Review: Park Acoustics – 28 October 2018

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2018 is racing to an end. It still feels unreal that we are already in November! On 28 October we had the second last Park Acoustics of the year. I think it’s safe to say some of us was still a little bit broken after Halloween, but there was no way we would miss another fun day at the top of Fort Schanskop.

I mean, with a line-up which includes Klopjag, Matthew Mole and We Are Charlie, just to name a few, who would want to miss that? Even though it was early in the day, the sun was already beating down on us. Welcome to summer in Pretoria, right?

Luckily the bar supplied enough ice for my wine, which went down nicely with the sounds of Half-Sister. I was captivated by their haunting vocals, deep message, and eccentric style. I was in love.

Jaco Van Der Merwe - Park Acoustics

Basson Laubscher & the Violent Free Peace turned up some bluesy vibes. The crowd started to sway along, despite the sun’s heat (yes, it really was a hot day).

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Basson Laubscher at Park Acoustics

Who doesn’t love We Are Charlie? I mean you can’t help but dance along to their indie,
poppy, yet soft rock vibes. We were treated to some new material, and some old favourites like “New Camera”. What made their set even more special was that we just got their 012 TCG trading card (bonus).

We Are Charlie at Park Acoustics

Klopjag had me in tears. If “24-uur” doesn’t have you in tears, you aren’t human. The nostalgia tears just kept flowing throughout their set, but I guess I was the only one. The rest of the Park Acoustics crowd kept jamming along.

Dawie De Jager at Park Acoustics

The day was winding down, but we were still in for a treat with the two final acts. Matthew
Mole just has a way of getting everyone up and moving and singing along. There is just
something about Matthew Mole’s music that draws you in and keeps you entertained. The
crowd loved it.

Matthew Mole at Park Acoustics

Van Pletzen was the perfect end to the day. Even though I’m not the biggest fan, I did
quite enjoy their set. Hey, I shook my butt along to “Goud”. What a rush! This Park
Acoustics has actually been quite a blur, but fun none the less.

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Van Pletzen at Park Acoustics

There is only one last Park Acoustics left for 2018. With Tweak nogal! Get your tickets now, because I have a feeling that they will be sold out sooner than later. 1 December will be such a jol.

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


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