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Parklife Festival

Parklife is upon us yet again, let’s hope I actually make it past 4pm this time!

The last Parklife Festival that I went to last year in November was pretty rad, and the people I went with were probably also the main reason, but I unfortunately had to leave as I had too much to drink and as my phone had been stolen the Friday night before I could not get hold of anyone and got myself lost (yes, true story). I was also only a tad drunk because I had been sober for a month prior to the festival, so my tolerance level was a joke.

Anyhoo! The line-up for tomorrow looks great, I want to see The Plastics, Matthew Mole, Al Bairre, December Streets, Frank Turner, SHORTSTRAW, Newtown Knife Gang, The Kiffness, Gangs of Ballet, and KT Tunstall. Yes so basically everyone, I want to see everyone.

Check the times of the line-up below.

Parklife Line-Up

Looking forward to ticking another music festival and some more bands off!

Tickets Tickets Tickets

Kissing, So Hot Right Now

We all know what a sucker I am for kissing, I have said it before and I will keep saying it. Kissing is probably the sexiest thing out there that two people can do. When I kiss someone it will either make or break whatever is to happen from that point onwards.

I have not been posting a lot of pictures on my kissing page lately, yes I am a slacker, but I post a lot on my Pinterest kissing board. Eat your heart out at these images. Hot.

Now the reason I am actually blogging about this subject today, instead of the usual post on the aforementioned dedicated kissing page is because, have you seen what is happening out there? Kissing is hot, and it’s grabbing people’s attention, about damn time too.

The Lacoste Ad. “The Big Leap”

From your first steps, to your first race.
From your first scream, to your first speech.
From your first heartbeat, to your first kiss.

I mean hello? That is hot!

The video “20 Strangers Kiss for the First Time”

Okay, so now that we have all watched that and gotten a stupid smile on our (my) face/s, how lovely is this? I loved it, from the second I heard about it, until the very last moment of the clip. And yes, I believe it’s actually a clothing ad. and the “strangers” are all actually actors. I do not care, it’s magical. The song also really makes the whole thing, I want to kiss while it’s playing in the background, so if there are any takers out there, I am looking to get French…

And then, whilst paging around on Flipboard, something I do not often do (not often enough) I discovered this song, I am still trying to decide if I actually like the song or if it’s just the kissing in the music video that captured me. Okay, I do actually like the song”, listen to the words. Oh. My. Gawsh. “I only need you to be French with me”.

Shura – Touch

This new girl that is on the block better have her music available on iTunes, soon.

When he leaned over to kiss me for the first time on his couch I thought my mind was going to explode. And it feels that way every time. And so it should.

We Are One Colour Festival

So with less than a week to go this years “We Are One Colour Festival” is basically here. Yes yes, “we” are all so fed up of the colour runs/walks/festivals/dances blah blah blah. I am not, last year I did not go this specific event because it was on the day that I landed back in SA from my Thailand Contiki Tour (it’s already been a year since then!?). I am so excited for this festival, I do not care that colour events are “overdone”, because in that case 10km races, heavy metal, indie & rock gig, Warrior races are all over done then.

The more things that are happening on weekends the happier I am, I spent 4 years focusing on my career and not having a social life, so the more things available for me to attend and do the better. Especially if I get to meet more people.

That said, I am thinking about going sober again, this drinking BS is not working out for my body, or my bank account. I had just as much fun at Bastille in January when I wasn’t drinking, and actually remembered the songs that sang, something I cannot really say for Ramfest about Biffy Clyro & Foals!

Here’s the line-up for Jo’burg’s We Are One festival:

  • Penthouse
  • Matt Suttner
  • Michael Lesar
  • Maoriginal joined by Oskido
  • Mix n Blend
  • Felix Da Housecat (USA)

If you’re going and manage to survive the Parklife Festival, which I also plan to attend, I’ll see you there! 🙂

We Are One Festival

Ramfest 2014

A week ago at this time I was busy packing up to leave Ramfest 2014; Ramfest, where do I begin? It was beyond anything I had ever imagined it would be. My mind was blown, repeatedly.

