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All about Darj

KATHMANDU: The scene at the Liquid Lounge was quite different this Friday night. ‘Memories of Darjeeling’ organised by MHAAN and sponsored by Tuborg, was a reunion for the people of Darjeeling. Looking at the turnout at the venue, it was quite evident that many people have come here from this city of green gold and made a home away from home for themselves.

Though initially the crowd was a little hesitant in letting their hair down, by 11:00 pm the bar and the poolside were packed with excited and elated people. DJ B-Man and DJ Nabin did an awesome job at the console and the music they played was the best crowd puller. The Darj people could be seen shaking their booties to some of the most hip and happening tracks of the recent times. The ever-popular Hindi remixes were but obviously smash hits amongst the crowd along with some mind-blowing commercial English and Nepali tracks.

The party was meant exclusively for people of Darjeeling, but the crowd turned out to be a mix-and-match of people from all across the country. There were those who actually belonged to the hill-station, and those who have spent memorable years in Darjeeling and yes, those who just don’t need a reason to party. Hence, the party saw a good amalgamation of different kinds of people enjoying themselves with the unifying factor of music. Some party poopers just didn’t leave the dance floor while others sat on quiet counters catching up on each other’s lives till wee hours of the morning. — Yasmin Taj

Live and rocking in Pokhara

POKHARA: Thousands of people thronged the Pokhara stadium to watch their favourite the pop singers perform live on March 25 at the Mero Mobile concert. And though the mercury soared, the crowd was not daunted and it looked like the organisers had a tough time controlling the crowd that had gathered for the ‘Mero Mobile Live in Pokhara’ organised by PartyNepal in association with City Spark Magazine.

Artistes like Nima Rumba, Kranti Ale, Mausami Gurung, 1974 AD, Nirnaya Da NSK, Anil Singh, NEPSYDAZ enthralled the crowd with their songs, and their fans (most of them in jeans and tees) enjoyed their renditions and clapped and danced to their tunes.

Rumba’s Miss Catwalk, Priyasi, Batas sari auchhin touched the hearts of the young listeners, while Mausami Gurung crooned her ever popular Changba hoi Changba. Ale, Singh, Nirnaya Da NSK and Nepsydaz were equally successful in entertaining the crowd. The band 1974 AD rendered their Gurasa phulyo banai ma and also presented a new song Ma timrai hun.

Over 20,000 persons had flocked to the concert, said Sanat Sharma of Mero Mobile. And Robin Sitaula of PartyNepal said the Pokhara event was different as different varieties of music were performed like modern, hip-hop, among others.

Though Gurung sustained a cut on her forehead when a few of the viewers pelted stones during one of her performances, she returned after getting it dressed and mesmerised the crowd all over again.

With a booming sound system and good stage decoration, the concert was a hit, and viewers were given free SIM card with each ticket. — Rup Narayan Dhakal