I went last night and loved it! To be honest, when I read the advert for it, I wasn’t too excited. Scottish men and bagpipes? Not sure if that’s my thing. But I decided to check it out anyway and I really, really enjoyed it.
What is Tattoo, you ask? Basically it is an exhibit of SA’s culture through music and dance.
There are 9 different acts, ranging from Irish Dancers, to Harley Davidson riders, to a 180 piece band! My favourite act was an International gymnastic performing group from Denmark. The team consists of 31 gymnasts aged 10-21 and they were unbelievably talented. The 10 year old boy was such a cutie! I usually get bored watching the same group of people perform different dances, but this was totally different. Each act was completely different with new people and new uniforms which kept the show lively and upbeat.
I loved that it ended with the singing of the National Anthem- created a really “feel good” vibe. The open air theatre at Montecasino created a lovely ambiance. Pity about the cold! Some people around us had blankets- I think this is a great idea if you are planning to go. Also pack some snacks and coffee in a flask, as you are allowed to bring your own drinks into the theatre.
To book, you can visit www.computicket.co.za. Check out www.satattoo.co.za for more info.
Here are some pics of what you can expect. If you were planning to attend tonight, please note that tonight’s show has been cancelled due to the severe weather. I’ve added the press release at the end of this post.