21 July, 2008
Vintage Sundays At The Green Dolphin.
Shaun Does The Whole Rock n Roll Thing.
My Sunday evenings are usually spent trying to serenade The Girlfriend with my emotionally charged rendition of Ricky Martin's "Livin La Vida Loca". I had a sore throat though, so on this occasion we decided to listen to someone else sing instead. So it came to pass then, that we found ourselves seated at The Green Dolphin in the Waterfront, listening to aKing and Taxi Violence, doing their respective acoustic sets.
Taxi Violence At The Green Dolphin.
It's all part of the Levi's Vintage Sunday vibe, where local rock bands tone it down for the Sunday crowd, who tend to avoid the head banging and moshing on the Sabbath. I don't usually dig the whole live band thing, but I found myself bobbing my head and snapping my fingers with the rest of the crowd. Taxi Violence are quite well known in Cape Town, and you would probably have heard a few of their songs on the old "wireless". I haven't really heard of aKing before last night, but they had a cool name and a pretty pop/rock style that I enjoy, so they are worth a listen too. Apparently this happens every fortnight and the bands are changed regularly.
You should probably go and check it out one Sunday, although I wouldn't recommend buying drinks at the Green Dolphin - I ordered a double Jameson (on the rocks) and a Grapetiser and it came to 60 rarnt, so rather drink outside in the car first, and don't let the waitrons bother you - maybe order a glass of lime if you want, and sip on it throughout the night.
They will probably eyeball you and give you dirty looks, but just ignore them, you aren't there for them, you're there for the bands - no one said they had to charge R20 for a small Grapetiser anyway, so it's really all their fault.
So there you have it - a short and sweet little Monday number, just the way I like my women.
Good bye my lovers.
Good bye my friends.
You have been the ones.
You have been the ones for me.
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