Archive | July, 2013


25 Jul

Jose CuervoYes, that’s a real hashtag.
And yes, you will soon find yourself using it…

I am a fan of tequila, specifically Jose Cuervo. In bad times Jose has been there to console me, in good to celebrate with me. In boredom to entertain me and in general just to make my friends pull funny faces after drinking a shot.

Why do I love tequila? Honestly, after a few that’s exactly what I ask myself. Then I have another, and I realise that tequila needs no reason. Tequila is its own reason.

So if you’re like me, you have attended your fair share of parties, gigs and music festivals. It goes without saying that in my books, one of the most important ingredients of a awesome festival, is a healthy dose of tequila.

The good folks at Jose Cuervo seem to share my feeling, and have devised a little competition where you can share your thoughts as to what a festival is without the golden (or silver if you prefer) elixir of the gods. Check it out HERE

On twitter you can follow the action:

I’ve entered, so I hope you lose… mwhuahahaha!

‘n Ginger, ‘n Muso en ‘n paar komediante stap by ‘n bar in…

10 Jul
Kobus Galloway

Kobus Galloway

Ek het die voorreg gehad om met ‘n klompie Afrikaanse komediante te sit en gesels na hul show by Café Barcelona. Paar snaakse manne van die Kaap af (Kobus Galloway, Francois van As, Werner Smit. Francois van Zyl was ook daar, maar missing tydens die chat) en Pretoria se favourite ginger comedian (Werner Cloete), asook ‘n welbekende sanger van ‘n Afrikaanse orkes (Deon Meiring) wat klank gedoen het vir die aand.

Nou, wanneer enige twee comedians sit en gesels, kan dinge rof raak. Jy kan dus jouself indink in watse piele kompetisie van puns, grappe, agteraf comments en family-unfriendly chaos die ervaring uitgedraai het. Ek raai jou aan om dalk eerder op oorfone te luister as jy tussen beskaafde mense sit 😉


Jy kan vir Kobus Galloway, Francois van as, Werner Smit en Schalk Bezuidenhout vandag en more in Bloemfontein in aksie sien.

Click hier om Kaartjies te koop:

Werner Cloete

Werner Cloete

In die podcast is daar genoem dat jy ‘n Idees Vol Vrees boek kan wen. Allerhande t’s & c’s geld, soos dat jy nie mag kla as jy nie gewen het nie. Verder moet jou voorsgestelde twitter handle beskikbaar wees, anders is daar mos nou nie regtig ‘n punt aan die ervaring nie.

Wenners sal bekend gemaak word oor so ‘n week, so skryf in.  Jy mag meer as een keer inskryf. Om in te skryf, stuur ‘n tweet met jou voorstel na @BaasDeBeer @W_Cloete @IdeesVolVrees met die hashtag #VlamLiefde

Gaan loer gerus na die manne op twitter:

Dis al vandie kant af, sien uit na ons volgende chat!

24 hour dating show: Join us for Starlight Express

5 Jul

On Sunday 7 July 2013, my mate Ruan and I will be going to the Joburg Theatre to see Starlight Express, Andrew Lloyd Webber super famous rock musical.
The thing is, neither of us have a date for the occasion. Being self professed geeks, we have logically devised a fun little social media experiment to fill those positions. No pun intended. Really.

Calling this a dating show might be a slight exaggeration though. It’s more, as mentioned, an experiment. We want to see if we can get dates by just making use of Facebook and Twitter. However, there is a catch:

girls tweetingThe Catch

We get to pick each other’s dates.

That’s right, from the millions of entries we receive, I will pick Ruan’s date for the evening and he will pick mine.
The first time we get to know who our respective dates are is when we rock up at the Joburg Theatre.

How to enter

If you’re a single lady (we don’t need black eyes from jealous boyfriends or husbands) living in/around Jozi/Pretoria, and you would like to join us for this night of musical awesomeness, here’s what you need to do:

To get Ruan – Send a tweet to @BaasDeBeer using these tags: #RuanPlus1 #StarlightExpressSA

To get me – Send a tweet to @RuanHaHa using these tags: #BaasPlus1 #StarlightExpressSA

The Chosen Ones will be picked and informed at exactly 15:30 on Saturday, 6 July. Given the secrecy aspect of the experience, the winners (some might say victims) will only be live-tweeted once we have met our dates. So no spoilers please 😉

Ruan LiebenbergA bit about Ruan Liebenberg

Ruan is a 22 year old with a sense of humour and boyish good looks. That’s what they tell me… But hey, I’m not the one wanting to date him.

After a few years of friendship, I’m still not exactly sure what he does, but it involves architects and contractors and stuff like that. He’s funny, smart and has much better dress sense than I do. You can find him on twitter as @RuanHaHa and also on Facebook.




Baas de BeerA bit about Christo Baas de Beer (That’s me)

31 according to my ID, 25 in my heart and 21 when I’m partying. A firm believer that growing old is optional. Lover of music, comedy, people and life in general. I get paid to make stuff famous and talk shit on stage. Allegedly I’m a good kisser, but seeing as I’ve never kissed myself, I can’t vouch for that. On twitter I parade as @BaasDeBeer and you can also stalk me on Facebook.

A bit on Starlight Express

Essentially a rock musical, STARLIGHT EXPRESS follows a child’s dream in which his toy train set comes to life; famously the actors perform wearing roller skates.  The Joburg Theatre 2013 production of STARLIGHT EXPRESS will be the first ever ‘non-replica’ interpretation officially licensed by Lloyd Webber and his Really Useful Theatre Company since the show’s inception in 1984.

If you are not picked (apologies in advance) to accompany us, don’t worry… The show will keep hearts pounding and feet tapping with its breathless energy until Sunday September 1st. Tickets start at R100 and can be purchased on or by calling the theatre’s direct ticketing line on 0861 670 670.

On Twitter you can chat to @joburgtheatre. The hashtag being #StarlightExpressSA

So what are you waiting for, start tweeting. Or get your sister to 😉

Oh, and feel free to share this post with others. Also point and laugh if you must, but hey, the lengths guys will go to to get dates :p

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