This sunday was going just well..a late rise in the morning, a delicious breakfast at the IIM road with bro, a movie with close relatives, some shopping and then the......Dinner! A new restaurant called 'six strings' has come up in our locality..which badges itself to be a destination for a combination food, music, and happiness!
When i entered the restaurant, it looked like just another fastfood joint for youngsters in Ahmedabad. Not a very big space but the interiors was quite well managed. The theme of the joint revolved around rock music and guitar. On the walls hanged the pictures and posters of legends.. In the corner, was a set with a set of few guitars, a mike and a sound system, but all left dead. No one was there to give them a life.
We had ordered our dinner. The order was noted by probably the owner of the restaurant, who was probably in his early 30s, his loose attire and an impressive language skill made him look cool. We had almost the half of our dinner when i saw someone entering the premises and heading towards the set of instruments. He was a fair man, not so tall, with grey eyes, curly short hair and his attire endorsed ADIDAS.
I guessed he was the guitarist and i wasn't wrong. HE WAS THE GUITARIST. He checked the sound system & the guitar strings, with the owner guiding him (which assured me that the person who had taken the order, was the owner, and had a gr8 interest 4 music). He started with the song, 'leaving on a jet plane'. I was impressed..i knew that this sunday dinner i ll cherish for long, as music makes my mood and the sound of the guitar, especially works like a drug for me! The second song was the FIFA official theme song..he requested for our participation and to sing along with him. I loved that song, 'Give me freedom, give me fire, give me reason, take me higher'..and i wanted to sing aloud with him. and also wanted to sway with the music standing, But Ahmdbd crowd is not so cool and would have contemplated that i am mentally unsound had i stood up to dance. But nevertheless i did clap with the song and i was alone to do that in the whole restaurant. The guitarist gave me a smile as the return for the encouragement that i provided him :) . The songs kept comin one after the other with claps following them. And i didn't want to leave and hence ended up eating more.
I wish to have more such dinners with the sound of guitar, the soothing voice of that guitarist and close ones around. For sure, i ll spend more of my hard earned bucks in Six Strings, food, music and happiness!!(sigh)