We had such a rad time over days 4 and 5 of our Lank Kiff Tour that we had very little time or energy to sit around and write about it. Now that we are on our way home, though, we feel it only proper to fill you in on whatâ€™s been happening since Friday night. We woke on Saturday morning quite hungover but extremely excited for what was to transpire that afternoon â€“ namely a LIVE performance on 5fm for the Live @ 5 show. This was, obviously, a big deal for us and we made sure we were there as early as possible to get through soundcheck with some time to spare. We thought the show went quite well (although those of you who listened in will have made your own conclusions on that score)â€¦ all we can say is that it was super cool and weâ€™re very grateful to all the people who conspired to make it happen. Straight after this, we headed to The Bohemian where we finally played with Shortstraw â€“ a band weâ€™ve been wanting to gig with for ages. Their set was facken awesome and the sizable crowd was jumping around with glee from the very first chord. Next up, Rambling Bones took to the stage and inspired the already overly excited crowd to further paroxysms of ecstatic joy with some classic South African folk punk. By the time we got to perform, the crowd was well oiled and fervently demanding we give them the good time they were looking for. Needless to say, we gave them what we thought they wanted, and it seemed to go down brilliantly! Sweat, skank pits, spilled beer â€“ it seems the Bo still has a bit of party left in it after all!
After a monster party, we headed back to the spot, got into bed and closed our tired little eyes in preparation for another big day. And a big day it certainly was. We left Johannesburg at around 10, got to the Voortrekker Monument just outside Pretoria at around 11, and played a rad show to an appreciative crowd seated on the grass under the shade of a big ass tree, the exact species of which we are, unfortunately, still ignorant. After this we hung around for a bit, waiting for some free Boerie rolls, picked up a whole lotta free shit from a certain clothing brand that was pumping itâ€™s wares full tilt at the event, and then got into an overheated car for another long drive, this time back to Bloemfontein to spend another night with Stefaans, Botha, Marnus and the boys. And the night went wonderfully. A quiet braai involving steaks, wors, braai broodjies, salad, beers and a few White Widows, if you catch our drift.
We couldnâ€™t make it too late though â€“ tour had been long and draining and we were all more than ready to get as much shut eye as possible before the long drive to Cape Town the next day.
Thanks to everybody rad who had anything to do with this, our latest tour. We love all of you very much and canâ€™t wait to do it again! Much respect!