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Giveaway – 2 tickets to the amazing NYE experience at the V&A worth R3000 each
Posted by on Dec 19th, 2013

Have you got plans for New Year’s Eve 2013 in Cape Town yet? Well if you’re like me then you’re probably still undecided (or your friend Si cancelled his braai at his house on a whim), but fear not because i have something for you and it is glorious. The V&A Waterfront always hosts a massive NYE party, but this year is gonna be their biggest one yet. And one of you is gonna win 2 tickets and front row seats worth R3000 each. Magical.

And here’s how you will be bringing in the new year.

  • A sunset cruise on the Ameera Catamaran complete with food and drinks on the 31st
  • You’ll then be taken to a prime spot beneath the stage on jetty 1 at the V&A Waterfront when the sun sets
  • Ring in the new year while watching 4 top SA bands, comedians, circus performers and 2 fireworks shows

Sound good? Well then read on my friend.

I don’t wanna spoil it by telling you the names of the bands and the comedians so you’re gonna have to watch this video. They are huge though.

A better NYE event you will struggle to find.

Now here’s how you can win those tickets.

First up is to follow @lifeissavage on Twitter (no reason but i’m throwing it in anyways so show a brother some festive season love hey).

Then watch that video above and tell me in the comment section below which band or comedian you are most amped to see performing. As always you get my attention and bonus points if you tell me why you deserve the tickets with a story. Remember they are worth R3000 each so it better be a quality story. Make me laugh, name drop the artists performing, kiss ass etc. Basically be awesome.

Now get invovled.

Will pick a winner tomorrow.

More info HERE on what bands and comedians etc will be performing on the night.

UPDATE: competition closed. Organisers have chosen a winner and Grant Cohen gets to experience NYE at the V&A in style. Thanks everyone for entering wish i could se you all.

Simone' says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Hello Hello!!! This is an AMAZING GIVEAWAY!! I AM DEFINITELY LOOKING FORWARD TO WATCHING THE RUDIMENTALS!! Me and my fiance’ are CRAZY about them! Crazy about the V&A and just absolutely fanatic about NYE!! Daddy, please make this NYE unforgettable for us and bring in our 2014 with a BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Simone' says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Oh – just to add, this will be mine and my fiancé’s 1st NYE together and I errr have some very GOOD NEWS to break to him!!! 😉 Cant think of a better way to do it than on this MAGICAL OCCASSION!!

Grant Cohen says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Due to my past chaos over this time of year, I haven’t had a good new years eve since the year 1999 going into 2000. I plan to make up for it this year! I will make sure that I am in PRIME (CIRCLE) form, although I wont go overboard on the yacht as I want to wake up fairly FRESH(lyground) the next morning for the start of the New Year. It would be RUDe(I) and MENTAL for me not to enter this competition! So here is my entry, please wish me GOOD LUCK! Please don’t ROB (van Vuuren) me of this opportunity! I know I will win something EVANS(tually). Zip Zap, please make my wish come true!! (The things in brackets are silent but violent). Life IS indeed Savage, but please make it amazing for just 1 day and night! I’ll clean your car! Haha

Simone' says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Also not sure what exactly his reaction may be like after he hears this GOOD NEWS but I hope that we will get life jackets for the sunset cruise on the Ameera Catamaran, he might just decide to JUMP ” OVER BOARD” with excitement!!!

Simone' says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Daddy, I am CYBER KISSING YOU ASS, I really don’t think I will feel comfortable doing this in person- even though I am sure you have a very nice ass :) I know that commenting so much could come across as being desperate but I am desperate- desperate to experience this magical evening along side the love of my life in the presence of SA’s best while being treated like royalty!!

Nicole says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

So looking forward on getting down with freshly ground and jamming into the new year with this awesome prize.

Claire says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

I’ve been out of town the past few years and NYE hasn’t been the same. They’ve been a bit lame. I’m pretty sure it has something to do with simply not being in Cape Town.

Now that I’m back, I want to do it in style; Cape Town style all the way!

It would therefore make sense to be guided by the notorious Cape blogger, Mr Savage: he knows whats potting! And what is a more Cape Town-style spot to do it at the the V&A Waterfront with some homegrown talent – especially the stereotypical Cape Town sounds of Freshly Ground!

The music, the lights, the water, the good food, good laughs and good company! I cannot think of a better way to bring in 2014.

I’m fed up of the hype that is New Years Eve but mostly I’m fed up with not being in Cape Town.

NYE 2013/2014 is going to be different!

Candice says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Keen – very keen – to watch my GP perform (one of the Rudimentals’ guitarists – the guy with the cool side burns) as well as Freshly Ground for so many reasons: being served at Royale by Kyla-Rose when they were newbies, going to their first CD launch – awesome party, bumping into K-R at Tamboerswinkel and being really chuffed when she went with my bfast suggestion (she was undecided and I was also at the counter – suggested feta with her eggs). NY Eve often disappoints – this prize would not!

