South Africa Tour 2009/10

A 12 noon livener at Dizzy’s Bar is in order

Following apologies from Midnight the following morning after it is concluded that Wycombe was not at fault – the sets of keys were crap – SP gets in touch to suggest that Saint should get his P45 as Head of Security. All very professional explaining how the alarm worked, but sh*t at getting us back in through the front door.

New Year’s Day appears to be somewhat of a top party day for the black citizens of the Western Cape and thousands descend on Camp Bay. Myself, Saint, Disney and Tavaré decide that a 12 noon livener at Dizzy’s Bar is in order with a spot of lunch. 6 hours later the rest of the merry crew join us having missed my outstanding performance of ‘The first cut is the deepest’ followed by my tribute to Ronan Keating with ‘You say it best’. But the house is really brought down with ‘I wanna know what love is’ as the assembled Saffers join in big style. One David Haye sized guy comes over literally with tears running down his cheeks saying “that was my mum’s favourite song”.

Out in the street things are getting really crazy as we nip out to a local restaurant. Everybody has been on it big time and there are people asleep on the pavements. It is chaos. As we tuck into our food the blue lights start flashing and we move to the window to see hordes of legless locals being decanted into minibuses often with the help of a bucket of water over the head. Empty bottles line the street and I come to the conclusion that it is much better to celebrate New Year’s Day all day long rather than just New Year’s Eve.


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