[VIDEO] The 1975 LIVE at Rocking the Daisies

It’s been exactly one month since we watched my latest, favourite Brit pop band, The 1975 live at Rocking the Daisies. Having landing from the UK earlier that week, I had no time to really prep for the festival, but wasn’t going to miss it for the world! So at 10pm I drove through alone to Darling and watched the awesome band.

The 1975 Live at Rocking the Daisies Review

The crowd for the 1975 were a little bit boring – if I’m honest! I just felt that people didn’t let lose and kinda missed the point of being at a festival – go crazy! Don’t harm people, obviously, but have FUN! I had NO chance of getting any closer because people just stood in the same spot for most of the show.

I felt like the band were really tired but were also feeding off our energy – of which we didn’t give much until The Sound. But that’s the song they end EVERY show with so, really, they knew it was going to work. I also don’t feel like they made the most of TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME which has such a strong Afro-beat, I really think they could have fleshed it out a bit more because us Africans woulda gone nuts!

The sound was good, although it could have been a bit louder as we could hear the Beach Bar during the ballads.

Overall, I loved the setup. It was so cool to see their famous rectangle as well as their famous Jaiy twin backup singers. I’m super happy I drove through, but considering 99% of the audience won’t ever see them live again, I really do wish we’d given them a little more. Take a look for yourself:

Rocking the Daisies 2019 Review

They’ve totally transformed the layout of Rocking the Daisies and I actually really like the new setup. The bro-factor has also significantly decreased which was a pleasure. The audience was far more representative of modern day Cape Town and that’s a direction I’ll always support.

There were a number of big brands involved as well and I found the bar to be quiet and easy to access. They also had canned drinks which didn’t bother me either. I know there’d been a lot of complaints last year about the prices, but the Brutal Fruit apple I bought was super cheap (less than R20 if I recall).

Access to the festival was super easy – but that’s because I arrived late, however, the parking setup was also much, much better this year. I got in and out within 3 hours – INCLUDING the show.

I didn’t get a chance to check out the food offerings as I was too late and didn’t sleep over. I did, however, enjoy the super well lit walkways which made the festival feel much safer overall.

 

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