For those unaware of Maithri ’08, it is an inter school bi-annual cultural fest conducted by CV (Chettinad Vidyashram) and is by far the most awaited and amazing inter school culturals in Chennai.
(NOTE: This isn’t some kinda proper report thing.)
On 29th & 30th almost the entire 12th batch went to CV culturals (around 100 people or so…) So CV has this brilliant auditorium, fully A/C-ed with a gallery kinda arrangement. (This isn’t usually the case in schools here) They had like 20 events spread over 2 days. They even hired a DJ Dude (DJ Ashok) and that guy was awesome! And they had this screen for projection where comments (about those performing on the stage) were displayed. There was the usual music – Indian and western competitions, from our school the band performed Californication by RHCP and they were brilliant. Biggu sang and he was amazing and there was Radha (who played a great solo bit) and Sudhu on the guitars and Ritvik on the drums. (They won the 1st place for that!) and dance and a bunch of art events. They had a fashion show –“haute couture” – which was kinda weird. Our school wasn’t allowed to participate in it. (Beats me why) But the guys were all acting like cheaps going all oogle-eyed and drooling over this one school’s bunch of girls.. (Can they get even more ewww??) Oh and here’s a pic of the disco ball ( I was trying to take like this perfect pic of it, with light glinting and stuff and this is what I managed to get)
And the food was brilliant. Basically, they had a LOT of sponsors not just one or two like most other schools usually do. (I sure did pig out!) Loads of food!
At the end of the first day, we (our school, VM) were in 2nd place trailing PS (another school) by about 20 pts. And the next day, we so ROCKED. In almost all events like CV-TV (a news report giving thingy), Model makeover, VJ wannabe (we were given 3rd place though we so deserved 1st. Everyone said so.), Treasure hunt, Counter strike, Shipwreck, Photography and lots more, we won some thing.
And so we were up on the points table and we overtook PS. (w00t!)
Then there was this “30 seconds to fame” event for winners of events like JAM, Shipwreck, quiz and 3 more events (basically, speaking events) who had to show some other talent besides what they won. So there were 2 guys from our school and 2 from PS as one among the 6. This one guy (Biggu from our school) was brilliant, in 30 seconds, he managed to sing and mimic 3 people while this PS guy mimicked just one person. The judge was a certain Aishwarya D. who came up on stage and said, “I wasn’t prepared to judge the people, it’s like they come and just leave before u figure out what they did….. I think for 1st place, I’ll pick the guy who did mimicry”
She thinks? There were 3 people who did mimicry. She just randomly points out the PS guy. This event gave PS 30 points, which made them win. Frankly, everyone, including the DJ guy, thought our school deserved it. *HAH* I mean WTH is that lady thinking? Seriously, couldn’t she’ve jotted down what she thought? I soooo hate her. She actually said she thinks it’s the guy who did mimicry. She doesn’t even know who is who and from which school. And it’s like the last culturals for us. And everyone from our school just left the auditorium. It’s sad cuz we were winning(we were the defending champs too, apparently) and it was all shattered by that annoying heck of a lady. *HMPH*Ok, enough of these rants for now…
P.S: I can’t believe, I’m actually saying this, but yes, this is one of the really great things about VM. I really enjoyed the past 2 days supporting our school, bunking school and screaming like crazy… It was FUN.
Now it’s back to study and more study till your hair turns gray (hell, I’m only 16) So it might be a looooong time before my next post.
UPDATE: I just found this vid on youtube- the brilliant vid that the CV ppl made.