VIRAL VIDEO | Marty Friedman learns Assamese Slang at NH7 Weekender 2019
GUWAHATI: Veteran Guitar God and Metal Legend, Marty Friedman recently performed at the 5th edition of Bacardi NH7 Weekender at Meghalaya and while Marty created some amazing memories for his fans, the audience also made sure that he took a piece of Northeast before he left.
While performing, Friedman asked the crowd to teach him the local word for “f*** yeah” and after several shouts and echoes, the crowd in unison taught him “K***” a popular Assamese slang.
Although Marty said “Yela” instead of the actual word, the crowd was stoked.
Friedman took to his Social Media account to write, “I’ll never forget this first show in India! Thank you all so much for making me and my band feel so welcome in your beautiful country! K***!
However, Marty had briefly removed the word from his post due to unknown reasons.
“We were amazed at the way Marty engaged with the crowd. He gave us a Japanese word and we gave him an Assamese word back and that’s the way Metal works. It keeps us all united across the globe. I hardly think that it was objectionable. But you can’t help it if people are overly sensitive about stuff like this,” said Ritu Raj Boruah, a Guwahati based fan and a musician who visited the gig.
Later, he also returned the favour to the crowd by teaching them a popular Japanese slang, “Majipane.”
Marty Friedman is a legendary guitarist primarily known for playing in bands like Megadeth and Cacophony and has collaborated with numerous artists like John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Jason Becker, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert among others.
Marty Friedman at Bacardi NH7 Weekender