A Hot Day Out at Aliwal Urban Art Festival
We downed the remnants of our iced coffees and rose to follow the moving crowd. Already, I was regretting the outfit I’d chosen for an all-day event under the sun: An all-black ensemble even Ozzy Osbourne would have thought twice about.
Perhaps he’d had enough of my comments of ‘Oh my goth, it’s so cute,’ and decided it was best he worked alone.
The announcement drowns out the music playing as a DJ invites turntable beginners and enthusiasts to try their hands at beat mixing and scratching. Event-goers hurry on stage and take their place next to the best turntablists from E-TracX, one of the most established DJ schools in Asia.
Seemingly appearing out of nowhere, a friend bellowed in my ear as he joined my party of one. Hafidz soon reappears, furiously tugging at his shirt collar in a failed attempt to cool himself down. Wiping at the sweat forming above his lips, he gestures towards the growing crowd outside the Aliwal Multi-purpose hall.