On 3 May 2015, in the middle of the KZN midlands, I was sound checking in a peach orchid, when my brother sent me a message.
“Hey pipper. Just got back from student camp. Thinking of you guys today.
BTW, Chido (who is a friend of mine from Jubilee) just told me today he’s been thinking of hosting a house concert at his place!
He was thinking of a winter vibe…
He is a great administrator, organiser and connector.”
Three months and one week later, there we were: putting up speakers in his lounge and setting out chips and popcorn on coffee tables.
Chido is from Zimbabwe and is everything that the above message says and more. If he walked into the presidential office today, the whole country would be organized within a month.
I’m serious. The dude has got mad skills.
As it turned out, more important things like a #RCBHouseConcert had preoccupied his time, and so on that chilly evening in Claremont, a range of 20-somethings from around town gathered at 154 Belvedere Road for a bring-and-share dinner and some new music from The Great Deep.
Everyone brought chips. So that’s what dinner was. #youngokes #winning
It was a special evening – highlighted by seeing some good old stalwarts of the RCB like Nick, Gareth & Maike, and making new friends. And at long last, one of our king stalwarts – the incomparable Tristan Pringle – joined us on stage, on harmonica!
Pics by LeHydro!