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Splashy Fen 2007 Preview

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Splashy Fen 2007 Preview
Submitted by capdog on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 15:18 |

You're NOT going to Splashy Fen? What the hell is wrong with you? God, you make me sick. Get out of my sight.

This year is going to be one of the best by far, mostly because Durban bands are being fully represented in all their glory, as opposed to being relegated to the sub-standard free stage. All kudos to the highly devoted Dave from Burn nightclub, who has secured sponsorship for the main marquee on Thursday and Friday night - he's organised a world-class lineup, and if you're not there supporting hard I promise there will be a severe plague apon your campsite.

A plague of drunk guys, hundreds of them, naked, puking and falling all over your tents, fighting each other, blowing vuvuzelas and finally passing out on top of your girlfriend. You've been warned. Prevent this catastrophic bokjol from happening to you, by attending the following gigs on Friday:

18:00 Go! Go! Bronco
19:00 Private Republic
20:00 Habit To
21:00 The Living Alarm
22:00 The Tubby Wilsons
23:00 The Kiff

Say no more.

However, don't think it's completely inflexible! There will be amnesty granted for those caught watching Bed On Bricks at the Grant Erskine stage, 21:15.

Further browsing of the program reveals the following little punk gems will be performing on Sunday night, and are highly recommended:

20:00 Sheep Down
21:00 The City Bowl Mizers

But how to make a decision between the main marquee, and the lineup on the Grant Erskine stage in the overlapping slots?!

20:15 New Academics
21:15 Lark
22:30 DNA Strings

Tough call for someone who's into punk music AND the funky, alternative stylings of these top national groups.

A real treat this year will be the comedian Glen Bo as MC on the main stage, officially kicking off his solo comedy show "Why we love Kurt Cobain and hate Jerry Springer!?". You remember him of course, because you were there at The Twisted Lemon, for his warm-up show last year. Remember?

You weren't there? Jeez, do you ever get out?

Never mind. You can make up for it by parking off with us at our campsite, around the bonfire under the stars. We'll cook wors on a stick, drink flat cane and coke out a 2 litre bottle, laugh at the guy who forgot to bring his sleeping bag, tell jokes and make empty promises to wake up at sunrise for a swim in the river. It'll be sweet.

Awesome. But be careful.Awesome. But be careful.Here's a tip: Dry ice can make or break your Splashy experience. "Break it" if your mate decides to stick some down the front of your shirt while you're passed out drunk; but "make it" if it stays put in your cooler box keeping those beers and steaks frozen for the entire weekend. With regular ice, the only thing you'll have left by Saturday is a lukewarm and very stinky raw meat, cheese and biscuit stew fermenting at the bottom of your Coleman.

You have to pre-order the stuff. Check in the yellow pages, or online I found a Pinetown Ice website, the link is below.

Last year, nobody was selling ice of any form, apparently due to the sponsors (SAB) wanting to make more money from bar sales. Fuck them. Take your own booze, but remember, take cans! No glass allowed!

Oh, and there WILL be roadblocks. C'mon. You know that. Last year we hit one in Underberg on the Wednesday, a whole day before the festival was even scheduled to begin! Watch out! Everyone has a theory on where the best place for a marijuana stash is, but some I believe are particularly noteworthy; like for instance the inside of a chicken, or rolled into the middle of a piece of borewors. Get creative.

If you're feeling really gay this year; or you need a comfortable place for your frail-but-festival-loving 85 year old grandmother, there are now semi-luxury 'tent hotels' offering bed and breakfast plus separate ablution facilities, as well as motor-home thingies for hire. But who cares. Anyone I know who would dare to set foot into such a monstrosity would be taunted mercilessly by all the real campers. Do so at your own risk!

Get your tickets early, it's much cheaper. Just pop round to your local Game, they're available normally from the customer service section.

SEE YOU THERE!!

