Indian music festivals are a breed apart. Besides supporting the lost cause of indie music in a country that is as faithful to Bollywood as Priyanka is to Robert Vadra, they've also managed to mass manufacture hipsters where none existed. Not to mention causing the agony to the latter to decide whether to catch DJ#1 at Festival A or DJ#2 at Festival B. Here's what we make of these major music events
Same old artistes play every year to bum-shorts, floral-headband-wearing 'happy' hipsters that get astonishingly younger by the year.
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Where moneyed (and virgin), road-trippin' Surat boys come of age with Nashik girls in pigeonhole tents, even as the artistes on stage dish out music that is produced by their prodigious toddlers.
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Honeymooning-Couple-From-Patiala’s idea of a 'party-sharty ho jaaye!’
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Plan B for Honeymooning-Couple-From-Patiala when they discover that tickets to Sunburn are sold out.
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Silver-haired Bandra septuagenarians shake the leg that’s not in the grave to same-sounding-music along with free-pass-holding, pretentious blues connoisseurs.
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Mecca for a wannabe crowd whose sole aim in life is to upload having-a-blast-at-the-festival selfies to make their wannabe friends jealous.
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When hundreds of stoned mofos decide to pay thousands of rupees to take part in the sports such as Desert Sun Baking, Dune Hiking and Waterless Showering even as exotic bands play in the background.
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The only festival in India where you get the opportunity of a lifetime to catch the most unknown band from Ecuador jamming with a Sub-Saharan musician playing a violin, no, a clarinet, no a flute with strings!
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The one fest in the country where you travel for six days for three days of fun.
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Article By: NS