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Movember 2016… Win BraaiBoy Merch & Park Acoustics Tickets

BraaiBoy Movember 2016
BraaiBoy Movember 2016
BraaiBoy #Movember 2016

If you follow me on any of my social channels, you may have noticed that I look a bit different lately. I shaved my beard and I’m growing my moustache for 30 days and it’s not just a bold fashion statement. I’m doing it to raise funds for the Movember Foundation, and I need your support:

http://mobro.co/BraaiBoy

I’m supporting the Movember Foundation for the 7th time this year because Continue reading Movember 2016… Win BraaiBoy Merch & Park Acoustics Tickets

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Win tickets to August Park Acoustics

Park Acoustics August Banner

Time flies when you’re having fun… Feels like just yesterday that Karen Zoid rocked the stage at July’s Park Acoustics, and now August’s party is already upon us. This month BOO!; Nomadic Orchestra; New Academics; Park Acoustics Virgins, Urban Village, and more will take to the stage for your entertainment. After the bands Continue reading Win tickets to August Park Acoustics

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Park Acoustics – Score free tickets & chow

Park Acoustics July 2016 Poster

Park Acoustics July 2016

If you follow me on any of my social channels, you may have noticed that I spent nearly 2 months travelling and braaing up a storm (as soon as I get my broken laptop, lost cellphone pics, access to accounts long forgotten etc. etc. sorted, I’ll share some of those stories here as well… maybe 😉).

Anyway… so the travelling was awesome, but the only downside was that I missed 2 x Park Acoustics parties IN A ROW… The last time I was there was with my Birthday Pork SpitBraai. i.e. I haven’t had my Park Acoustics fix in 3 months. This will all be rectified at the end of July though when I’ll be back at my post (look for the smoke trails above and behind the main stage), and I hope you will all be joining me.

Man alive! What a line-up for getting my fix on:

Karen ZoidGerald ClarkFor the first time ever, South Africa’s Queen of Rock, Karen Zoid is headlining. She is supported by some more epic acts in the form of Gerald Clark, Manouche, Bark, Hey!Bang!Dead! and lots more. The comedy stage is also going to be one for the books. 3 big names, David Levinsohn, Malcolm Fereira and Warren Robertsohn, will be up on stage to entertain us. So hurry up and grab your tickets now. Just R120 when paid for online otherwise you can grab one at the gate for R150. Students can get tickets for just R100 from Capital Craft, Aandklas & Open Window when presenting a valid student card.

Park Acoustics July 2016 PosterOf course you could also simply win yourself a free ticket, there are 5 to give away. How do you get one?

Simply do any (or all) of the following (Entries close midnight 21st July, I’ll pick a winner on the 22nd):

  1. Comment below telling me what your favourite Karen Zoid song is, and/or
  2. Drop me a tweet (and tag @parkacoustics & list your favourite Karen Zoid song), and/or
  3. Share your favourite Park Acoustics pic/memory on my Facebook page, and/or
  4. RT the following tweet/

As always… In addition to your free ticket, you’ll also get a Pulled Pork Burger or Boerie Roll. SCORE!

So get those entries in, dust off your dancing shoes, clear your sing-along pipes… and I’ll see you up at the fort!

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The Nude Girls come to Park Acoustics

Park Acoustics May 2016 Poster

Park Acoustics May 2016 Banner

Springbok Nude Girls Neanderthal 1Time to get some bubblegum on your boots and come rock it out at Park Acoustics in May with arguably one of South Africa’s most influential 90’s rock bands. That’s right… The Springbok Nude Girls will be headlining at Park Acoustics on 22 May at the Voortrekker Monument.

They’ll be joined on stage by Grassy Spark, The Moths, Rambling Bones, Jack Mantis & Andre Geldenhuys, MoeJoe and more in what promises to be an EPIC 6th birthday celebration for Park Acoustics. Once the music dies down, the comedy line up will have you laughing while the sun sets with Vittorio Leonardi, Jason Goliath and
Robby Collins.

Sound like fun? Of course it does… head on over to http://www.parkacoustics.co.za/tickets/ and grab your tickets now!

Yes, you can bring your own booze and chow (but no glass please… security has been advised to get strict on this and they WILL confiscate any glass items)… but make sure to bring extra cash along if you’d like some of our Pulled Pork or Smoked Boerie Rolls… There’s also a bar to keep quench the thirst when you run out of your own drinks.

Alternatively, please feel free to bring your own meat and you can either braai it yourself, or I’ll do so for you… just look for Borries & I near the smoke wafting about above the stage.

Win 1 of 5 Park Acoustics Tickets!

Park Acoustics May 2016 Poster
Park Acoustics May 2016

Feeling Poor (or even just stingy)? Well, it’s real easy to win 1 of 5 tickets… Simply do any (or all) of the following (Entries close midnight 16th May, I’ll pick a winner on the 17th):

  1. Comment below telling me what your favourite Nude Girls song is, and/or
  2. Drop me a tweet (and tag @parkacoustics & list your favourite Nude Girls song), and/or
  3. Share your favourite Park Acoustics pic/memory on my Facebook page, and/or
  4. RT the following tweet

As always… In addition to your free ticket, you’ll also get a Pulled Pork Burger or Boerie Roll. SCORE!

