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Bulls on Parade @ Offisial Atyachaar

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First things First…Bulls on Parade (BOP) is privileged to have the Founder of www.makemytrip.com(MMT) on its rolls…the man in question is Sachin Bhatia aka Bhatia Ji…though he hasn’t rode with us together the way we wish but he is an integral part of our club and soon we would be riding together for the BOP’s Anniversary Ride to Ranthambore in November 2009…

MMT recently launched a new project named www.offisialatyachaar.com(OA) which is aimed at working professional who want to break the monotony of the Corporate Life but rarely find the means to do so…and this site provides them with opportunities to explore the world out there and get out of the drudgeries of the office life…its an amazing concept and I am sure in time to come it would be one of the most successful sites of our times as so many of us want to break the shackles but lack the will & know-how and this site would provide that information…so go and browse the website and I am sure many of you would be soon exploring the hidden side of yourself which is hiding somewhere inside you and trying it’s best to come out and explore the horizons…after all there is much more than working for 12 hours a day!!!

All of you must be wondering why the fuck this guy is heaping praises on MMT & OA and not writing a damn thing about Biking & BOP…hold your horses folks…the real fun is yet to begin…and believe me once it starts you would be left yearning for more…

BOP was invited by the Project Team of OA to be part of their launch event and present about our club, it’s history and our rides…we were damn fuckin excited as this was the first time we had got such opportunity…me & Dips prepared a presentation about BOP with the creative inputs of Sunny Bhai who was as always a great help…obviously we had to treat him with free beer for him to come out oozing with his creative juices…

And then on the D-Day(18-Sep-09), almost the entire BOP came for the event at Epicentre, Gurgaon…bullets were shining and it was a spectacle which I would never forget…almost everybody in the official club tees & bulls shining…we were on a high…and ready to get drenched in real BBB masti…

The event was managed by LIVE EVENTS and I must say they did a shabby job…no planning whatsoever…timelines were not followed and arrangements were in a mess…we never expected this and were ready for some rude shocks…first of them being that no preparations were made for us to get 8 of our bikes to the event…we had some 25-30 stairs to manage and no ramps were made…they took eternity to come up with ideas but each of them failed…finally we had to come up with them and somehow we managed to bring the bikes downstairs into the main atrium of Epicentre…was a herculean effort but by now you know BOP can do anything and this time it was no different…the next fuck-up being we were told rudely not to start our engines and ride our bikes into the auditorium but roll them over manually and I was not ready for it…and I made it very clear to the event organizers…The Mighty One is not the one to be rolled over…it rolls people over and not the other way round…I had a heated argument with one of the Live Events organizers and fucked his happiness…I decided not to get the bike inside and keep it parked outside only…rest of BOPians tried in vain to convince me but being the stubborn asshole I am, I never budged from my stance…some of you might call this childish but that’s the way it is!!!

But one thing was very clear…it never crossed my mind that I would boycott the event…primarily due to two reasons…one, BOP comes first for me…come what may and it was the matter of our image and this was the first such opportunity for us to tell the world out there about our identity and secondly being that Bhatia Ji was directly involved and I respect him a lot so boycott was not an option…

Finally we made an entry in the auditorium and Bhatia Ji got us free coupons for Beer…seconds later we were found at the beer counter and gulping away Kingfisher!!! Yes all of us…

After an endless delay the event finally started with RJ Anirudha from Radio Mirchi blabbering and announcing the nitty-gritty of the event…

The first performance was by a Rock Band called Rustic Strings…and the first song they played was “Killing in the Name of” by Rage against the Machine and all of us started the head-banging session…pure coincidence considering our club name is inspired from a song by RATM only!!! We called it divine intervention!!! They played some classic Rock Numbers and we had a ball…

Post that “Late Hours Natak Mandli”, a amateur-theatre group presented a play which was great fun as well…the audience was supposed to throw rubber stress buster-balls at them and you can imagine what fun it would have been for us!!! We became handball players of the best quality and bombarded them like there was no tomorrow!!!

