Joshua Kempen and Gil Hockman kicked off proceedings by entertaining the early arrivals with their soothing folk music, setting the tone for an easy-going Sunday. Hockman, who played at the very first Boosh, played his last show in South Africa before returning to Germany.
Bass player for Desmond and the Tutus Nic Dinnie is also the front man for a band called Float Parade, a talented group of musicians who brought their groovy, indie-blues sounds to Boosh. Their long instrumental songs were remarkable and they even covered songs by pop icons Rihanna and Daft Punk.
Next up was Crystal Park, a slower, country-blues band. A surprising addition to the Boosh line-up was Fuzigish. The energetic punk rockers drew a substantial crowd, nearly filling the entire swimming pool. Their set had people jumping around right from the very first song which unsurprisingly led to a wild mosh pit, leaving a number of sweaty, exhausted individuals in its wake.
Shortstraw closed off the show as the sun went down and the swimming pool crowd ebbed and flowed to the familiar sounds of the established indie rockers who never seem to disappoint.
From its humble beginnings in Greenside to the Zoo Lake bowls club and now a swimming pool, Boosh has grown into a hugely successful event and will certainly be a regular occurrence in the future.
Image: Boosh 26 Facebook page.