Links:

Splashy Fen Website
The durbanscouts.za.net review and pics of Splashy 2006
Dry Ice safety tips
Glen Bo comedy
Pinetown Ice


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Subject:  Idea for fiction/faction/story board
Author:  hedmekanik
Date:  12 March, 2007 - 08:04

I'd imagine that everybody has some harrowing tales about festivals - the dude that fell in the fire, the Staffie that was commandeered and smuggled the zol in up its ass, the grandmother who got busted for selling mushrooms etc etc, you know, all those traditional festy trials and tribulations - they'd make damn fine reading, wouldn't they?
Capdog? This fits in perfectly with the current poll, I reckon the people would LOVE to hear these kinda tales of woe and joy.
What say, Cap'n Dog? Can we have a space to air these odorous yarns of debauchery and excess? We could call it something like 'The Fest Years of Your Life' or summing...


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Subject:  I think it's a bit of a
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Author:  capdog
Date:  12 March, 2007 - 11:34

I think it's a bit of a chicken-before-egg type of situation. If you've got a classic story to tell (hopefully with pics too), then send it in! When there are a bunch of them, they can be categorised together.

Don't let the lack of an 'official' section stop you.


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Subject:  Pictures? God forbid!
Author:  hedmekanik
Date:  12 March, 2007 - 12:22

Words (on festies and other boisterous occasions)...no problem...pictures = snowball + Hell....well, at least the most interesting ones...they've been, um, archived...hehe.


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Subject:  Flashy Spleen? uh uh, Splashy Fen
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Author:  Obi
Date:  12 March, 2007 - 08:11

Righto, off to the salt mines.

You cannot escape your destiny. You must face Darth Vader again - Obi Wan Kenobi


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Subject:  Jislaaik and eish my china....
Author:  hedmekanik
Date:  14 March, 2007 - 09:21

So keen for a balls-to-the-wall Splashy Fun but am holding myself back and saving the mania for Spain and Sonar fiesta...which is, I think a fair excuse. I'd only get caned anyway, so might as well hold the neighing horses back, rather loose them on far-flung shores...


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Subject:  What is this other festival?
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Author:  capdog
Date:  14 March, 2007 - 21:40

What is this other festival? Sounds intriguing!


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Subject:  Sonar es una fiesta mas grande de Barcelona en Junio 14-16
Author:  hedmekanik
Date:  15 March, 2007 - 10:10

www.sonar.es - checkit.

Oohh how I love a fiesta.


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Subject:  too right it be mas grande !
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Author:  kliktrak
Date:  15 March, 2007 - 11:27

bru , what can I say, it is going to be right wicked

enjoy and i know you have this rule about taking pics at fests, but...

think of it as part of your journalistic responsibility to your fellow Durbanscouts...so scout it out for us poor bastards

;-)

KLIKTRAK
http://kliktrak.partychief.com


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Subject:  Mmmmyesss....
Author:  hedmekanik
Date:  15 March, 2007 - 11:50

Yeawlrite mate (saw The Castle last nite) - my better half has a camera plan, nothing schmancy, but we're going to have to buy ourselves a 4megapic-not-gonna-win-any-awards- but-perfect-for-low-budgeteers-camera. Gotta document the Great Spanish Tour of '07, knowaddamean? The Dali Museum, various haunts by day and night, early morning sessions at the beachside after parties, hangin' backstage with the stars, drinking champagne outta the cleft of Venezuelan shmodels' buttocks...all that regular holiday snap material.....like so:

M: Is your uh, is your wife interested in....photography, ay?
“Photographs, ay”, he asked him knowlingly?
S: Photography?
M: Snap snap, grin grin, wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more?
S: Holiday snaps, eh?
M: They could be, they could be taken on holiday. Candid, you know,
CANDID photography?
S: No, no I'm afraid we don't have a camera.
M: Oh. Still, mooooooh, ay? Mwoohohohohoo, ay? Hohohohohoho, ay?
S: Look... are you insinuating something?
M: Oh, no, no, no...yes.

Courtesy montypython.com


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Subject:  THIS just in!!!!!
Author:  hedmekanik
Date:  15 March, 2007 - 12:34

After a long quiet patch the Spaniels have coughed up the Sonar line up at last...feast yer ears....

