Winter evenings have never been hotter with rock bands working up a fever at DU North Campus. As dusk fell over the Polo Grounds of Delhi University on the second day of the annual HT Youth Nexus, the pace got frenetic. Delhi’s college crowd turned up in thousands to take part in song and dance competitions, a jam session and even bungee jumping. The day climaxed with the concert by KK, DJ Nikhil Chinappa, Sumit Sethi and VJ Sophie.
“It was a perfect break before the exams, a real de-stresser. We were here last year also and really loved the experience,” said Sonia Rathore of Kirori Mal College. Rathore was at the fest to cheer her college team that participated in the glamorous Razz-M-Tazz western dance competition.
Cheering done, Rathore headed for a spot of bungee jumping. “It was an awesome experience, difficult to put it in words,” she said after her plummet.
The presence of MTV Roadies at the bungee-jumping pit ensured that a huge crowd gathered to sneak a peek at Bani, Ankit and Sahil, while hordes of others showed up for their favourites. “We are here for KK!” said Deepti Dwivedi of Ramjas College, who experienced the HT Youth Nexus for the first time last year and got hooked. “Apart from getting to see some of the best contemporary artists perform, students from all on and off campus colls collect here. You get to meet everybody!”
Asheet, Sandeep, Ashish and Bhagat of Rajdhani College, Raja Garden, west Delhi, traipsed right across town to North Campus for the fest. “Our friend Asmita is going to bungee jump and we are all here to cheer her,” said Asheet. The gang plans to return on Friday for the grand finale.
Besides Shaan, Alisha Chinai and Anu Malik, the fest finale on December 22 has Aryans, VJ Cyrus Sahukar and Ranvijay and Bandish raring to rock Delhi.