Yesterday was our first gig on the tour and we played to a smallish (by the standards here) crowd in Dimapur and it was a really nice gig and a completely new experience for us!
Firstly, it was our first proper gig in the North East, if you discount the Guwahati gig of course but that was in the closed confines of the IIT Guwahati, so this was certainly a first. Also, it was the first time we were playing without a drummer / percussionist since Siva is still traveling on his tour of China and will be joining us from the next show. So it was a really unfamiliar scene that we stepped into!
But the crowd made up for a lot of what we missed from the drums! they were completely brilliant, vocal and they pushed us on and on! and we went with the flow 🙂
It was a lovely gig and meeting all the people after the show was definitely one of the highlights of the gig, we managed to sell a few CDs and take lots of photographs and we ended the night with a lovely dinner and jam where some interesting things happened which I shall tell you all about later ..
But the surprise part of the whole night was that it is our guitarist Vijay’s birthday today and we din’t know at all!! but as the clock struck 12 the news leaked out and everyone joined in to sing “Happy Birthday” with Vijay himself playing guitars 😀
The trip has just begun …
PS: All photos taken by the wonderful “Red Bantoo”. All credit to him 🙂