Altern8 (UK)
Beastie Boys (Capitol/US)
Clark (Warp/UK)
Cornelius (JP)
Dave Clarke (Skint/UK)
Dizzee Rascal (XL Recordings/UK)
DJ Nu-Mark (US)
Dorian (PIAS/ES)
Emanon (Shaman Work Records/US)
Facto Delafé y Las Flores Azules (Musicbus/ES)
Fangoria (Subterfuge/ES)
Fiblanda (spa.RK/ES)
Haswell & Hecker (Editions Mego/UK-DE)
Jeff Mills (Axis/US)
Junior Boys (Domino/CA)
Khan of Finland (Tomlab/FI)
KTL (Editions Mego/US-AT)
Mala Rodríguez (Universal/ES)
Mogwai (Rock Action-PIAS/UK)
Narod Niki
Nettle (Soot/ES)
New Young Ponyclub (Modular/UK)
Planningtorock (Chicks On Speed Records/UK)
Radio Slave (Rekids/UK)
Rahzel & Dj Js-One (MCA/US)
Simian Mobile Disco (Wichita Recordings/UK)
Timo Maas (DE)
Various Production (XL/UK)
Wolf Eyes (American Tapes/US)


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Subject:  'Kay well listie heeer yung
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Author:  biomech
Date:  15 March, 2007 - 13:25

'Kay well listie heeer yung laddie...

Beatie Boys, Dave Clarke, Jeff Mills and Wolf Eyes are the cream of the crop for me. Only, when you listen to Wolf Eyes, prepare yourself by wearing a lead apron... nasty, plutonic noise that.

Anyone else there I should be kno'in aboot?

'Big City Lies'


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Subject:  SMD=madness
Author:  mgfresh (not verified)
Date:  15 March, 2007 - 13:44

Simian Mobile Disco would be my fav to watch! Then New Young pony club, then the usuals, Beastie, Dave clark blah blah, Fuck I wasnna see Simian Mobile Fucking Disco, Please take loadfs and loads of pics for me thanks!


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Subject:  SMD= Madness
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Author:  VIBE KILLER
Date:  15 March, 2007 - 13:49

FUCKING SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO FOR ME YOU BASTARD TAKE LOTS OF PHOTOS PLEASE. DOWN RIGHT HANDS UP IN THE AIR MADNESS.fuck im jealous.


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Subject:  tee... hee... tehe.. teee heeee... hehe...
Author:  hedmekanik
Date:  15 March, 2007 - 14:08

sorry man, i wuzn gonna drop that on ya but i kinda hadta...
damnicantwait


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Subject:  off the subject go listen to
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Author:  VIBE KILLER
Date:  16 March, 2007 - 08:17

off the subject
go listen to my tracks at www.myspace.com/magnumhifi
especially listen to "up there", That is brand new one i put it up today!
tell me any thoughts you may have
shot


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Subject:  Nice one, china plate.
Author:  hedmekanik
Date:  16 March, 2007 - 09:20

Sounds kinda like an Aphex breaks action, me likey!


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Subject:  Killer vibes from the vibe killer
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Author:  kliktrak
Date:  16 March, 2007 - 09:47

not to vibe your vibe again ;-)

but wicked cool, battling to get through to the site, any chance you could burn trax/mp3's to CD ?

stay tuned and check out this project:

www.bedroombeats.co.za

you should signup and upload your trax for extra exposure, the project has exploded up in JHB, and I have been in touch with them, they are looking to expand and to have localised portals for major regions, so hopefully hook up the Durban vibes right proper soon

cool weekend to y'all...

KLIKTRAK
http://kliktrak.partychief.com


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Subject:  Ill get you a copy of the
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Author:  VIBE KILLER
Date:  16 March, 2007 - 10:37

Ill get you a copy of the stuff ive been making recently, just registered with bedroom beats,Shot.

