I have seen many beautiful parts of the world in my life so far, but
I think that God really turned it on in creating Cape Town. This place
just takes your breath away. It is a rare jewel in which iconic
mountains and beaches co-exist.
The concert was the biggest of tour so far. Another sell-out.
Another crowd that knew every word of every song. The Saffas are in
great voice. The World Cup crowds will be incredible.
During the encore, Michael W. was awarded a plaque for platinum sales of the A New Hallelujah DVD in South Africa. It’s no wonder that everyone knows the lyrics.
My left-pinky has a bit of an infection… so playing bass has had
it’s challenges over the last few days… but these crowds are making the
pain very worthwhile.
On a quasi-political note… it has been interesting to learn about
the apartheid years from the locals. The security guy who looked after
us today served in the secret service pre and post apartheid. He told
some bloody stories. One point that he made that I thought was
interesting was that, (in his opinion) apartheid South Africa operated
just like the USA did prior to Martin Luther King. The only difference
was that the USA never made any kind of official apartheid laws.
It’s been good to be reminded of what can happen when good people
say nothing. The next holocaust could be just around the corner.
We all need to do our bit to make sure that stuff like apartheid is
never legislated ever again. Perhaps we should all consider getting off
the lounge chair to vote during elections…