Wow, what an amazing past weekend this proved to be. Action packed and full of some of the worlds most interesting people. From meeting Bruno the South African world champ paraplegic surfer, to meeting Nymo and Dan Shout the legendary jazz musicians, to even meeting up with Spiderman and other heroes at FanCon in Cape Town.. those aren't even the best parts... the best part being the release of the new Gabrielskloof Rosebud Rose 2016 vintage... OMG... this stuff is the most delicious wine i have tasted in a long time.... Summer in Cape Town is going to be EPIC!
On Friday 6th May, Ta-Da Creperie on Muizenberg beach hosted Bruno and a screening of his documentary DEVOCEAN. South African surfer Bruno spent his life in or on the water, but in 1998, a car accident left him paraplegic. As a laid back but dynamically active surf guide, sailor, scuba diver and traveller, he plumbed the depths of despair. However, a chance wave and the restorative powers of the ocean showed Bruno a new path, one that would be rich, full, diverse and salty. This is his journey back to the ocean. The movie is inspirational and Bruno a true hero in overcoming adversity. Its was really phenomenal to meet him. Big thanks to Alex from Ta-Da who put the amazing evening together.
On Saturday 7th May, The Casa Labia in Muizenberg hosted four amazing jazz musicians as they kicked off the Frodo Nymo and Dan Shout South African Tour. Dan and Frodo delivered some amazing sax solos showcasing their depth of talent. One of the highlights was the ever gorgeous Romy Brauteseth laying down the base with her flawless intimate execution and of course Kevin Gibson on the drums whose reputation as one of the words drumming greats is fast growing. It was a fantastic experience and set within the cultural center that is the Casa Labia, quite surreal and special.
On Sunday 8th May, we got a chance to visit the FanCon Comic Convention in the Waterfront. While not the size of the conventions elsewhere in the world, we were no shortage of outrageous costumes and great things to see. The highlight was definitely the array of local comic publications that are just superbly awesome. The best of these being a new comic called "Super Dud" produced entirely by Jarred Cramer a local cartoonist. This comic tells the life of Parker Peters the most inept superhero in Cape Town. From villains like VuvuZ (who blasts deafening vuvuzela horns from his wrists) to Die Biltong Boer and his minions of droewors creatures... the tale is hilarious and the content is entirely original. Definitely something worth reading and supporting. For more information check out the following links.
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