On Friday, the 29th October 2010, the time had come again for one of the few and rare live performances of Goldfish (http://www.goldfishlive.com/), the electronica and dance duo from Cape Town, in Northern Europe.
Dominic Peters and David Poole were going to play at the Coronet Theater (http://www.coronettheatre.co.uk/), close to Elephant & Castle station in Southern London, for the official launch of their third album and associated tour “GET BUSY LIVING”. You can find the album here.
The last time I saw Goldfish live was in June during my stay in the beautiful city of Cape Town for their last concert in South Africa, before they were leaving for another summer residency on the beautiful island of Ibiza in Europe.
As passionate as a fan that I am (I just love the music & live performances), I immediatelly booked myself a ticket for the one and only London concert for this year, and started spreading the word to my friends in the UK, to share with them the experience of the always unique and mind-blowing live performances.
Last Friday, it was time to get together with friends, have a drink, maybe roll some green (reminds me of good old times & a definite enhancement for Goldfish concerts) & get FISHY!
I met up with my friends Claudia, her boyfriend Benjamin, Marlies and my old South African buddy Asad at a pub close to the venue to enjoy some pre-drinks. I ordered myself some tasty German Weissbier, and quickly got into a very energetic and positive state of mind, ready to rock the dancefloor, even though the London weather was at its typical best – meaning greyish rainy wet! (not used to drinking regularly here in London 😦 Cant afford it, but must admit that I am not too unhappy about it, can only be beneficial to my health)
I must say, even though I probably have seen Goldfish live close to 15 times already, starting in 2006 in South Africa, every one of their live performances again and again is an amazing musical, physical, emotional and spiritual ride. I dont know anyone who doesn’t feel the beat, the positive Captonian vibes and immediatelly has the strong urge to shake their booty when Dominic starts slapping his electric bass & David kicks ass with his saxophone!
The moment they hit the stage the whole place was moving, smiling, jumping, shaking every part of their bodies, and guess what….people started lighting up the their Js all around us.
GOLDFISH…what can I say, you rocked London & once again exeeded my expectations – what a set!!! It was just an amazing experience, the new material live is absolutely mind blowing! Some really creative & experimental stuff, as well as great remixes of some of their older songs.
The venue was perfect for the occasion – great sound, great crowd and Dominic & David at their absolute best! Thanks so much for doing what you guys love & sharing that love with all of us!
Cant wait for the next time!