So get those entries in, get your dancing boots on… and I’ll see you up at the fort!

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March Park Acoustics… in April

Park Acoustics March 2016 Banner

There’s no Park Acoustics in March… but fortunately that’s just because we’re going to be partying it up a week later on 3 April.

2016’s 3rd installment of Park Acoustics promises to, as always, bring you top quality acts from all over the country to the party bowl, also known as Fort Schanskop at the Voortrekker Monument. On stage you’ll be able to catch Gangs of Ballet, Thieve & Bam Bam Brown for their first Park Acoustics, as well as the legendary Guy Buttery, power trio Coelacanth and the ever growing Pop Art Live. As a bonus, please take note that this will also be Thieve and Guy Buttery’s new album launches.

We’ll be wrapping up the day’s festivities with some wicked laughs from Chris Forrest, Allyn Adams, Glen Bo and Umbillo Cream on the comedy stage.

Sound like fun? Of course it does… head on over to http://www.parkacoustics.co.za/tickets/ and grab your tickets now!

Yes, you can bring your own booze (but no glass please) and snacks… but trust me when I tell you to bring extra cash along: Borries & I will be on our posts (at the braai above the stage), ready to entice you with our now-famous Pulled Pork and Smoked Boeries, and the soon-to-be-famous smoked chicken wings. Alternatively, please feel free to bring your own meat and you can either braai it yourself, or I’ll do so for you.

Win 1 of 5 Park Acoustics Tickets!

Park Acoustics March 2016 Poster Feeling Poor (or even just stingy)? Well, it’s real easy to win 1 of 5 tickets… Simply do any (or all) of the following (Entries close midnight 20th March, and assuming I survive Mieliepop, I’ll pick a winner on the 21st):

  1. Comment below telling me who your favourite act (music or comedy) is this month, or
  2. Drop me a tweet (and tag @parkacoustics & your favourite band/comedian), or
  3. Share your favourite Park Acoustics pic on my Facebook page, or
  4. RT the following tweet

 

In addition to your free ticket, you’ll also get a Pulled Pork Burger or Boerie Roll. SCORE!

So get those entries in, give your liver a pep-talk… and I’ll see you up at the fort!

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Free Tickets to Park Acoustics – Feb 2016

Park Acoustics Feb 2016

Man alive! Time flies when you’re having fun. Feels like just yesterday we had the 1st Park Acoustics for the year, and here we are again… ready for round 2 for 2016.

This month’s Park Acoustics is going to be huge… so make sure you get your tickets ASAP before they get sold out. Yes, you can buy tickets at the gate, but I have a sneaky suspicion that this month is going to sell out… so go grab your tickets online now at http://www.parkacoustics.co.za/tickets/.

Last month’s chicken wings were quite the hit, so in addition to Pulled Pork and Smoked Boerie Rolls, Borries & I will be ready to feed your hungry little face with smoked chicken wings again… so make sure you bring some extra cash for that little piece of snack-heaven.

Park Acoustics Feb 2016Win 1 of 5 Tickets!

Feeling Poor (or even just stingy)? Well, it’s real easy to win 1 of 5 tickets… Simply do any (or all) of the following (Entries close midnight tonight, 18th Feb):

  1. Comment below telling me who your favourite act (music or comedy) is this month, or
  2. Drop me a tweet (and tag @parkacoustics & your favourite band/comedian), or
  3. Share your favourite Park Acoustics pic on my Facebook page, or
  4. RT the following tweet

In addition to your free ticket, you’ll also get a Pulled Pork Burger or Boerie Roll. SCORE!

So get those entries in, polish your party shoes, and I’ll see you up at the fort!

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Win tickets to the 1st Park Acoustics for 2016

Park Acoustics January Banner

As far as months go, January must be the worst of them… It most likely started off with a hangover, and then got worse by sending you back to work/school. However it does have 1 redeeming quality… It ends with a kickass party in the form of Park Acoustics!

We’re starting the year with a bang and we’re super happy to welcome Matthew Mole, Monark, Josh Kempen, Mind Pool, Maddy Behrens and our resident DJ Michael Lesar. Comedy is spot on with Dusty Rich, Loyiso Madinga and Lazola Gola.

Park Acoustics January Flyer

As per usual, we’ll be there to feed your hungry faces with Pulled Pork and Smoked Brafia Boerie Rolls, and if we get our asses into gear we’ll have a limited number of smoked chicken wings available as well. So make sure you get there early, we’ll only have about 50 or so wings available. Leave your weapons and bad vibes at home, but bring lots of cash for the bar and the other market stalls.

Of course you’re always welcome to bring your own chop & dop and come tan them on our fires for free (remember to bring your own cutlery though).

Tickets are available at http://www.parkacoustics.co.za/tickets/ for R150.

