I Wanna Rock! – Rock of Ages
Growing up, and I’m sure most of you know by now, I was a complete tomboy, skateboarding, struggling band… by struggling, I mean I really wanted to be in a punk rock band but having the talent is another story all together! I started learning to play the guitar on and off, and to put it into perspective, I’m still learning.
I think when I decide to take it more seriously and go for a few lessons, it might just work out for me. So listening to rock music was my next option and growing up, I could say my dad had a very busy time screaming at Nadia and I to turn down our music!
In the name of great music, turn down for what?
The story told in a rock song is almost as beautiful as the journey of the artists leading up to creating incredible music for us to rock our socks off to!
Rock of Ages is an intriguing tale about just that. The journey of a few individuals, setting out a game plan to not only follow their dreams but to also fight for what they believe in.
Rock of Ages is being held at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City. The show is packed with Sex, Drugs & Rock n Roll and there is a huge presence of Humour! What more could you ask for? Allow me…
- Powerful Voices? CHECK
- INCREDIBLE music selection? DOUBLE CHECK
- Set Goals? CHECK
- Above average Acting? CHECK
- Wardrobe that makes you wanna travel back to yesteryear? CHECK
- Hottie with Bodies? CHECK
- A good laugh to work out your abs? DOUBLE CHECK
This show was so incredibly jam packed with all the things that hit you right in the feels! The performers were so unbelievable and their voices, simply electric! I stared in disbelief watching the lady in front of me, literally unable to contain herself in a her seat, but when you realise that you’re just overly composed and that the show really was just that spectacular!
Groupies were a huge thing back then and though slightly exaggerated in the performances, I can see why there was such a thing! Rockstars had a completely different persona to the ordinary lad on the street. They oozed sex appeal and in the most IDGAF way! They couldn’t care less about so many things in society and it was like they were an entire culture or species of their own. And in some ways, I guess they are.
Today, that persona is exactly the aim of so many artists but because that’s what they trying to achieve, it’s not quite as authentic or natural!
To me, people are people, regardless of what they do in life, or what they look like, but life has a way of making you realise that sometimes, it’s okay to geek out meeting your favourite band or artist.
I am stuck between being a decent adult, adulting on a daily basis; and just throwing my hands up in the air, like I just don’t care. Rock on!
Okay who am I kidding? Becoming a Rockstar, travelling the world and living the dream, literally, will always win!
I think the entire production was just incredible, it was the perfect balance of theatre and music, humour and singing…
I was fortunate enough to attend the media launch of the show on Saturday and I honestly want to head back and watch the show again! Had a little meet and greet after the show and meeting the cast made it even more worthwhile, because I had no idea who each of them were out of character and not one of them had a huge ego even though they were such talented individuals.
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To top it off, Matt (drummer) of South African Band, Graeme Watkins Project, interviewed me about the show! I really enjoy their music and I think I may have subtly geeked out just a little bit!
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Also met the super quirky designer of @injuly_fashion on Instagram rocking his vintage looking jacket and high-waisted jeans!