Let’s face it folks, Afrikaans act Die Tuindwergies have grown extremely popular over the last few years. I still remember seeing these boytjies perform the first time at Oppikoppi Sexy. Crooked. Teeth. in 2010. They’ve come a long way since then though, if you ask me. They’ve established themselves in the SA Music scene and have gained a huge group of fans along the way.
In case you forgot, Die Tuindwergies are responsible for hits like “Kopskudkinders” and “Opvoeding en Leiding” and have just released their latest album entitled “Terwyl die Donker Wolke Dans”. They will be touring in July to promote their new album. You can read more about their upcoming tour in this post. On the 6th of July 2012 Die Tuindwergies are set to celebrate the release of their new album with two other bands and will also attempt to set up a Guinness World Record for the most Jagermeister shots downed by a group of people.
The awesomeness will take place at Firkin in Centurion. Creating a memorable experience during their live performances has always been a trait of Die Tuindwergies. With this event, they are taking it up a notch by not only including good music in an awesome venue, but also having everyone present participate in an enormous Guinness World Record attempt. The mission is to have 1000 fans attending the event drink 1000 shots of Jagermeister at the same time. In addition to this epic record attempt, Die Tuindwergies have also embraced social media in its entirety. Everyone attending is encouraged to take part in the online conversation, especially on Twitter, where the hash-tag #JagerDwerg is bound to spread like wildfire. A VIP area has been set aside for various social media influencers. 5 fans of Die Tuindwergies can gain access to this VIP lounge by actively tweeting in the run-up to the event.
The bands joining Die Tuindwergies for this event will be Klopjag (who are celebrating 10 years on the forefront of the South African music scene) and Naas Veld (former lead guitarist of award-winning Afrikaans rock group eF–eL). For more info about the event, the record and the VIP TweetUp, join Die Tuindwergies on Facebook or follow them on Twitter via @DieTuindwergies. You can also check out the Event Page on Facebook.
I’ll be making my way to this event, so keep an eye for me. Watch this space for regular updates in the Events and Music categories on Running Wolf’s Rant.