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Inter-Varsity afterparties successful

Date Released: Thu, 23 August 2012 09:59 +0200

For all who attended the full two nights of music and entertainment which were held on the Great Field – disappointment was the last sentiment any of them should have expressed.

Rhodes University students decked out in purple are joined by students from NMMU, Walter Sisulu and Fort Hare University for a night of sheer spirit at the Inter-Varsity afterparty.

With tickets selling out at the door on Saturday night and a sea of white (turning purple-pink with spilt drinks and grass stains), black, yellow and blue overalls, all fighting their way to make it to the field, it became an experience that not many will soon forget.

Friday night started off with a relaxing sound, with local bands taking to the stage and showing Grahamstown and the visiting students why we harbour some of the best talent. Sunship, LuFuki, Footnotes and Shackles & Bones were among the crowd’s favourites.

“I absolutely love Sunship. [Their] music has a lovely ‘Bluesy’ feel and there is such feeling in their music,” said Kate Janse Van Rensburg, a Rhodes student.

LuFuki sang a few of their own songs and a cover – “Movies” by Alien Ant Farm – which got the crowd really excited. They also surprised the audience with a new song “Cut them loose”. The band switched things up with a song that had Rastafarian influences, keeping their performance animated and lively as the lead singer belted out: “We want you to get Napoleon Dynamite with us!”

Saturday night was by far the most exciting night of the weekend, as the field played host to students who were definitely in the mood to party. DJ Kent and Milkshake got the crowd moving, but it became very clear when Jack Parow stepped onto the stage that he was a definite fan favourite. Parow’s performance of well-known hits “Hosh Tokolosh”, “Cooler as Ekke” and “Dans Dans Dans” made the crowd go wild.

“Performing in Grahamstown for the first time was absolutely crazy,” commented Parow after the show. “There are so many students ready to party and they really know how to have a good time. I can’t wait to come back here again. Thank you for the party”.

Following Parow was the high-powered, indestructible sound of Roger Goode who kept all the students partying until the early hours of the morning.

Story appeared on The Oppidan Press website on August 23, 2012

Written by Jessica van Tonder &  Nandi Majola.

Picture by Melanie van Zyl.

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