A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of meeting one of the most influential metal drummers of our generation - George Kollias. His band, Nile, had just finished performing at the Bangalore Open Air festival the night before, and he was kind enough to do a drum clinic at @bflatbangalore the very next day. His unassuming demeanour and witty banter between songs he performed for the small gathering, threw me completely off guard. I mean, this was George f*#king Kollias. I didn't know what to expect, but I certainly didn't expect someone so humble and down to earth- and funny at that! All of us were laughing throughout the time he talked to us. I had a chance to ask him a couple of questions and he patiently answered them. We talked again at the time these pictures were taken. I remember thinking to myself - he's probably going to forget my name, my face and even the fact that he met me. But I won't ever forget the day I met the man himself. This photograph will do well to remind me that I met the man who has the Papyrus Containing The Spell To Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Water.
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Photo courtesy: @priyankabagare