Over the years, I’ve written countless blog posts on cool Durban spots but still find myself compiling a messy list of links and websites every time someone new asks me “So, what’s there to do ’round here?”.
Wait whaaaa? There’s a party going down where you get to select the music for the night?!
This Saturday, DEW and DAANCE CLUB are throwing a rad little vibe. The difference? The party is pretty much user generated. What this means, my little millennials, is that ya’ll get to create the playlist for the evening – and we all know that music makes or breaks a jol.
Even better is that, nothing will be on sale. That’s right – you bring your own drinks and snacks and trade it up with fellow party-goers. Think of it as a freeconomic society that would make Mark Boyle proud. Instead of being stuck with a limited choice of warm beer and refried fast food, you get to bring and share the good shit and create the ultimate party with your friends. And those who aren’t your friends will be by the end of a dance-crazed evening!
When? SATURDAY 12 APRIL 2014
Where? DEW CATCHER SITE (Browns Road, Durban Point – this is that futuristic looking wind turbine situated on the beach between DUC and Ushaka).
For those of you looking for some new (and old) beats to plug into your overplayed playlist,here are this week’s fresh beats:
1. I’m Alright- Stereophonics
2. Caring is Creepy- The Shins
4. Give Me Love-Ed Sheeran
5. Sister Wife-Alex Winton (Starslinger Remix)
6. Here Comes Your Man- The Pixies
7. Sleepyhead- Passion Pit
8. Have Love,Will Travel- The Black Keys
9. This Bitter Earth-Dinah Washington and Max Richter
10.Got To Give It Up- Marvin Gaye
This past Saturday was Durban’s very own and very first,vintage festival.
Micaela De Freitas was the brainchild behind this operation and I watched her meticulously plan and prep for this event, through all her social media updates.By the time we actually met at the market,I felt like we were old friends. Her attention to detail to make this a completely unique event, was awe-inspiring. The emails she sent out to the media were even written in 1950’s slang, which made me even more excited to get into theme!
The Facebook page featured daily posts, inspiring readers about the dress,music and feel of the 1950’s era. It was this care and time that got the whole of Durban interested in this relatively small market at the DLI Hall. And yet somehow this “little market” got 500 people interested and the event turned out a huge success. Each stall was carefully selected to keep in line with the theme. Fresh lemonade, music played from a record player and vintage clothing made you instantly feel as though you’d stepped back into a time gone by.
Not only could you by retro clothing and jewelry or vintage records and antiques, but ladies could also get their hair and make up did by professionals,in true 1950’s style. Red lips and pined up hair for all!
I was so impressed by the detail and overall vibe of the market. I can only imagine that the 50’s dance that night,was an even bigger success.It was also wonderful to see Durban get into theme and rally together for such an impressive attendance.
Well done Micaela, your hard work,originality and passion most definitely paid off!