Flamjangled Tea Party in photos

Posted by Sarah Duff on 19 March 2013

Colourful, eccentric and as sparkly as a sequin jacket, the Flamjangled Tea Party is my favourite summer music festival of them all.

Here’s why:

It’s one giant dress up party (with a competition for best dressed, which this year was won by a giant man-vulture)

It’s small (no queueing for beers or porta-loos)

There are lots of friendly hippies (with clean hair)

The green police blow whistles at anyone littering

There’s a group barn dancing lesson on Saturday night to Achy Breaky Hart

There’s the Miniscule of Sound, essentially a portaloo-sized cardboard box covered in tinfoil with a bouncer, dj, mirror ball and red carpet, which is the best club in the world (literally)

 

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It’s hard to describe this weekend of flamboyance, sequins and glitter in words, so I thought I’d do it in pictures instead.

Tent erection issues were forgotten after the first beer…

… And a dip in the dam

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After which it was time for the dancing to begin.

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Mixed in with a bit of acro-yoga…

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…And some hula hooping

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But it’s really the costumes that make Flamjangled stand out from the rest of the festivals. There were some amazing ones this year:

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The pirate look was a strong one for 2013

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No festival is complete without a guy playing a banjo

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I loved seeing Al Bairre live for the first time…

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…And barn dancing drunkenly along with hundreds of other inebriated festival-goers (who somehow seemed a lot more co-ordinated than me)

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But the highlight of my festival experience was dancing in the tiny Miniscule of Sound for hours with my band of pirates

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The Flamjangled Tea Party happens at Countermanskloof Wine Farm in Durbanville, a close 20 minute drive from Cape Town, every March.

Tickets this year ranged from R200 for Sunday to R400 for a full weekend pass.

Go to http://www.theteaparty.co.za/why/ for details of next year’s festival closer to the time.

 

 

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