St. Patrick’s Day – at the Hard Rock Cafe

St.Patrick’s Day (17th March) came alive at Hard Rock Café, New Delhi. A lot of people showed up to celebrate it, since one of Delhi’s greatest bands “Cyanide” was playing, not to mention the Beer Drinking Competition that was to be held! The show started at 10:30pm with Cyanide’s cover of U2’s Vertigo. The band covered a lot of Irish bands like U2The CorrsThe Cranberries, and Snow Patrol, given that St.Patrick’s Day is an Irish Festival. Although they played a new original Money the band mainly concentrated on playing covers.

Finally, it was time for the main attraction of the night, the beer drinking festival. The members of Cyanide started off by downing their glasses real quick. After they were done the five teams were called right onto the stage amidst a lot of cheering from the vast numbers of people who’d thronged to witness the competition.

Cyanide took over the stage again post competition with a cover of Yellow by Coldplay, and dedicated it to the disaster stricken people of Japan. This was followed by Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol and the gig closed with Elevation by U2. Rohan Solomon was at his energetic best and his on-stage presence left everyone wanting more!! Sound at Hard Rock Café, New Delhi is never good, and testament to this fast was that when Rohan was singing ‘Vertigo’, the acoustics were relatively ok but problems arose with the twin guitar sound, proving to be a total killjoy.

This problem should be fixed ASAP; bands need good sound, period!

Overall, a memorable evening of music with Cyanide!

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