Review: Park Acoustics November 2016

Sebastian Ammon hung out at the November edition of Park Acoustics. Here’s what he had to say.

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The end of November saw the last Park Acosutics event for 2016 and it was a banger. The line-up was killer, the vibe was energetic and people (two in particular) could not help but spread the love!

I mean who would miss Majozi, Wonderboom, Desmond & the Tutus, Mango Groove, PopArtLive, Grimehouse and PHFat willingly? Although I arrived just after Majozi’s performance (which I was sad about), I was greeted with a happy crowd of semi-drunk people ready to make the best of the day despite the blazing sun – it was going to be amazing! I was blown away by Wonderboom’s performance and definitely found a new appreciation for their music. Their energy on stage was great and their song selection even better. Especially when they played their hit ‘Smile Pantsula’ – the crowd went crazy. Desmond & the Tutus were nothing special if you’ve seen them thousands of times but they were great nonetheless! I guess what really spiced the performance up was when a guy proposed to his lady on stage – she was quite ecstatic. Mango Groove on the other hand were something special! Their performance was phenomenal and when they played their famous hit ‘Special Star’, I did not see a single person sitting. In fact, even the big buff gym bunnies found their inner Africaness!

Skipping a few hours ahead, it started raining at a rate which had me believing that someone performed a rain-dance during Mango Groove’s set. Nonethless, the energy did not die and people were even more ready to get the show started at the electro stage. Grimehouse blew me away. I really enjoyed his set and will certainly make sure to see him again at the next event. I’m not sure if I was still in awe from the previous set or if there was just a lack of energy, but I wasn’t really taken by PHFat’s set. Nonetheless, the crowd seemed to enjoy and jump to him.

As a last Park Acoustics event, I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Actually, I’m super excited for the next one. The organisers may have set a new standard for me.

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