Snuphoria – the music society of SNU tossed up a spark of melodies and mesmerising music to the evening of Carnival ‘17 on the 1st of April. The West Wind, a flute ensemble comprising of Vinay Krishna, Chitra Pratap, Agastya Seth, Praneet and Abhiroop Paul started off by performing a couple of orchestral pieces including ‘Misty Mountains’ and ‘Hallelujah’, putting the crowd in a mellow mood. Synergy, SNU’s A’Capella group, who were on a winning spree this fest season, performed their annual piece for the first time on campus, leaving the audience awestruck. ProgHill, the progressive rock band, performed Steven Wilson’s ‘Happy Returns’, compelling the audience to the tap their feet and nod their heads to the rocking beats. Nishant then performed a mesmerising blues jam with Samarth and Ananya Acharya. Up next we had Kaos Theory, the Progressive Carnatic rock band with Rajagopal on vocals, RaghavPuri on the guitar, Gurjot on the bass, Nishant on keys, Vinay on the violin, Lavanya on Rhythm, Gaurav Mishra on the Tabla and Aniruddha on the drums, performing ‘Malhar Jam’ by Agam which enthralled the audience. This was followed by Nishant’s trippy song ‘La Femme d’Argent’ by the psychedelic band Air with Samarth, Gurjot and Ashwin. Asteroids came up with a striking Progressive Metal set and started off with ‘Half a Glass of Wine’ by Tame Impala, continued with ‘The Pot’ and ‘Lateralus’ by Tool, their original composition, and ended with a shredding solo by Raghav in Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Free bird’. Snuphoria’s big night ended with the John Mayer set by Hrithik, Ayush Singh, Vasu, Abhinav and Arnav with Mayer’s greatest hits: ‘Badge and Gun’, ‘Whiskey Whiskey’, ‘Daughters’, ‘Who Says’, ‘Neon’, ‘Crossroads’ and ‘I don’t trust myself’, bringing the night to a spectacular end.
-Vinay Krishna and Ishan Gupta