Growing up I always had a soft spot for Texas and was low-key really looking forward to their Kirstenbosch show for ages. Happily they didn’t disappoint – they played all the old hits and some decent newer songs and the lighting and energy were great. There were some near disastrous sound issues, gifting us with an especially foul-mouthed and hilarious Sharleen Spiteri. She was so great. I loved the disconnect of hearing all this sweet poppy music from my youth punctuated by her hilarious and unapologetically Glaswegian attitude and anecdotes.
A super enjoyable show all-round with good support in the form of South Africa’s Henry Ate and Emily Capell, who wasn’t fantastically well-received but I still enjoyed her jokes and amusing lyrics.
Special mention also to my favourite sights in the crowd: the guys who looked like the cast of The Hangover in 15 year’s time and the crew with the matching (home-made?) “I don’t want a liver” T-shirts.
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