OK… Park Acoustics takes place in a fort more than a “park“, and the bands aren’t just acoustic… but I digress 😛
Sometime in 2012, my buddy Christo (aka BaasDeBeer) introduced me to the organisers of a day festival called Park Acoustics… Park Acoustics was growing and the increasing number of people attending meant that allowing people to bring their own braai stands was becoming a safety hazard and we sat down to see if there was a way we could fix this.
The solution was of course easy… I have more than enough braai stands at my house which I could bring over every month, make sure there was enough coals for everyone to braai, and hang around checking that we don’t burn down the Voortrekker Monument… even taking over the braai duties for some of the festival-goers.
This worked beautifully for a few months… people just brought their own meat to Park Acoustics, and nobody needed to schlep a braai stand & charcoal up the hill anymore. No more worries about disposing hot ashes (or knocking the braai over and setting the stage alight).
Soon enough though people started coming up to me asking if I didn’t have a spare chop or two, so we gave away a few boerie rolls to the hungry faces that forgot to bring their own.
The majority of people opt for skipping the self-catering option nowadays and instead choose to buy now-legendary Pulled Pork Burgers or Monster Cheese Grillers (aka BB-CheeseDogs) and random treats we come up with every now and then. Of course I’ve always got a space on the grid for anyone that wants to bring their own meat, and everyone is more than welcome to pull-in for a kuier. It’s still free to do so, and if things aren’t too hectic in the stand, I’ll still offer to take over the braai duties for you… If things are a little busy though, I’ll lend you my tongs and you can tan your own chop.
Park Acoustics (usually) takes place on the first Sunday after payday every month at the Voortrekker Monument, and I’ve normally got some tickets to give away on social media… so make sure you’re following me on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram etc., and if you do make you way through to Park, then please do pop in to my braai stand and come say Hi. #HeeltydSpeeltyd