My Incredible Day with British Indie Band – Bastille
Since I was a teen, I realised that my music taste was not similar to most teens in my community, not that I was crazy or had bad taste in music, but that music does not choose a race, a culture or an age.
I realised just how incredibly powerful music is, the way that it can bring people to together from all walks of life is incredible. Music taste may also make you feel completely out of place with people who judge that taste, or simply don’t understand it.
Music is like an extension of your personality.
It was around my teenage years when I discover the immensely talented sounds of British Indie Band, Bastille.
The haunting voice of lead singer Dan Smith was like no voice I have ever heard. I think the first song I was completely in awe with was Pompeii. It’s simply breath-taking. I also came across a very young, barely teenage, Jasmine Thompson listening to covers of Pompeii all those many years ago. But that’s a story for another day.
The first time Bastille came to South Africa I bought early-bird tickets because there was no way I was going to miss them live! The band took my breathe away! They sounded exactly the same, singing live, as they do recorded. Just highlights the pure, natural talent of the band and of course Dan.
This time around, I was fortunate enough to receive Media Accreditation for their second SA show at Emmerentia Dam. The weather was looking a bit gloomy but held pretty well throughout the day until Matthew Mole was halfway through his set. . .
Bastille were to perform straight after. We were lucky enough to be under the media tent coverage. The little pit in the front of the stage is where we took most of our photos from and I was literally jumping up and down inside, knowing that I was going to be within three feet of one of my all-time favourite bands EVER! Okay, I’m fan-girling a little bit but I mean… Bastille. Dan.
They were ELECTRIC on stage and well…. Off as well! Dan climbed off stage and heading into the crowd singing complete on key the entire time, WHAT?!
Everyone partied and stomped away on the field like it wasn’t pouring down with rain! People were drenched and cold and were still singing along to every song.
Thank you to Tenfour Media and for Bastille for making my teenage dreams come true!