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Top Oppikoppi Tips nobody bothers to give you, even though they should

2 Aug

OK WhisperingTake wet wipes. Hydrate. Sunscreen. Pace yourself. Pack warm…
An Oppikoppi Tips List nowadays kinda writes itself. Sadly, it’s becoming a tad redundant. Anyone with Google can find the last few years’ posts, and let’s face it, the list kinda stays the same.

There are however, some pointers nobody seems to talk about. Until now

So here we go, my contribution to the growing number of festival tip lists:

OK phone1. Clean your phone before you leave home.
You’re gonna want take drunk selfies and blurry pics of the bands, in spite of the fact that all those other lists tell you to lock your phone in the car and forget about it. So make sure you have enough space for all the shaky videos and incriminating visual evidence of your friends’ debauchery.
OK marker


2. Make your mark

Take a permanent marker. Mark your stuff. Like a tent, bag, chair, and whatever might be lost that you would prefer to be found again. This even works for friends, but not livers or dignity.

 

 
OK bald3. Shave your head, wish you were dead.
For some reason, the Art of Bald is seen as a powerful force (which it might very well be). Group identity, individual freedom of expression or silent solidarity with a chemo-friend… all good ideas. Except when heading to a place where you will spend 40% of your awake time, in scorching sunlight.
You will also lose your hat, even though your permanent marker is on it.
So unless you habitually wax your leathery cranium, don’t impulsively do it pre-Koppi.

OK common sense4. Make Common Sense Great Again
Do you really, really need to be told to pack a tent, toothbrush and water? If you do, please don’t go to Koppi. You will die even before you get there, possibly by sticking your fingers into the Northam KFC’s wall socket simply coz there was no sign telling you not to.
So when you get to Koppi, please use whatever’s left of your enjoyably euthanised cerebellum, and think before you do things. That way, you won’t end up with an ex, tottie-vrot, or an axe in your leg. And yes, all those are things that have happened to stupid people.

OK camping5. Read the lists, ignore the shit
You thought I was dissing all the lists and such? Not at all. They are good guides and will help you enjoy your Oppikoppi experience. It’s just that, well… let’s be honest, nobody packs ALL that crap to go to Koppi. I know maybe 3 people who will get close to doing so, and they are the ones who will feed you rusks in the morning coz you didn’t pack it.
So decide what type of Koppi you want to have.
Camping in the bush, and ‘oh there are bands too’? Go all out camping, you know, like you probably do at least once a month anyway.
Barely spending time at your tent coz you’re EVERYWHERE else having a jol? Fuck it. You can drastically scale your convoy’s cargo carrying requirements down if you take a thicker wallet.

There you go, yet another list.
What do you think should be on this list? And be warned, I will mock you relentlessly if you say something that is on a million other lists.


For a decent list of things to take, here’s 33 things you need for Oppikoppi: A stage manager’s perspective as seen on Running Wolf’s Rant.

If you’re bored, here are my previous Oppikoppi Posts

If you see me in the dust, let’s have a tequila! #RockWithCuervo

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5 van my Top 10 Old School Rustige Afrikaanse songs

9 Nov

Koos_Kombuis_Elke_Boemelaar_se_DroomWat hier volg, is 5 van my eie, persoonlike gunsteling rustige Afrikaanse songs.
Dis deel van ‘n top 10. Kan jy raai wat die ander 5 is?
Laat weet my hier onder, en as jy reg is, wen jy ‘n hi5…

  • Koos Kombuis – Lisa se Klavier
    Ja, dis sekerlik een van die mees holrug geryde cover-favourites in die geskiedenis van Afrikaanse musiek. Maar ek gee nie ‘n fok om nie. Dis ‘n awesome song met soveel memories aan gekoppel. Besides, as Oom Koos nie op die lys was nie, was my opinie niks werd nie. Obviously. Van Koos se ander songs, soos bv Onder In My Whiskey Glas, sou die cut maak, maar ek probeer nie meer  as een song per artist op te sit nie.

 

  • Johannes Kerkorrel – Hillbrow
    Hierdie song was jare voor sy tyd. dis ‘n eye-opener, ‘n tranetrekker en verdien verseker sy plyk op die lysie.

 

  • Koos du Plessis – Sprokie vir ‘n Stadskind
    In alle eerlikheid, sou ek eerder Gebed wou opsit, maar aangesien Koos hom nooit self opgeneem het nie, is Sprokie my verkose wenner.

 

  • Richard van der Westhuizen & Lochner de Kock – Tussen Treine
    Ek glo dat Richard van der Westhuizen een van Suid Afrika se mees noemenswaardige talente is. Van liedjieskrywer en akteur tot kinder-tv voice-over artist… die man is alles. En hy is goed daarmee. Ek het paar jaar gelede die voorreg gehad om saam met hom op te tree, en dit was ‘n ervaring wat ek nooit sal vergeet nie.

 

  • David Kramer – Skipskop
    Hierdie song som ‘n era, ‘n generasie, ‘n gemeenskap en eintlik ‘n hele kultuur op. Mens kan amper nie glo dat dit uit die pen van die persoon verantwoordelik vir songs soos “Meisiekind Sonner Haar Sokkies” en die lekker saamsing “Hier sit die manne in die Royal Hotel” uitkom nie. Maar Mr Kramer is diep, en gesëen met die talent om ‘n samelewing te kan verwoord.

 

Nou daar het jy dit. Wat dink jy van die 5?
Wat sal jy wil bysit om die res van my Top 10 vol te maak?
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Koos Du Plessis

 

 

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