Freshers take the stage at Unplugged2 min read
Manipal: The School of Communication (SOC) hosted Unplugged, on October 21 at the TMA Pai Amphitheatre, as a pre-event preceding the core communication fest of the college, Article 19. Most of the performers and the crowd turned out to be first years in search of a stage to portray their talents.
“This is a really nice platform for all of us, especially the freshers, because we need a platform to showcase our talents. Overall it was an amazing experience for me with many different and new performances that I have seen here,” said Prerna Dash, a first year student at Kasturba Medical College (KMC) and a performer at the event.
She was not the only fresher performing at the event. “Out of the 40 performances that we had, more than half were first years,” revealed Karthik Rajagopalan, a second year student of School of Communication and organiser of the event.
A majority of the performers and the audience was made up of first years leading to a few mistaking the event to be only for first years. “I was under the impression that this event was just for the first years till I saw a few seniors perform. But looking at the crowd, it was mostly filled with first year students,” said Aditya Ramesh, a student of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) and one of the performers for the evening.
The event was a night of many firsts for both the audience and the performers. “This is really new to me because I usually perform songs of the rock genre. We really weren’t sure about performing till the very end since we haven’t really performed acoustic songs yet.” Vadin Pangtey, first year INCE at MIT and another performer at the event. “
The event went on till 10 pm covering 40 performances of acoustic music. The event saw various renditions and covers of different songs. The performers came up with originals, acoustic covers to rock songs and also beatboxing. It was however, dwarfed in terms of the number of tickets sold, by other music events like High Voltage held earlier this month at the same venue.
Edited by Antara Krishnamurthy