On Saturday night the 11th of August 2012 I was Oppikoppi Sweet Thing watching some of the best international and local bands. One of South Africa’s best musical exports, Seether performed before UK act Bullet for Valentine on the James Phillips stage at the festival.
It was first time since 2002 that I saw Seether (then called Saron Gas) live. I must say that seeing Seether at Oppikoppi 2012 Sweet Thing was definitely one of the highlights of the festival for me. Shaun Morgan really knows how to rock out. They’ve definitely grown musically over the last 10 years.
Seether entertained the crowd with old favorites like “Fine Again” and “69 Tea” and also delved into their more recent songs like “Tonight” and “Rise Above This”. The 18,000+ strong crowd (who were sitting up into the hills at the James Phillips stage) sang along heartily to many of their songs. Shaun Morgan also proved that he hasn’t forgotten his South African roots – he spoke Afrikaans whilst engaging with the crowd throughout Seether’s set.
There might have been some sound issues, but many people thought seeing Seether at Oppikoppi would not be one of the highlights of this year’s festival, and if you ask me, they were all wrong. Many festival goers consider Seether to be one of their favorite acts at the festival this year.
I snapped these photos of Seether at Oppikoppi 2012 Sweet Thing, check them out below:
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