KONGOS @ Park Acoustics

Procrastination got the better of me, so excuse the delay in posting this article. Better late than never. On Sunday the 11the of December 2011 Park Acoustics made history. With around 3000 avid music fans huddled together in celebratory unity. The Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site didn’t know what was about to hit it. As we arrived at the venue the queue was astonishing, and made me proud to be a fellow fan there to push the boat out for truly talented musicians.

First of all I want to give a shout out to two people who made my experience as co blog epresentative even more honourable and that is the awesome Niel Groenewald of Park Acoustics and Bea-Marie Theron of Hilltop Live. You guys are true legends!  To everyone else involved in organizing the event, hats off to ya!

Now let’s get down to business, what it’s all about, The Music. It was my first time seeing Flint & Tinder and Bateleur perform live, and what a pleasure it was! Their mellow instrumental vibes were amiably received by the public, some of whom were also previously oblivious to their phenomenal musical abilities. Both bands were able to set the mood perfectly and constructively build on the anticipation of what was to come.

Then at approximately 15h00 the magic struck. Dawie Bornman, (Park Acoustics MC) came on stage to introduce and welcome the final act of the day, the highly renowned and legendary KONGOS! They did not disappoint.

KONGOS @ Park Acoustics

KONGOS are well known for their two hit singles ‘I’m only Joking’ and ‘Come With Me Now’, which were performed brilliantly, as were some of my personal favourites ‘It’s a Good Life’ and ‘In the Music’.  The crowd stood up in admiration the very minute they hit the first note, pouring out their classic KONGOS beats like a electrifying wave through the spectators. Thanks to Johnny, Dylan, Jesse and Danny for an unforgettable Park Acoustics!

For those who were unable to attend Sunday’s event, rest assured as KONGOS will perform in Snortropolis once more, 21 January at Arcade Empire.

Watch this space for updates in the Music category on Running Wolf’s Rant.

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Lana Oosthuizen
Addiction: Live Music. Obsession: Finding Neverland. Muse: Mad Hatter. Drink: Black Label.
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  • David

    So I MUST go see them in JHB when they play here you mean? *grin*