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News |  20 Oct 2014 15:45 |  By RnMTeam

Red Bull Tour Bus went 'Off The Roof' on its anniversary gig

MUMBAI: Red Bull Tour Bus on 18 October celebrated its anniversary gig with a stellar line-up consisting of some of the biggest independent artistes in the country. After travelling over 18,000 kilometers and rocking 16 cities in one musically intense year, the Red Bull Tour Bus was back where it all started last October - Mumbai. The event saw acts like Bhayanak Maut, Ankur Tewari with Sidd Coutto, Madboy Mink, Skrat, The Raghu Dixit Project, Sound Avatar and DJ Sa and Pentagram.

The gig that was free for all who RSVP'd kicked off the evening with Chennai based garage/alt rock trio Skrat bringing to the stage cum bus, a performance full of energy and funky beats. The opening act itself saw a ground filled with crazy music lovers and 'scenesters', and set the fun filled mood for the entirety of the concert.

The event took place at the 15,500 sq feet 'warehouse' Richardson & Cruddas ground, which has become one of the 'hip' venues for all kinds of gigs. Skrat was followed by veterans Ankur Tewari and Sidd Coutto, who, like always, were the crowd-pleasers and their chilled out selves, performing tracks like 'Mohabbat Zindabad', Coutto's popular 'Smoke Some Ganja' and more, compelling the full house audience to chant along the catchphrases with them.

One of the major attractions of the evening was – heavy metallers Bhayanak Maut, who obviously brought the house down with their powerful performance. The band saw insane headbanging and moshing, even from non-metalheads, throughout their set and kept the bus (and the warehouse) fuelled for the rest of the evening.

After the heavy dose of gritty and loud music, electro funk/disco duo Madboy Mink got the crowd dancing and grooving to their smashing numbers including the most popular one 'Alley Cats'. The next act, The Raghu Dixit Project brought soulful folk rock numbers, pleasing the attendees to no end. Playing tracks from their album 'Jag Changa', they gave a performance worth remembering with rocking hits which are all-time crowd favourites in the indie scene.

DJ Sa and Sound Avatar killed it with their crazy beats and bass dropping, which were supported by insanely talented visual maker Wolves. The best moment of the evening was when Pentagram got the audience to chant Hindi abuses, reminiscing the times they rocked out at Rang Bhavan. Dadlani's forceful vocals got everyone head-banging, jumping, screaming and tearing the roof down. The band ended the evening with songs like 'Drive', 'Nocturne', 'Animals' and others while the audience cheered and went berserk, climbing on each other's shoulders and having a gala time with the crowd surfing ball in the air throughout their set.
The much-awaited anniversary party at Richardson & Cruddas came to a spectacular end; and in turn kicked off the next season for the stage-cum-touring vehicle.

The Red Bull Tour Bus will now set off to new venues and revisit some old haunts. It will once again be a stage at each of the four Bacardi NH7 Weekenders across India in Pune, Bangalore, Delhi, and Kolkata. And later this year, the bus will embark on its first 'Electronica' tour.

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