Simone' says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Me again… So I finally managed to get an RT out of Rob Van Vuuren after struggling for months, tweeting him jokes that I thought was funny, clearly he never concurred!! But how happy I am that he chose this VERY IMPORTANT TWEET to retweet!! I would so LOVE to thank him in person!!! Please make it happen!! :)

Steven says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Most definitely THE RUDIMENTALS! This looks like it’s gonna be one awesome event!

December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Dude, seriously!? Contemplate my alternative, “Gat”eng!!! Help a sister out ;-).
Would love the tickets for my hubbie and I – very stylish way to bring it in! Would love the opportunity to see some of our fav bands, especially Freshly Ground.
Whatever happens, hope you have a Savage one!

Rika Jacobson says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

FreshlyGround cause local is lekke :)

Sonia says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Not only are you the most handsome blogger alive, you’re the most generous too! I really, really, really need these tickets. See, it’s like this: I have a hot crushon someone and presenting him with tickets for this superfabulous and amazing New Year’s party might just convince him that I am, indeed, worthy of his lurrve. Make it happen, Daddy, please, I rely on you!!!! You wouldn’t want to stand in the way of true romance, would you?

Lucindia Coetzee says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

I look forward to see The Rudimentals. Now – why should I win. Simply because my life is f*cking boring! And I’m not joking – its like watching paint dry! So please pick me – hopefully my heart can stabd the excitement!

Jurie says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Savage!!!! I will be working in America next year and would love nothing more than to have the sickest New Years/going away party with my girl that I will not see for 6months again. Would love to leave Cape Town with a huge smile on my face from jamming to Rob van Buuren. Please please please make it happen! :)

Darshana says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Hello so the best way I can make u understand why I need to win these tickets is because I’m essentially a 23 yr old nerd and if u don’t drag me out to NYE celebrations I’m probably going to be pulling an all nighter studying and preparing for law school in 2014 . So please give me a reason and an excuse to enjoy one night without studying worries 😉 cz I haven’t ever gone out and celebrated a NYE ( yes I’m sounding looser-ish) oh and I’d really love to watch PRIME CIRCLE live .please pretty please give me a life 😉

jaime niddrie says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

I would be super amped to see Rudimentals!! I’ve been going to their shows for 10 years! Rude boy is massive!!

Wiehan says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Awe bru!

Kyk hie, there’s no special story I can gooi here.
Basically I just need to be there cause PRIME CIRCLE can’t go rocking CT without their biggest fan! Who will sing along to the lyrics of all their songs and back them up just in case they forget a word or two?
Be the man cause you know you can and make a bro’s 2014!

Monique says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

First lemme start by “sharing a coke with Life is Savage”. Aaaah
Honestly we need the time away from the kiddos – time out in a good way. I look forward to seeing Prime Circle – they are my favourite SA Band. Hubby porked the cat by not surprising me with tix to see them on my Birthday and I have not forgotten it with every argument. How fitting for a NYE treat. And isn’t it awesome how Goodluck rings in the year – good band and good luck for 2014. Here’s to us winning :)

Fatima says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Hey! well, firstly, My bf and I were planning on going to waterfront but imagine me winning tickets to this! Not ONLY will it let me score major brownie points AND make up for not watching him play soccer, but it will knock his socks off! besides, its our 1st New Years together and we both had a pretty hectic year at university… (you know, with studying and working and exams and all and all). Also, I seriously like Goodluck so that’s a bonus for me… and I am kinda obsessed with fireworks… please… please… I’l like you on facebook and become a crazy obsessed fan… please… okay? Oh and…. we have both never been out on New Years before… and we 20 years old… (strict families if you may), but wining something like this will allow them to let us go out… (you know how much Indians like to win)

such a lovely site.. (I am not sucking up..)

Zimkhitha says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

I am in for Oh I have quite a story to tell. I planned an amazing trip to the rural beaches of Eastern Cape with my long distance boyfriend. We booked accommodation and we talked about what we were going to see there. I even sent him pictures of the biggest pineapple in Bathurst and I was excited to show him a good time. A few days ago he called and sad sorry I met someone new. That’s changes everything. I booked flights eh booked accommodation so he got his money back. Kulula said no. It’s either you fly o change the dates. So I have a ticket from Jhb back to Cape Town early January and a quite new years eve at home with my parents. I refuse. I rather be here. I refuse to cry in a corner so posting pics of a fab party would be my way of saying Life goes on sucker.

