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We had a Valentine's Day date with Al Bairre

2015-02-13 13:46

Cape Town – We celebrated Valentine’s Day early with Al Bairre because well, everyday should be a day of love when Al Bairre is involved!

Decorated with everything red, lots of chocolate, cake and presents, we got Nic, Kyle and Julia’s opinion on everything.

From a Kanye/Swift collaboration, Fifty Shades of Grey and what they’ll be doing while the Cricket World Cup takes place, the classic indie band gave us the low down…

Who do you think will win the Oscar for best make-up… Kidding… rather for best animation?

The first reaction was "Frozen!" until they realised that Frozen is sooo last year, Nic confidentially said How To Train your dragon 2 would take the win.

“I liked the first How To Train Your Dragon, so the second one should be good enough."

Kyle agreed saying "yes, and that Big Hero one looks silly".

What are your thoughts on Fifty Shades of Grey?

Julia was hugely disappointed with the book and won’t hold her breath for a ticket to go watch it, she said: "Ugh I tried to read the book but it was so badly written!"

Kyle on the other hand is very keen to see it.

How do you feel about Kanye and Taylor becoming besties at the Grammys?

Nic disagreed with the situation completely… "Kanye is such a bully, even when he did that whole thing with Beck…"

The trio agreed that Taylor and Kanye shouldn’t work together, but after hearing that the two have in fact started working on something Nic joked: "Taylor’s probably dating him, she dates everyone."

What do you think of loadshedding?

Kyle and Nic happily say that it’s actually a good thing, depending on the time that the power is cut.

Julia however feels the frustration of the inconvenience of having no electricity, she said: "We got a version of one of our mixes back and the internet was down (because of loadshedding) so I couldn’t hear it which was so frustrating!"

What’s your opinion on the Cricket World Cup, will you be watching?  

All agreeing that Tessa, who unfortunately couldn’t make it, would have known just what to say, the subject was quickly changed to a sport they do watch, namely surfing.

How do you feel about chocolate body paint?

Kyle starts off by saying he has never personally tried it but imagines it would not be good!

Julia agreed saying: "You’d get thirsty after a while because everything is dry." Nic then piped in saying that if ever he sees a body covered in chocolate he’d just think pooh!

Kyle said: "I think at first you’d get like super amped, put it everywhere and start but then be like ‘oh this tastes shit’ and then your girlfriend is just covered in paint and she might get it on the sheets and the poor maid is going to think this guy shat in his bed…" not a very happy ending.

What are your thoughts on the latest season of The Walking Dead?

Kyle having no idea what the series is about and says "the what?!.. No I don’t watch that" while Nic was seemingly bored by the first season and didn’t really bother to keep watching.

Julia, the series junkie of them all, said: "Sometimes I go through a phase where I just watch for 4 days straight and then I wake up an think ‘what am I doing to myself?!'"

We also played a game of 'never have I ever' and man oh man was that interesting!

Our top three questions answered goes something like this…

1. I have hooked up with a groupie...

2. I have a crush on a member of One Direction...

3. I have used handcuffs...

(Photographs: Channel24, Herman Eloff)

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day ya’ll!

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