river rocked end of 2011

A couple of weekends ago we celebrated the end of 2011 and the start of 2012…And what a way to celebrate! We jumped in the car at about 19h00 on Saturday and drove the small distance to Rock the River from Cape Town. We arrived to a “smallish” venue on a farm covered in sand and dust. Everywhere we could see people hanging around their tents and playing in the “streets” – it reminded me a lot of photos from the Apartheids years in District Six, where people were “camping” on their stoeps and the kids playing in the streets. We quickly set up camp and went off to go get a beer at the festival.

The festival is a lot different from Rocking the Daisies and other parties like Synergy: smaller, less facilities and a totally different crowd – we definitely saw a lot of metal heads wondering around with thick make-up and doc martins. But nevertheless it was good to be there and the atmosphere was filled with anticipation of what the evening will hold.
We hopped between the metal-stage, the electro tent and the beer tents in the 4 hours before the countdown to 2012. We arrived a little too happy at the main stage for the countdown just 30seconds before 12 o ‘clock. With a warm Hunters Dry in my one hand and my boyfriend on my side – It was a good way to end a fantastic year!

There was a few hiccups here and there: not enough toilets and showers! And the river more like a pond!! But it was defnitely worth going to and maybe even the second best festival I’ve been to!

Until the next one,

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