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User review: MTV/TRL radio tour

2008-02-13 14:57
It was an eclectic crowd that braved the gale-force winds of Cape Town to attend the MTV/TRL radio tour at Cape Town’s hottest new venue, The Old Biscuit Mill.

Security was tight and it would have taken a very confident under-18 to attempt to enter the venue. The security and the fact that it was a school night ensured it was a crowd made up mostly of loyal live music lovers.

Although many wondered why The Dirty Skirts played the first, extremely early slot, in essence, it was a brilliant idea because, wow, those boys can warm a place up. They set the pace for the rest of the night.

For a band that has apparently broken up, Fokofpolisiekar, still knows how to make the party crazy. With their usual on-stage antics Francois and co. managed to cause such hype, an unusually large security guard was forced to stand in the middle of the moshpit to “calm things down”.

Whilst a slight technical glitch was dealt with the upbeat and vibrant veejay of MTV Base kept the crowd entertained with, what else, a “down-down” competition for the boys. After the excitement of quick-drinking, Lark took to the stage for another of their amazing sets.

Although they experimented a lot while on stage it was a much appreciated change and the new guitar version of “Half-eaten” is definitely a keeper.

Before the Goldfish boys closed the event in true Dom and Dave style it was the girls turn for a “down-down” competition and even a little flash from the losing team. All that was left to do was party the night away to Cape Town's best export, Goldfish.

MTV knows how to entertain a crowd and the local talent of Cape Town met and exceeded all expectations of a great event

- Dominique Rollino

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