Friday, April 08, 2005
went to the fuzon.strings/junoon live concert. junoon... sucks... big itme... hahaha we pissed em off so bad... coz we took their interview too before the show... lol... salman is so crap... he doesnt know shit.. his guitar skillz are pathetic... their sound settings were horrid... blew our ears off... morons... he made a complete fool of himself on stage... ali saved the day for him i tell ya.... strings had the best sound settings.... their session lead guitarist was awesome... as for fuzon.. shalam rocks... and that lead singer of theirs... whats his name... whatever... god knows why the hell he was screaming so bad... not while singing.. i mena when he was talking... its not cool to scream... we coudlnt figure a word he said... faisal kapadia is such a soft spoken person... haha.... cute... but he had his message across but talkin in his usual tone.. concert or no concert... even ali wasnt screaming.. wth was up with that shafqat amanat ali khan... yes i finally remembered the name... someone please tell him he aint Vedder. junoon was such a let down. best bit... i have vdos of their live performances elsewhere... so we knew exactly what they were gonna do.. all the little gimmicks in between... ppl were a bit scared coz of how i just kept on predicting what they would do/play next. the conert was a bore as such... coz.... in all the previous concerts... the dancing/standing arena and the seating one would be adjuscent.. this time they had the vip seating, behind that the other seating and behind that the standing one... like almost 2km away... wth? who the hell watches a concert SITTING... the seats were al empty... and the performers just werent getting any feed back to want ot perform... there was no lighting arrangement at the back... so they coudlnt even see the crowd at the back... for those at the back it was like watchign a concert on tv... coz u could only see em on the screens... they were that far off... even tho faisal kapadia of strings made many requests to have the flood lights on... they'd swithc em on for a while and thnswitch em off... whats wrong with these brits.... were they trying to save on electricity? when strings was playing... i dont htink the camera man even knew that the lead guitarist was a session player... and not a band member... even tho bilal maqsood always carried a guiatrs he just plays basic chords on it... so all the time the camera would either be on faisal or the sessin lead guiatrist... haha... bilal was competely outta the scene. :D but because they didnt do aythign CHAWAAL like shafqat or Salman Ahmed... andbecuz there sound setting was the BEST.. i mean... not just comparatively.. but it really WAS good.. like the GORA concerts ive gone too... QUALITY, strings gets 5 stars. Fuzon was a flop anyway.. they were cryign all the time.. and they ended on the title track of kal ho na ho.... like wtf? hahaha... that was weird... not that we have any anti india sentiments... there was a HUGe indian crowd coz both junon and strings have released their music in india... just that... we're here to listen to YOUR music... not covers of sonu nigham... which btw, shafqat screwed up real bad... plus his screaming... argh... so uncool... however... SHALAM rocked! he didnt make a single mistake in his solos! Salman on the other hand coudlnt even get sound out of his guitars half the time, woudl keep messing his solos and then woudl switch to acoustic in between coz ofthat... retard... wth... does he think that everyone in the crowd is DUMB? my brothers was so pissed of... so were all those who know music.. know guitars... know sound... we had students performing at univ the day before... THAT totally rocked... its funny how others play junoon songs better than junoon themselves. Brian O Connel was right when he said salamsn isnt a greta guitarist... coz he ISN'T. Never going to a junoon concert again. Junoon ki koi izzat nahin... :D oh and salman tried to get feedback to while performing... hahahaha didnt work out.... the guy just kept making an idiot out of hiself... and he just so cannot come upwith random solos in between.. except for the ones hes practised for a billiontimes before ocming on stage.... if he tries anythig impromptu he messes it up... right, not hating on junoon.. but i give credit only where its due... junoon .... previously.. brian woudl always do their soud setitng... not that it was that great even back then... but relatively? definitely. ali saved the day for salman i tell ya.... even mekaal kept messing his bass up. heh. ppl were os bored... we were just talking amongst ourselves and just doing our own thing. there really was no interaction or rapport between the crowd and performers... in fact we had asked all those who hadn't come to NOT come.. so yeah all praise to shalam of fuzon, and strings session lead guitarist. the others can just go back to high school stage performances. more on how we pissed of junoon during the interview later... bwahahahaha!