As expected, Blackstratblues, Midival Punditz, Dualist Inquiry, Raghu Dixit Project performed stellar sets and made the festival memorable for me. Vir Das’ Alien Chutney had a so-so performance but their “This is my NH7 song” was a fun standout song. And I really wished Raghu Dixit Project played more from their second album, loved “Parashiva” song.
I think I can’t have enough of listening to Dualist Inquiry and Midival Punditz, kudos to such Indian talent.
The one crib that I have with NH7 event is that smoking kills the music. If there’s one reason, I won’t go to NH7 next year is because the place is filled with 99.9% smokers and the other 0.01%, which includes me, suffer for it. It’s a hard choice between great music and the ability to breathe.
All in all, the weekend is best summarized by a random tweet I came across in the #NH7Weekender hashtag:
Returning home to blore. Slightly depressed at the prospect of the day job tomorrow after the terrific high of the #NH7Weekender in pune
And it must be said – the OML folks do a remarkably good job of organizing every aspect of the event, it’s a pleasure to attend such events.