This past weekend we went to Jazz on the Rocks at Tietiesbaai. It is on the West coast just passed Paternoster. I do not like jazz music, but my husband does and his sister got us tickets. Surprisingly it was a very nice event. They were very well organized, according to my sister-in-law who went previously, this was the most organized they have ever been.
You park about 3-5km’s from the beach from which and get picked up by a bus that takes you to the beach. On the beach you make yourself comfortable. There is a big stage set up on the rocks but you can hardly see anyone or anything that happens on the stage unless you wander into the ice-cold water. The vibe is very nice, people are well behaved and respectful and the kids roam and play free whilst the adults relax.
Since you can hardly see what happens on the stage, some of the artist come and mingle with the crowd after their set, which was nice. The food is cheap…crayfish tails for R10 each, sausage rolls for R15, curry for R40. People are accommodating and the toilets are clean.
The music goes on till late at night and we did not take warm clothes so by 7pm moms and kids left and the dads stayed. I usually avoid these types of events like the plague because I do not like drunk, rowdy crowds, but I will definitely go again.