An Evening On the Rocks

“Engineering has the knack of kicking the shit out of people, to a limit that inebriation becomes more of a ritual than a choice.

After a long and an agonizing wait the results were out yesterday. And I passed in the first class. Thank god for that!!

So then, it was an evening to freak out. inititally we were the three of us myself, Kaushal (we’ll call him Kush) and Satyen. The plan was Velocity. We had decided to hit a discotheque (we had free passes for it ). We drove over to Kush’s place and that was when he was in a juggernaut. There was some communication gap with his girl and he was stuck with two places to go at the same time. Obviously he had to go with his girl. So now it was down to the two of us. Me and Satyen. And we had decided to hit it tonite, whatever be the case.

So brains racked, phone calls made and Toto’s Garage Pub came up. Bandra was the place. I had heard that it was a good place, but when I saw it, I realised that it wasnt good. It was awesome!!!!

Hence started the evening. One beer to hit the liquor highway is always necessary. What followed in the background was something that I never imagined Bombay to have. A pub which plays rock music. I never knew there was one in Bombay.

# Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb

The beer downed and the chicken tikka relished, I wasnt satisfied.
After all I live by my principle, “”Thou shalt drink, only if thou shalt drink to get drunk“”. So then it was a small Smirnoff with water.

# Metallica – Nothing Else Matters

# Creed – My Sacrifice

# Bryan Adams – Summer of 69

The alcohol seeping in the head coupled with mild head-banging is one of the best feelings that you can ever get. The Smirnoff was over in a flash. This was the point when Satyen backed out. He had to drive us back home. I was staying at his place. Couldn’t afford to go to my place cause my mom is too sharp and would notice that I am drunk.

# The Doors – Roadhouse Blues

I wanted more. A large Smirnoff would once again do the trick. This time it was vodka on the rocks. A little frivoulous small talk continued then about the personal lives of my gang and others.

# Deep Purple – Highway Star

# Santana – Black Magic Woman

Time: 12:30 am

I knew it was time for us to leave. The pub was about to close down. We started to pay te bill, but I couldn’t resist the temptation of buying one more for the road. I took one more Kingfisher to hit the road.

# Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall

The drive was one of the best I have ever had. We had to stop once in the middle of the highway. I needed to relieve myself bigtime. We reached home at about 2:30 am. Hit the bed and the sleep that ensued was the best I have had in many years.”

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