Punk Slam 2 – Cape Town, ZA – Mercury Live

The last Punkslam was held exactly one year ago to the day. We decided to put a little more effort into this one as the previous year everyone kinda got caught up in the festivities of the season and nothing was really organised like we had intended. So with a bit more preparation, Punkslam’s boxing theme was a lot better adhered to this time around. Comedian, Paul Snodgrass was brought in as the MC/referee, we had ring card girls in bikini’s and boxing themed drinking competitions between the bands’ sets as well as boxing paraphernalia and décor all around the venue. As a band we’d all pretty much been on a bit of a hiatus since the Nofx show in November and we had hardly even seen each other in the last few months. Needless to say we were a little rusty, but I don’t think it was bad enough for anyone to really notice. I was having some fun at the expense of Aids (our guitarist, not the disease) on stage… which was great fun, but then I fell off the stage in the first verse of our encore… that wasn’t so much fun. I didn’t actually injure anything and in fact, most of the people I spoke to after the show didn’t even notice. In the end it was a really cool evening with plenty of entertainment for all. See you next year Punkslam.