The first Park Acoustics of 2020 happened over the weekend in Pretoria and it was a goodie. I was fortunate to enjoy the day. This was my experience.
Our Uber dropped us off just before 11 AM. Luckily we found some friends in the long queue that was forming in front of the entrance gate. Before you could say “Shazaam” we were on the bus and making our way into Fort Schanskop.
Here are my 2 cents about the First Park Acoustics of 2020
We missed Ruiter Piet & Die Partytjie‘s set, but word on the street is that is was a really good one. I’m sad that we missed it. Hopefully we get to seem them again in the near future.
The first act I watched was Coelecanth. They replaced Southern Gypsey Queen (because their bassist Tammy was sick). It’s been a while since I watched them peform.
It was great watching Jaco Mans, Gareth Wilson, Andre Kriel and Gareth Bunge jamming what I considered to be an excellent blend of tunes. The cherry on the top was hearing acoustic versions of some Southern Gypsey Queen tunes. That definitely hit me right in the feels.
Next up were SA Garage Rock Kings Hellcats. The duo surpised the crowd with a brand new tune and had everyone rocking out in no time. It was a steaming hot day in the 012 and Warwick and Alessandro turned into sweat factories almost instantly.
Koos Kombuis was the third act I watched at the first Park Acoustics of 2020. He also did not disappoint. Oom Koos pulled out some old tunes like “Paranoia” and had the crowd singing along to classics like “Lente In Die Boland” in no time.
Next up were Desmond & The Tutus. I have to admit that it’s still weird seeing them without a bassist, but they executed an brilliant live set. The cherry on the top was when they finished it with “Pretoria Girls”.
The last act on the stage at the first Park Acoustics of 2020 was Rapper-Of-Note Early B. It was the first time that I watced his solo set and even though I only saw about 5 minutes of it, I was blown away. The man knows how to get a party started.
Kudos to Henk and the rest of the okes from Park Acoustics for organising such a lekker jol. I’m curious to see who’ll be playing at the next edition.
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