The legacy of Rise Against precedes itself and the best thing about this band is that you don’t have to be a fan to enjoy them. They make smart, socially conscious music and put on one hell of a live show. Apparently.
Pendulum – they’ve been here before and last time, they were the standout act. I wouldn’t know, I was busy in a tent at the time.
Tickets are already on sale (taking a leaf out of Big Concert’s book and capitalising on the momentum – although making an announcement and not putting tickets on sale is just dumb) and you can get them from here.
Now I’m slightly ashamed to say this… but the reason I didn’t write a review on the 1 day Cape Town RAMfest gig at the beginning of the year was because, well, I was too skaam. And because I got incredibly drunk, but that’s another story entirely… but I would’ve torn them to shreds. That was a big mistake on my part. I should’ve published it anyway. You have my word that’ll never happen again.
You can argue with me all you like, even if you don’t want to acknowledge it, but a combination of factors made the Cape Town leg a fail. Capetonians become so incredibly precious about something when it’s their “favourite” and messing with the “best 3 day festival” was super dumb.
Big ups to The Fourie brothers for reverting back to their old ways.
I’m looking forward to this more than any RHCP gig.