A festival of colour – Rocking the Daisies 2012

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October 11, 2012 by leighnewlands

So this was my first music festival (yes, at my ripe old age of 21). I was fortunate enough to win these tickets through 49M who happened to be the headline sponsor for the event. With that being said, our VIP accommodation was top notch. We were supplied with a fully furnished tent including carpets, a bedside table, a light and even a dustbin!

I don’t think even RTD could have predicted all 15,000 tickets being sold but they were and tickets were not even available at the gate. Following on Twitter, I felt sorry for some souls who had travelld for 19 hours only to discover that there were no more tickets available.

Upon arrival in the evening, we experienced the extreme cold that Darling can offer. Me in my shorts and having only packed one pair of long pants for the entire weekend, you could probably spot me from a mile away that it was my first time.

This being said, when the sun rose (or attempted to) on Saturday, it was a different story. We could see who was who and avoid stepping over anyone’s tent lines. The morning started off with the amazing artists, Matthew Mole. His music was magic and quite similar to that of Mumford and Sons. The day later progressed with ongoing acts on the main stage such as  Arno Carstens, December Streets, Shadowclub, The Rudimentals and the big one, international group, Bloc Party.

Matthew Mole

If main stage was not your scene though, the electro tent is always a huge success with people jamming there day and night, losing control and letting their body just feel the bass. I certainly know the tracks being played by Pascal and Pearce at 4am nearly made me get up out of my warm bed and trek barefoot to the electro tent. Bed, however, won that battle.

Bloc Party ROCKING it

With then sun coming and going, a few brave souls stuck it out at the dam and the Mainstage Beach bar, hoping to catch if not a tan then probably a cold!

Beer pong – the new way of sport

Shower line too long; let’s use the dam

Would I do it again next year?

If you give me long pants and an endless supply of tea, I’m there!

It’s a festival not to miss!

For further information, visit Rocking the Daisies website: http://rockingthedaisies.com/

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