Okay EVERYBODY IM PLAYING AT MANNA TONIGHT< ROCK & RAVE MOTHERFUCKERS.
dont let that put you off come listen i know youll love it,


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Subject:  sweetness !
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Author:  kliktrak
Date:  16 March, 2007 - 11:03

cool I'll pull in at Manna, and rap some more

also check out www.electrotrash.co.za you can also register and submit material for them to post - check the artists section as well

KLIKTRAK
http://kliktrak.partychief.com


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Subject:  Where's the Splashy warstories?
Author:  hedmekanik
Date:  10 April, 2007 - 08:50

The mud, the naked people, the three kilo's of Malawi Cob that you smuggled in in a roll of boerie, the enraged flock of Nguni cows that trampled your camp, the car that caught on fire, the dude who slept on the fire cos it was so cold, the beer bomb, the beer bong, the hippie you shacked up with, the yuppies who came in Prada and left in tears, the crowd surfing grannies, the dreaded punks, the mudsliders and the quadbike riders....we want it all, in lurid technicolour, and we don't want you to spare us any of the finer details - warts and nipples and mud and glory - we want to hear your tales of fear and loathing in Las Splashias - bring it on, come on then.

Oh ja, and what was the music like?


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Subject:  Rumour Mongering
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Author:  DeanRichards
Date:  10 April, 2007 - 10:51

I heard that 2 people died, but didn't see anything in the news. I'm assuming that was just a rumour that got out of hand.


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Subject:  SPLASHY!!
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Author:  capdog
Date:  11 April, 2007 - 07:51

I got 4 gigs of videos to go through and upload, but let me just say it was wild! Expect full review by the end of the week.


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Subject:  Habit to
Author:  Firdy (not verified)
Date:  11 April, 2007 - 17:39

Habit too = Overrated... those guys arent so good, cmon? how did they get so big? i remember watching them at the winston many moons ago and everyone pretty much walked out.. now even though they are alot tighter, their sound is still the same.
i know many of you are BEEG habit too fans so i thought id just stir the pot sum.. my opinion.

Anyone catch japan and i? very surprisingly good, crazy young fiery lasses that eat balls for brekkie...


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Subject:  Splashy
Author:  jogger
Date:  11 April, 2007 - 18:31

Howzit Capdog!

Cant wait to see the splashy footage.You guys should have stopped by the kulumatv marqee and said hi,we would have loved to have met you.
You have inspired us at kuluma to report objectively.


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Subject:  Hey cool man, yeah I saw the
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Author:  capdog
Date:  11 April, 2007 - 19:25

Hey cool man, yeah I saw the Kuluma tent but I didn't think of stopping by actually, didn't think I'd be welcome in there... :>

You guys have got a Splashy DVD out soon, correct?

Ultimately I think the more video we both produce, the better for the industry as a whole. When people realise there's video everywhere, they'll start thinking seriously about upgrading to broadband or 3G, which will be to the benefit of everyone involved.


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Subject:  Splashy dvd
Author:  jogger
Date:  12 April, 2007 - 07:02

It would of been cool to meet you.I love your work,seems like i am turning into a fan.(And I am not being sarcastic.)Yes we are producing the official Splashy Fen Dvd.


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Subject:  ta
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Author:  capdog
Date:  12 April, 2007 - 21:45

Thanks man! One day I'm sure we will sit down with a couple of pints!


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Subject:  warstory?
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Author:  Moochi
Date:  12 April, 2007 - 10:12

one thing i learnt from splashie is that hippies dont barter 4sheet! itried all my tricks, like the "im 50rand short trick" or my favourite, the classic barter. i even resorted to begging, which aint my style at all... the only real bargain i got was from the chicken joint, whole chicken and two bread rolls for 20bucks! nice:) and even the carcas was put to gud use, it ended up in the bottom of a friends sleeping bag.. he was pissed!


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Subject:  OK, that's a good start...
Author:  hedmekanik
Date:  12 April, 2007 - 10:21

The old 'chicken in the bag' trick, eh? Nicely done. Let that be a lesson to all drunkards everywhere - there's a shicken with yer name on it! Now come along, people, we want those tales of woe and wastedness! Don't let the general public think you've gone soft! Send 'em in!
Oh, and on the hippy/barter front, Confucius say: 'One dreadlock does not a free-lovin' commune make'.


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Subject:  I got some classic ones!
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Author:  capdog
Date:  12 April, 2007 - 21:43

I got some classic ones! None of them involve me, but I took the video! Anyways it's all edited now, the sound is crap but it was just my Canon digicam so didn't expect anything great. End of the week hopefully. ;)


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