HT Friday Jam Season 3 opens on a high note with Euphoria

  • HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Mar 20, 2016 18:45 IST
Euphoria, the Delhi-based rock band, set the stage on fire with a sea of audience gathered to watch them perform live. (Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)

A packed audience at DLF Cyber Hub greeted the return of musical extravaganza to the city on Friday with loud claps and hoots as Palash Sen and Euphoria took over the stage for a sound check. The wait was over.

A free-for-all event, Honda presents Hindustan Times Cyber Hub Friday Jam powered by G-Shock in association with KR Mangalam University.

Now in its third season, HT Friday Jam has attracted a large crowd, mostly corporate employees, from across the NCR in the last two seasons. Over the next 12 weeks, HT Friday Jam will provide the big stage to bands at DLF Cyber Hub, off the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway.

Euphoria, the Delhi-based rock band, set the stage on fire with a sea of audience gathered to watch them perform live. The amphitheatre was packed and music lovers stood for hours just to watch the show. People across Delhi-NCR came together to celebrate and enjoy the power of music. The show, which went on for three hours, enthralled the audience and persuaded them to shake a leg and break free from stress.

Euphoria appeared in their ‘Shaadi-band’ outfits -- white suit with bright red belt and caps. With their famous numbers such as ‘Maaeri’, ‘Dhoom Pichak’ and ‘Aage Jaane Ram’, Euphoria mesmerised the audience, who continuously requested for a repeat of each song.

“I have been following this band for the last 10 years. Their melodies and compositions are amazing. I am in awe of the way Euphoria performs even after 17 years of their inception,” Arham Shamsi from Delhi said.

When Palash Sen, lead singer of the band, hummed ‘Maaeri’, the crowd joined him. They even turned on the torch light of their mobile phones and held their hands high, swinging in perfect synchronisation.

“Palash is a rockstar and I am glad to be at Cyber Hub today (Friday). Everyone from my father to my young daughter loves the show and a big thumbs up to Hindustan Times,” Priyanka Dubey from Dwarka said.

The band also performed an array of songs, including Bollywood, Sufi and famous Punjabi numbers. The crowd surrendered to the beats and lyrics and swayed to the live music.

“This is my first performance in DLF Cyber Hub and it could not have been any better. It was a spectacular and encouraging audience. I would also like to say a big thank you to HT for giving a stage to live bands and boosting their confidence in a country where film music is more popular.”

The evening ended with vice-president of HT Ashu Phakey thanking the audience and Euphoria for an energetic and ecstatic start to season 3 of HT Friday Jam.

“Hindustan Times is proud to announce that HT Friday Jam is back with its third season. For the next 12 weeks, every Friday, we will bring you great bands from the corporate world and celebrate music. The opening night of the event could not have been better with this audience and Euphoria,” Ashu Phakey said.

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