Were you there? Did you have an AWESOME time? We were there, and to be perfectly honest with you, we had an almost awesome time. There were lots of pros (the opposite of cons NOT those ladies who charge for loving you long time) like that fact that there was lots of space, the grass was pretty comfy to sit on, the loos stayed fairly clean until at least 3pm, the SA bands were great, Snow Patrol were super great, and Prawn1 worked his magic and got us into Golden Circle. There were a few cons (the opposite of the aforementioned pros NOT the scary crim types with tattoos on their necks) such as there being very little shade, the price of drinks and food was too high, the fact that the so-called genius that is Oasis looked incredibly bored throughout their set, and that it took some of us 2 hours to get out of the venue when it was all over.
Overall we had a decent time, and I particularly enjoyed watching all the other concert goers. There was a wide variety of middle class whites aged from about 17 to 50, and a sprinkling of other South Africans. Amongst the whities, there was a fair number of teenage Britney look-alikes which provided the most entertainment for our little group – with their too short skirts and denim shorts barely clothing dimply thighs, their bottle-blond hair under oh-so-2006-trucker caps, and their ample young bosoms spilling out of their tops. For some, the perfect combination of teenage naivety, baby fat and trailer trash sexiness, I just find those poor girls hilarious. I’m more inclined to take emos in those ridiculous skinny jeans that always sag horribly over the bum more seriously. Oh, oh another really funny thing at the concert were the text messages that scrolled across the two huge screens in the intervals between bands. We saw some real prizes about how this girl and that girl were dirty whores, and how another girl was giving blow-jobs in the loos, and the best was one that said something to the effect of “I’m having such an amazing time all thanks to you my darling shnookie-pie love bug John. All my love Mom”.
Every year when 5 fm starts their silly teasing over the Coke Fest line-up, I hope in vain that we’ll get international artists that are really worth seeing like The RHCP, Eddie Vedder, Wyclef Jean, or The Kings of Leon, and every year we get maybe one decent band, and some washed up, complacent, arrogant twits like Oasis. SIGH.
Anyhow Dear Readers drop us a line and let us know what you thought of the event.
I’d like to thank Fleanne – good friend and loyal supporter of Onelargeprawn for our tickets to Coke Fest 2009. Nice one Fleanne!