Pune: Grammy Award winner DJ and music producer David Guetta does not need a wand or a potion to leave his fans enchanted, his music does the work for him. The musician left thousands in audience grooving to his music at the Enchanted Village Carnival at Aamby Valley, Lonavala.
Nestled by a hillock with wilderness and nature as backdrop, the setting of the carnival at the airstrip of the Aamby township Saturday made the performance at the second edition of the multi-genre music festival mesmerising.
The festival started Friday on a low note with guests and attendees trickling down at the venue, and relaxing. The festival will culminate Sunday.
The audience roared when Guetta set his foot on the stage. Just like a wizard, Guetta bewitched the audience by just demonstrating some steps and the audience repeating it with zeal as he belted out famous tracks like “Titanium”, “Shot me down” and ”Love is gone”.
Guetta also played songs from his new album like "Dangerous" and his versions of hits like “Numb” of band Linkin Park, Afrojack's “Ten feet tall” and Oasis's "Wonderwall".
“This is my second visit to the country and I am just loving it. I have came back after around two year and electronic dance music has grown so much, it is unbelievable," the French musician said amid his performance.
Guetta's music was infectious, making everyone around tap their foot to his beats, taking their shirts off during his performance, some shouting 'We love you Guetta' and others just cheering till their voice got hoarse.
To pump up the spirit of the audience, Guetta implored the crowd 'Give me some more' which made his fans go into a frenzy.
Guetta was not the only highlight of the day, the band Alien Chutney was also a crowd magnet.
Band member, actor-comedian-singer Vir Das doled out some silly and vulgar songs, but different and relaxing as well. He also belted out some new numbers like "Ab ki baar".
Vir's music reminded the audience about their school days. Playing the popular card of Delhi and Mumbai competition, he took a dig at Delhi girls.
He also played his popular track “Manboob” to an ebullient crowd.
Other performers of the day were DJ Anish Sood, Neev, band Madboy/Mink, Dualist Inquiry among others.
Camping, bonfire and barbecue food with gentle cold breeze blowing, the set-up at the fest was like a mystical village. Even the stages were named in sync with the theme like - Azbor, Artemis and Analog.
A party need not be all about loud music, and the fest 'Silent party' reinforced the notion. Silent party, where they give headsets and the audience groove on their own set of tracks available on their headsets, definitely took the audience in different zone.
Adding to the ambience, there was a tribal themed flea market. Due attention was given to food as well. From burgers, waffles to Italian cuisine to Indian rolls and food along with beverages, the food stalls also had something for everybody.