Win 1 of 5 Tickets!

Feeling Poor (or even just stingy)? Well, it’s real easy to win 1 of 5 tickets… Simply do any (or all) of the following:

  1. Comment below telling me why January sucks/sucked for you, or
  2. Drop me a tweet (and tag @parkacoustics & your favourite band/comedian), or
  3. Share your favourite Park Acoustics pic on my Facebook page, or
  4. RT the following tweet

 

In addition to your free ticket, you’ll also score a Pulled Pork Burger or Boerie Roll. #Winning!

So get those party shoes ready, and we’ll see you at the monument on the 31st!

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Win tickets to the last Park Acoustics for 2015

Park Acoustics November 2015

It’s time for one big last Park Acoustics bash for the year, and when I say it’s gonna be big, I mean REALLY big. Instead of happening on the last Sunday of the month like it always does, it’s going down on a Saturday (28th Nov) and instead of ending around sunset, we’re gonna be rocking it all the way until midnight.

There will be 4 stages/dance floors this month which are being headlined by GOLDFISH and supported by guys like Shortstraw, The Black Cat Bones, Cortina Whiplash, BCUC, The Oh So Serious and many many more.

Park Acoustics Braai

As per usual, we’ll be there to feed your hungry faces with Pulled Pork and Smoked Brafia Boerie Rolls, so you can leave your weapons and bad vibes at home, but bring lots of cash for the bar and other market stalls. If you think you can do a better job yourself, bring your own chops and you can tan them on our fires for free (remember to bring your own cutlery though).

Tickets are available at http://www.parkacoustics.co.za/tickets/ for R200, if you buy your ticket at the gate on the day they’ll set you back R250.

Feeling Poor (or even just stingy)? Well, I’m making it real easy this month to win 1 of 5 tickets… Simply do any (or all) of the following:

  1. Comment below telling me why you deserve a ticket, or
  2. Drop me a tweet (and tag @parkacoustics & your favourite band), or
  3. Share your favourite Park Acoustics pic on my Facebook page, or
  4. RT the following tweet

In addition to your free ticket, you’ll also score a Pulled Pork Burger or Boerie Roll. #Winning!

So get those party shoes ready, and we’ll see you at the monument on the 28th!

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October Park Acoustics

Park Acoustics

Technically this post’s title is a lie… There is no Park Acoustics happening in October  this year. Say What??? Nope, no Park Acoustics in October… However, it is going down on 1 Nov though. Which is good news for me, I was really bleak when I heard the line-up and thought we’d still be in America for “the last Sunday in Oct”… but we get back on the 28th October… so… I’ll see you at Park Acoustics!

The other good news is Continue reading October Park Acoustics

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The dangers of pulled pork

Pulled Pork
Pulled Pork – Deliciously Dangerous

Nearly 4 years ago my “partner-in-braai”, Borries, and I started playing around with smoking meat (aka American-Style BBQ). At first it was just so that we would be able to compete in America. One of the first things we learned to do was Pulled Pork, and we quickly realised that this was something that us South Africans have been missing out on for years, and so we began introducing it to the Park Acoustics festival-goers. What we didn’t realise was the danger it posed!

It takes just one taste of our Pulled Pork for you to become hooked, and once hooked it poses a serious health risk. I was reading an article the other day about James Harrison, a 28-year old web designer, that suffered a near-fatal allergic reaction. You can read the full article here, but I’ll highlight the gist of it for you:

Mr Cat & The Jackal-Addicted To Pulled Pork
Mr Cat & The Jackal-Addicted To Pulled Pork

“James was fine up until he ate that non-pulled, mass-produced burger,” claimed witness and friend, Tarquin Cockpull, a 25-year-old entrepreneur who makes hats from decommission tea cosys. “One second he’s enjoying an elderberry craft lemonade he made from his own piss, some moss and Windolene, and the next he’s tucking into what looked like a delicious, deconstructed pulled pork and sanguine roasted chutney jus burger.”

Tarquin claims that in that moment James began to cough loudly as he attempted to swallow the “regular, chewy meat” but that his throat “literally rejected it”…

While we generally frown on people gulping down their own pee, we now realise what we have done and apologise to those of you that have become hooked, but also accept that it is now our civic duty to provide you with a steady supply of genuine Pulled Pork.

Park Acoustics September 2015If you find yourself in a situation similar to James, pull in to Park Acoustics at The Voortrekker Monument on Sunday the 27th and we’ll be in our usual braai spot ready to serve you. Tickets are available online for R120, and while there are normally tickets available at the gate as well, they tend to sell out fast, so your best bet it to get them online and avoid being turned away on Sunday.

In order to recruit more addicts, I’m giving away 5 tickets to September’s Park Acoustics (including a free Pulled Pork Burger).

How do you become addicted?

Simply RT the tweet below and I’ll pick 5 random winners on Monday.


Need any advice about your addiction? Got a comment to share, or just want to rant about the predicament we’ve put you in? You can do so in the comments section below, or reach out to me on twitter (@BraaiBoy) and Facebook