I finally got my ticket on Thursday afternoon and then went to fetch the rest of the camping stuff that I needed from my mate on Friday morning.

And then the road trip out to Witfontein began, might I add that I did not realise how “far” it was…!

Road Trippin'

We arrived at the site and before anything else could begin I opened up an ice cold Savanna… and then another, and then another. Thank goodness for the men that were willing to put my tent up (had I needed to do it myself however, I would have) but I didn’t 😉

Angie and I did a little exploring of the surroundings took place so that we could know where everything was before we got too tipsy and we were set!

Vuvuvultures were awesome, totally loved their vibe! Gangs of Ballet, always been a fave. Practically broke my neck head banging to Facing the Gallows, and look I do not really listen to Heavy Metal at all, but I absolutely love listening to these guys, their stage presence is something else. From this point on everything went South, in other words I was having the time of my life.

Vuvuvultures

Losing our minds to Facing the Gallows (image credit to Tyrone Beynon)

Losing our minds to Facing the Gallows (image credit to Tyrone Beynon)

I loved what I can remember of Foals and Biffy Clyro… yes, what I can remember. What I did in between Foals and Biffy, I have no idea, I presume I floated around like a festival gypsy. I am pretty sure I swayed about listening to Prototype and Heazer at the Olmeca Stage before I then decided to send myself back to my tent. How I managed to find my tent is beyond me, but I woke up in it the next day.

Waking up on Saturday morning was hilarious, partly because I was still drunk. I missioned with Wes to go find the toilets and to go buy much needed coffee from one of the stalls, which was rather unsuccessful, but some friendly (clearly seasoned) festival campers saw us and offered us some coffee on the way past, I obviously looked like I needed the coffee in my leopard print PJ shorts! haha.

After eventually finding food I then decided it was time to sleep again, which was perfect because it started to rain and I was feeling like the dogs breakfast.

When I resurfaced out my tent I was ready for round two, and my mate Chantal had also arrived from Jozi so I had another partner in crime.

We went to the stages to go listen to the bands that were playing, Man As Machine were cool, heard them before, not the hugest fan. Loved Martin Rocka & The Sick Shop, Newtown Knife were good, did a little bit of that festival gypsy nonsense and THEN SHORTSTRAW. I can lose my freaking mind when I listen to them, in fact I did lose my mind. I am a proper groupie for them. I heard Pestroy from a distance, it was their last show for a while.

Shortstraw

It was at this point on Saturday that sh*t really did go South and I floated from one stage to the next, pouring one drink after another into my cup. Trivium, Fuzigish and Killswitch Engage were disgustingly awesome. I blame them for having a seriously swollen throat on Sunday morning from screaming and singing, and for stiff calve muscles from bouncing, a lot of bouncing.

Gone

The rest of the night was spent dancing like crazy child at the Olmeca Stage, how I survived it back to my tent at the end of Saturday is also another clueless one, at least I did not wake up in a ditch of mud. I felt like I had been hit by a bus when I woke up on Sunday morning, my throat hurt, my back hurt, my legs hurt and my head hurt. I believe I had survived and won my first Ramfest.

Chantal and I broke camp down as fast as we could so that we could get home to Jo’burg after we woke up and my lovely car decided not to start, it was a painful 40 minutes before it finally managed to start and I could head back home alone. The road was muddy, my head was pounding, I felt sick, I needed sleep, I needed food, I needed my bed. I was interested in absolutely no human interaction at all.

I WILL BE GOING TO RAMFEST NEXT YEAR. But first, this year, I need to get to Sowing the Seeds and to OppiKoppi, and this time I will know what the hell to pack and expect.

Ramfest 2014 – EPIC! Another bucket list tick!

Ramfest JHB 2014

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