It’s time for Phototastic Thursday

It’s time for the second edition of Phototastic Thursday on Running Wolf’s Rant for 2014. Today’s batch features photos taken at the Bastille concert in Johannesburg, photos taken at Tings ‘n Times in Pretoria during the Acoustic Black Cat Bones & Gareth Wilson show and other random photos that I found online recently.

On Saturday I was at the Bastille show in Johannesburg at Emmarentia Dam. 15,000 people made their way to the venue (which is still one of my favorite festival / live music venues in Johannesburg). It was good being at the same venue which hosted the We Are One Colour Festival in 2013 and Rocking the Gardens and RAMFest Johannesburg in 2010. The vibe was amazing. I saw a lot of hipsters who were weirdly dressed and really thin… I really think that most of them would most likely float in the mainstream and not drown in it. Check out four photos taken at the event below that were selected for Phototastic Thursday. 2 of them were taken by my, the others were taken by Eyethu Events and Matthew Mole.

Bastille Live in Joburg 01

Bastille Live in Joburg 02

Bastille Live in Joburg 03

Bastille Live in Joburg 04

On Sunday I made my legendary Pretoria restaurant, Tings ‘n Times for a little bit of rock ‘n roll. Gareth Wilson and Black Cat Bones played an acoustic set in front of less than 200 people. It felt like I was like having an intimate affair with rock music and the beer and whiskey I was drinking went down smoother than usually.

Both these acts collaborated with Jaco Mans and Greg Georgiades during their sets and showed why they have grown into “must see” local acts over the years. Hearing some classic rock tunes, some Southern Gypsey Queen tunes and some Black Cat Bones tunes gave me an eargasm of epic proportions. Here are some Phototastic Thursday photos that I took during their sets.

Tings n Times 01

Tings n Times 02

Tings n Times 03

Did you know that Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin were real? This photo was taken of them back in 1927. These two famous characters were created by A. A. Milne – his son’s name was Christopher Robin Milne. Milne published a poem about Winnie The Pooh in 1924 and the first stories were published in 1926. Disney adapted the story and have 5 theatrical featurettes and 5 full-length feature films over the years. There were also 3 Soviet adaptations of the story.

Winnie the Pooh & Christopher Robin

My last photo for today features Lake Hillier. It’s situated on Middle Island, the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherche Archipelago in Western Australia. It’s about 600 metres long its water is pink. The colour is permanent and it does not alter when water from the lake is poured into a container. The island and lake are thought to have been first charted by the Flinders expedition in 1802.

Lake Hillier

Well, there you have it, another edition of Phototastic Thursday. Which one of these photos is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Feedback is appreciated and welcome here. If you’ve enjoyed this post, feel free to share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Remember: Sharing is Caring.

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Henno Kruger
Blogger, Desktop Activist, Twitter / Facebook Addict, Music Festival Addict, Avid lover of South African music, Founder and owner of Running Wolf's Rant and co-founder of SA Music Zone
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