – Part Uno”

  1. 1 Sheikh Faraaz
    April 4, 2008 at 3:50 am

    This was a fun read.

  2. April 6, 2008 at 5:07 am

    the Mr. Battees pictures are too cute…. 😀

  3. 3 Vinay
    April 6, 2008 at 11:43 am

    lmao. phuntastic pics

  4. April 7, 2008 at 12:02 am

    This is as candid as it gets I guess. I love your music, guys! When would the CD be available in the US (if at all)? I have been trying to decode the lyrics to “soruthihudu maniya maligi” (my fav song in the album) with little success and my kannadiga friends’ translations though honest leave some holes. I believe the CD cover has the translations to all songs…

  5. April 7, 2008 at 1:57 am

    Varun! Firstly .. thanks for the compliments 🙂

    The CD is already on sale in the US of A. You can buy it from http://cdbaby.com/cd/raghudixit Do let me know when you buy it 🙂

  6. April 8, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    was listening to you people the other day, fabulous songs!
    love the energy. keep em coming. 🙂

  7. April 11, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    This is my favorite post by far!!!!!!

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