Springsteen in SA: Ready to grow young again

Cape of High Hope 1

From Backstreets, the largest Springsteen fanzine, for which I was privileged to write about my experience:

Bruce Springsteen landed in Perth earlier today, where he and the E Street Band will begin a month-long Australia/New Zealand run on Wednesday night. But before we turn our full attention to Oz, let’s take one more look at Bruce’s first visit to South Africa, which wrapped up on Saturday. These four shows constituted a massive road trip for writer Connor Kirkpatrick, who flew 14,000 miles in covering Cape Town and Johannesburg for us. But we also wanted to hear from someone who wasn’t traveling, but rather traveled to — someone for whom South Africa is home. Alta Cloete, who administers a Bruce Springsteen South Africa Facebook page, found Springsteen’s first visit to her homeland “a tremendous experience.”

When I was privileged to see Bruce Springsteen for the first time in the UK in 2012, I never thought for one moment that he would ever come to South Africa. For that matter, when I became a fan in late 2009 I never thought I would ever get to see him live.

Bruce has proved me wrong again and again. He taught me to dream and to work for my dreams. So I, not an adventurous traveler and aged only a few years younger than Bruce, made it to the pit in Sunderland — and survived to tell the story. It ain’t no sin to be glad Continue reading

Images of the country I love (1)

In it’s first week of life this blog has given me a lot of pleasure. And I have heard from a wonderful variety of people from various countries. Which made me realize I should maybe add something to this blog as a special gesture of thanks to the troubled country I so dearly love.
So from time to time I will share some photographs which have nothing to do with Bruce, but everything with me. Just to show that I do have other interests than The Boss! The photographers are mostly my husband and two sons, while I usually trail behind and take snapshots of them for the family album.

Table Mountain as seen from Bloubergstrand (which means blue water beach)
Photo by Little Brother
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