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Oppikoppi Diary Day 1

 

MELINA MELETAKOS AND NOLWAZI MNGADI

The first day of Oppikoppi Bewilderbeast is done and dusted and Perdeby has spotted more than one strange beast amongst all the animal-print onesies and mankinis.

Festivals-goers were greeted by light rain to go with their homemade Irish Coffee, but that didn't stop the zombie-like herd of bewildered beasts from coming out of their shelters to enjoy the feast of local talent.

The first day was a memorable one, with acts like Straatligkinders, who spiced up Kurt Darren's "Kaptein". Shortstraw's chilled acoustic set quickly turned into a raucous party with fans dancing wildly on tables and benches. Judging from this reaction, their electric set is likely to be something to look out for.

Blues rock magician Dan Patlansky wowed the audience with his mesmerising guitar-playing in a way that only he can.

CrashCarBurn's set included a crowd-pleasing rendition of Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer".

Fokofpolisiekar celebrated their ten-year anniversary with an 18-track set filled with old favourites and some new surprises. It was also the launch of their live DVD entitled "Forgive them for they Suck K*k".

Photos: Brad Donald, Hendro van der Merwe & Reinhard Nell

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