Jozi boys take it to the Dunes and the Streets for Rammstein
|They might not seem like your typical Rammstein fans but Mongezi Mtati (Managing Director of WordStart a new word of mouth agency) and Peter Pele (Computer Engineer, Entrepreneur, Embedded Software Engineer & Debauchee) will go to extremes to get their hands on backstage passes to the Johannesburg concert on 11 February 2011|
In their own word’s “We’re two darkie mo'fos from Vosloorus who are willing to do what it takes to get tickets (make that backstage passes) for the Rammstein concert.”
After realising the tickets were sold out, this intrepid duo set out on a mission to run a social experiment with the aims of getting them backstage with their favourite German band. To prove their commitment they braved the Benoni mine-dumps for lessons in sand-boarding, and stood bedraggled in torrential downpours at the side of major roads handing out lollipops to spread their message.
I asked why they’re so determined to get up close and personal with Rammstein when it would probably have been easier to get their hands on U2 tickets, Mtati replied, “After following music and art, we found Rammstein to be more expressive in their music and what they stand for. There is heavy-metal, then Rammstein who are a category by themselves. Apart from the challenge of them singing in German, and us having to search for translations, they put the same level of professionalism into their art, as you would expect from your brain surgeon.”
They have been campaigning online and have 160 members of their Help Mongezi and Peter Get Tickets for the Rammstein South Africa Show group on Facebook and via @JoziRammstein on Twitter.
Time will tell whether or not they’re successful in their quest. So far they’ve been offered tickets for U2 and the Hansa Legends in the Making Concert. So what can you do to help the cause? Spread the word to your inner circle, join their group and follow them on Twitter – it’s for a good cause – it’s for the music.
Written by Lindsay Grubb - L Communications
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