Manisha—wife of our dear BOPian Rishi Gupta also won a prize was shouting Atyachaar loudest amongst all the females present at the event…hats off to her spirit…

Post that there was an innovative event…it was called “Offisial Outburts”…selected people were to break a real office with workstations, printers, chairs & computers with baseball bats and get the frustration out of their system…it was crazy fun and we had a ball witnessing the breakage…sheer nonsense…but awesome creativity…

All this while we were continuously chanting our war cry JAI BOP like crazy…we had simply taken over the event and it seemed more of a BOP event than an OA event…and it was great fun…at the drop of a hat all of us chanted JAI BOP at the top of our voices…RJ Anirudha was simply outclassed and finally he gave in…

Just before our presentation was to start he handed over the microphone to me and said…”All yours”…quite apt as he knew once we get on the stage nothing else would be heard!!! I was completely sloshed after gulping down I don’t know how many beers and was trying my best to get back to my senses so that the presentation went off as planned…

But I made a huge blunder…we had planned that Dips & me would present together but under the influence of Beer I forgot that and started to present all on my own…Sorry Dips Bhai…it was never intentional…I just went with the flow…and I thought I did a decent job but I would leave that to others who witnessed my presentation skills…it was a long time since I had made a presentation and I was quite nervous but BOP brings out the best in me and this time also I scraped through…
The presentation ended with another round of loud JAI BOPs and then the real fun started…you can call it LOUD LOUD LOUD…the engines of our bullets came to life and they were revved…ear-shattering to say the least…we made symphony of sounds with our engine grunts…and people were awestruck…simply bedazzled…

Then we showed some mercy to people inside the auditorium and took our bulls outside for another sound show!!! Here Diwakar Bhaaya did a Burnout Stunt and it was amazing…The Mighty One who was parked outside lonely also came to life and started to roar like a Lion!!!

To show my angst against the event managers I started my bike and took it up through the stairs all in one flow and damaging some stairs in the process…it was seriously satisfying to go up through the stairs in a single motion and I was on a high after that…but after this spectacle the rest were stopped to repeat this act and ramps were called out frantically to bring some normalcy into the proceedings…

All this while one Rock Band was trying it’s best to perform inside but the roaring bulls had brought all the crowds outside and they were performing in front of an almost-zero crowd…we felt bad for them but this was called for by them only…while I was presenting they kept doing their sound-check…I kept requesting them to hold back for some time but they never listened to me…my rhythm was broken and I made it a point that I would screw their performance once they start and bingo…that’s what I did!!!

We left Epicentre after the grand show and some of us went to Vedant ki Dhaani for another BBB session…the fact that 5 of us were leaving for the Nahan Nunchuks Ride the next morning didn’t deter us from re-living the BBB magic!!!

This event would always be remembered for the unity we showed as a club and also the fact that almost the entire BOP was present…the loud JAI BOP chants still roar in the area around Epicentre and one can hear the roars when passing that area…and I am sure this would happen for some time to come…after all some 30-odd bikers shouting is surely loud…

The Pics:

Rishi Gupta’s Pics: http://picasaweb.google.co.in/bpositive.rishi/OffisialAtyachaarBOPRocks#

Vikas’ Pics: http://picasaweb.google.com/gvikiv/MMTOABOP?feat=email#

Jaggi’s Pics: http://picasaweb.google.com/jagmeet.virdee/BOP?authkey=Gv1sRgCNjSi8jj_vPEugE&feat=directlink

Kora’s Pics: http://picasaweb.google.com/pravinmac/OFFSIALATYACHAAR#

So till the time we meet again…

Cheers to life…

Till then ride safe and have safe sex…

Inquilab Zindabad…

Hasta la Victoria Siempre…

Jai BoP!

5 Comments

  1. Neat 1 Mr. jha. this is your official protest against the event organizer, who was indeed a bit of jerk that evening.

  2. Bhai, speaks volumes of the attyachar we face offsially. And you have taken the last feedback to heart and produced fantastic results. loved the line,”hold your horses folks…the real fun is yet to begin…and believe me once it starts you would be left yearning for more…”

    Your solo presentation was the best. It could’ve been worse had i stepped in. I wouldve if i had been little more drunk. But it turned out to be for the best.

  3. As I was a live spectator…I know what had happened…your presentation was fuckingly awesome…and as I was little bit late..I did not know about your hot discussion regarding rolling over of the bike…but I like your attitude (THATS THE WAY IT IS).GOOD LUCK BRO!

    KEEP REVVING UP DA MACHINE !!!

  4. I wish i cud be thr..but as i hv gone through the blog post i can imagine how fuckin awesome it was!!!

    Cheers for BOPians..!!!!!!!!!

  5. Amazing account…it was fun to read! Great work by you guys! So when is the next trip happening?

    FENIL

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