The Graeme Watkins Project Live at the V&A Waterfront
I arrived at the V&A Waterfront around lunch time, when I was meant to be there at only 6pm to watch The Graeme Watkins Project. I went with my friend, Monica and her mom, Mary-Anne and as we walked to the amphitheater, we noticed that it was already quite packed with people! We managed to find spot right in front by the stage though.As we sat down, we turned around and saw Graeme Watkins by his family. Monica and I went to say hello to him and we got to get a picture with him. He knew who Monica was as she has been talking to him for a while and when I introduced myself to him, he said that he has seen me in pictures on Facebook with Monica. I was shocked when Graeme said he knew who I was. Haha! That was so cool. We saw the other band members (Matt, Rudo and Ryno) and chatted to them for a little bit. We went to sit back by our seats.
The Graeme Watkins Project came on stage and set up the sound system etc. When Ryno started playing his guitar, the speakers started making a hissing sound, Graeme told the people who were dealing with the sound and then Graeme did a pose like a snake, which was too funny! Monica and I got up and stood by the stage. When the band started playing their music, Graeme started to jump around and I must say, he is very much alive on stage. I was so happy when he sang “Blood shot Eyes”. It’s my favourite song off their album. Many people may have not been standing, but they were moving around in their seats.
After about 3-4 songs, Graeme asked if everyone can stand and dance, so everyone did. Monica’s mom came to us by the stage and we all danced. Graeme asked the audience to repeat after him with these words “Soldier on”. He came to Monica and I and sang “Soldier on” and then put the mic to me and I sang as well, he did it again and then went off going crazy on stage. It was really cool to watch The Graeme Watkins Project live on stage. It was a really great performance, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The other band members were also very much alive on stage, dancing from side-to-side to jumping up and down, it was a really great experience to see them on stage. They are a really awesome band! Monica and I danced to every song that was performed. To be honest, this was my very first time I have ever seen The Graeme Watkins Project perform live.
After their performance, my friend’s mom started the whole “We want more” and we all clapped screaming “We want more”. Ha! Monica’s mom even hit the wood part on the stage and then The Graeme Watkins Project came back on stage and performed one last song. After their performance, we chatted to the band members for a little while. Monica and I got a picture taken with the whole band together and then we all said goodbye and Mary-Anne, Monica and I went home.
I must say that I really enjoyed this day, it was one of the best days in my life!
(This picture was taken by me at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town)