Ruan “Stix” Fourie has been working on gevaaalik.com for almost three years. His blatant honesty can sometimes cause some controversy, especially amongst the “Afrikaner” community. He has a particular intolerance towards Afrikaans-pop music and stupidity.
He recently started dipping his toes into the world of stand-up comedy and will also be hosting ‘Stix and Stoned’ very soon; a rock and metal music show on ‘The Grind’ online radio.
On Twitter, he tweets as @gevaaalikdotcom where he sometimes makes the odd “inappropriate” joke or gets accused of being a sexist-feminists-realist-
Stix is quite a huge Oppikoppi fan, so I decided to have a chat with him ahead of this year’s festival. This what he had to say:
Which acts are you most looking forward to at Oppikoppi 2013 Bewilderbeast?
The Narrow, Fokofpolisiekar, Shadowclub and Deftones to name but a few. But I can’t really say who I will see and who I wont, most times shit gets a little out of control and I end up missing some of the bands I wanted to see and discovering some new bands too. I guess it all comes down to whether I have Vodka and Orange juice or tequila for breakfast on any given day at Oppikoppi.
What are you going to attempt at Oppikoppi that you’ve never done before?
This year I’ll be attempting to get at least one nights decent sleep. No seriously, I find that Oppi always treats me way better if I don’t try and plan anything. Just let it happen naturally and you will have an epic time. There have been talks about the naked run, but let’s just leave that there.
What is the funniest thing that you’ve seen or experienced at Oppikoppi over the years?
I always enjoy the old hippies at Oppikoppi immensely. Mostly because I’m pretty sure that is going to be me in 15 years or so. But there have been some seriously funny moments. We had this random dude walk into our camp once and he just sat there in the middle of the night with us and played his didgeridoo. I couldn’t stop laughing at him, but at the same time it’s things like that, that has caused me to fall in love with Oppikoppi.
Complete this sentence “Oppikoppi is a fucking rad festival because ___________”
everyone is there to just have a good time.
What is more important at Oppikoppi? Wet Wipes or Toilet Paper?
Wet Wipes son! No doubt about it. Wet Wipes can double as toilet paper. In fact I encourage everyone to wipe their assholes with wet wipes at Oppikoppi. No showers for 4 days isn’t doing your asshole-smell any favours, wet wipe that shit.
Do you have any words of advice for Oppikoppi virgins?
Don’t be a poes. Oppikoppi is about music and having fun. Do whatever you want as long as you don’t hurt anyone, and don’t be a dick about it.
If there was an Oppikoppi Superhero, what would you call him or her?
Dusty the drug fiend. I don’t know what his superpowers would be though. Maybe the ability to consume massive amount of booze and he dispenses wet wipes from his bottom. This question just broke my brain, I’m too high for this.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Stix out of the bottom of my heart for letting me interview him a second time. Read what he had to say the first time here.
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