Nuri says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Hi Daddy! I’m most definitely amped to see Prime Circle and Rob Van Vuuren!! Proudly South African baby!
Gosh this prize is PERFECT for me, why you ask? Been dating my bloke for 8yrs and I think I’m about ready to propose! Yes, I’m female, and I’ll be dropping down on 1 knee for my significant other. His THAT special I tell you! Come one! It’s the 21st century! :) and what better way to do it under the stars, on new years eve, in THE BEST CITY in the world, queue the fireworks 😉 It’ll be absolutely AWESOME & MEMORABLE for sure! Please please please have my back on this one, and together we can hopefully bring my macho man to tears :)

Carmelita says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Freshlyground nuh! I saw them perform live once, when they just started and talk about love at first sight!! I would soooo love a reunion. And I’m sure they’d like it too :)

Anne Ford says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

oh Hell can anyone top Grant Cohens story and very apt clever way of incorporating the artists names – well done bru – but dude – you may be in PRIME form…. but if ya wanna wake up FRESHLY ground the next morning – then you are BORING dude – thats not the way we do in CAPE TOWN – we party hard through the night and sleep in 2014.
These tickets sound ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS DARLING – us gals dont kiss ASS – sorry – we also dont KISS n tell. We just WANNA HAVE FUN FUN FUN!

Barry says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Wish me good luck to score some some prime circle seats for a Freshly ground performance with the Rudimentals.

Last new years I was in bed (in a tent) by 10 and asleep by about 1 – lets just say I got the new year off with a bang. Looking to up my game this time round and my partner in crime says the tent aint going to do it no more. Help! I need this one Savage!

shakira says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

This is the coolest thing since the SA world cup. Prime circle and freshly ground are going to show Cape Town the most amazing start to 2014. I would really love to have the opportunity to join their exciting programme. Please give me the tickets. Pretty please with a cherry on top and chocolate sauce all around it.

Dominique says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Honestly, it’s tough to decide which is the more awesome: getting to watch Prime Circle and GoodLuck bring the New Year in with some partying done right, or the blogger/ master daddy who is making it possible! (We all know it’s probably the latter ;))

New Years is one of my favourite nights of the year, and while Im always at the VnA to watch the fireworks, this year it’s time to up the ante and get in with the cool kids (you WILL be there, won’t you?)

It sounds like an absolute blast and another example of how Cape Town just gets it right. So be a champ and send an invite to the cool kids club this way: drinks are on me 😀

Abby says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Definitely The Rudimentals!

Prash says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Hey Savage !!!!!

I really need to win this I just proposed to my girlfriend and she said yes ,but I need it more so because iv been stationed out of Cape Town . So I need to treat her to something great before I leave especially since she loves Freshly Ground . I need your help badly .

Marcel Smit says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Cool People don’t beg.


Ryan says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

This is an excellent prize. I actually enjoy going to the waterfront on New Years Eve. Although to avoid the crowds we have managed to find a secret location that provides a perfect view of the fireworks, some music in the background and the chance to have your own picnic. All this while watching the masses mass about.

I enjoy all the bands. I’d pick Prime Circle for that rock energy vibe then Good Luck for some uplifting music and the Rudimentals for Mo’Fire(works). As for the Comedian (if I win) Rob van Vuuren. half the jokes he tells with his face so you have to be up close.

You have the chance to make this an extra special New Years! I can already see myself sailing away into 2014.

December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Mr Savage

Deciding on the South African band & comedian is probably the most challenging part of this competition.

Freshly Ground has to win. Not only because their really great at what they do but because Barack Biden Obama mentioned them in his speech at UCT earlier this year.

Martin Evans for being able to make a joke about South Africa’s beloved Nelson Mandela & Oscar Pistorius in one go. Then getting away with it.

Reason why those tickets should find themselves in my hands this year and the next. Brace yourself…

Last year I went with a friend and his girlfriend(Now separated) to the beach where we gazed upon the fireworks whilst drinking some bubbly(this was legal on that beach. Promise). After all the action dried up I informed them that its obvious that they will be having a good evening and that I should be dropped at he gay-district of Cape Town.
After spending seven years in the closet I realised that it was time to take on gay Cape Town. They say you have to go through the desert to reach the oasis.
Was dropped in front of the closed off gay-dsitrict. Walked up to the slightly intimidating bouncer to find out what the entrance fee will be. He replied R250. Reached down bravely into my pockets and got hold of R240. Thats all I had and asking for R10 in those parts at that time of night was not the wisest decision. Can only imagine what I would have to do for it. Probably go down and beg on my knees.

So, gay new years was cancelled. Waited for my friends to come and pick me up at the closest Mc Donalds. Which I found to be the one at the V&A Waterfront. The burger was dry.

Wherever New Years is happening for me this year I hope will be better than the night in Mc Donald’s.

Remondy kabura says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

I’d be so stoked to see Freshlyground live for the first time. Been trying for years to see them at Sunset concerts in kirstenbosche but always too late for a ticket. My husband is planning on bringing in the New Year on the road as a cab driver which he has been doing for the past 3 years since we got married. Winning these tickets… The ONLY way to change his mind to spend NYE with me. We’ve never spent a single NYE together since we met 5 years ago. And we know how to start a party so u won’t be sorry if u pick me :-)

Grant Cohen says:
December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Woooooo Hooooooo!!! Man that’s amazing!!

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