It was a gala event with unlimited music, excitement, beer and all things fun! The Great Indian October Festival presented by Kingfisher Premium on October 25, 26 and 27 at Gateway Hotel in Marine Drive was a riveting experience for the Kochiites.
The fest inspired from the German October Fest originated in 1810 recreated the good old Bavarian fair at Swirl with exclusive beer menu listings, beer cocktail, beer drinking games, traditional German short eats along with maids dressed in traditional Drindl and male servants in Lederhosen serving beer. And to make the event more perfect, a line up of leading bands and DJs were also there.
On the first day, there was a Classic Rock and Reggae Night by George Peter and team. George, the lead singer of 13AD, also a known music director and lyricist, was supported by John Thomas, Jos Stelsie, Baiju James, Gary Victor Lobo and Dalton Aruja. John Thomas is the founder member and drummer of ‘Mother Jane’, one of the leading bands of the country. While Jos Stelsie is one of the seasoned lead guitarists in the rock circuit of Kerala, Baiju is a freelance bassist. Gary Victor Lobo is a keyboardist and performer with over ten years experience and Dalton Aruja, the keyboardist of Ph7 Dubai.
Dj Chawla, Ryan and Dom too enthralled the audience with their performances on the second and final day of the fest.