Festing it up

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


This weekend was the conclusion of a big week-long Afrikaans festival that takes place every year in my varsity town, Potchefstroom. It is the Aardklop National Arts Festival {the beat of the earth} and it’s a cultural mix of onstage theatre productions, good bands and up-and-coming singers {and by this I mean crappy, and no one has ever heard of them}, boozeflies, arts & crafts and overall good times!

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The perfect ingredients for a festival includes the following: some alcohol, some festival food, some people who are already so drunk out of their minds that they start doing really weird things, good friends, good music {well, most of the time}, funny people and oh, did I mention alcohol?

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There were the really normal people.

{normal at this time of day perhaps}


And then came the not-so-normals.

The story behind exhibit number one, or what we thought, is that this guy, probably about 19 years old, scored the night before and decided to name and shame by stealing the girl’s undies and wearing it as a trophy.


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And my favourite story of the day, exhibit number three. It was his bachelor’s party {classy mate}. His good friends fed him gallons of beer, causing him to eventually pass out. At some stage I poured a bottle of ice cold water over him, to wake him. That didn’t help.

Tough guy here then decided to vomit. And all his good friends proceeded to leave him there. In his own vomit for the rest of the night. We found his friend’s throughout the evening, at every venue we went to, but he wasn’t there. I suppose his very good friends left him there and only went to fetch him the next morning.

Great friends.



Jenna said...

Shame, poor guy! That would be the worst bachelors ever! - the festival looks like a blast though, kind of like Word Fees in Stellies :)


Sheila@TheFailteHouse said...

Oh my word --- I have no words, this sounds like a crazy festival! :) I can't believe their was arts and crafts there. Next year, you should enter...it might be a good story! As for those donuts, I think I will take 4 please :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Haha! Looks like you had fun!

helen said...

haahha about the up and coming singers. looks like a super fun festival and that you had a grand time :)

themosbysinchina said...

Thanks for stopping by the blog Megan! Bahahaha. These "Exhibits" are hilarious. Poor guy. I hope he wasn't getting married the very next day. Festivals are so fun!

Johlet said...

I've only been to Aardklop once and it sucked, think it was perhaps the company I was with! ;)
Think we should organise a Blogklop next year! (Blogging + Aardklop)

Could be FUN!

Lisamarie said...

This is hilarious! I love seeing you with your friends!! You girls are all so lovely!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

yah fun times! you girls are so cute and oh boy!!! are those panties ever tiny, poor guy! looks like a ton of awesome times with pals who know how to keep it going strong. terrific photos to commemorate the day! um, glad the "v" didn't make it in there though, yipes ;) ♥

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