Last Night I Was The Twat From Twitter!

Way back in 2006 both Walter and I got hooked on an American reality show called Rock Star Supernova. We share a love of rock music and watching a reality talent show that was based on this genre was just awesome for us. In our minds, there was one clear winner, Dilana! This chic is amazing. She’s gorgeous, super talented and has a voice like nothing you’ve ever heard before!

Here’s Dilana singing Jonny Cash’s Ring of Fire!

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When the show ended we searched iTunes to purchase her music and her tracks have remained in my favourites list on my iPod all these years.

Its safe to say I’m a fan, a HUGE fan! So you can imagine my excitement when last week we heard that Dilana is currently doing a tour of South Africa!

Being the fan that I am, I was totally stoked when I tweeted her last week and she followed me on Twitter! All week the excitement had been building over our plan to see her perform live at Liedjieboer last night!

Yesterday morning I tweeted my excitement at seeing her perform live and this is the conversation that followed:

Blessed Barrenness ‏@SharonVW

Beyond excited to kick it hard at the @Dilanarox show tonight with@Choffel! It’s going to be rad!

5 DecDilana Robichaux ‏@Dilanarox

@SharonVW @Dilanarox @Choffel YES!!! JA!!!!

5 DecChantal Wood ‏@Choffel

@Dilanarox @SharonVW Going to be rocking!! Looking forward to it, a round of tequila on us 😛

5 DecDilana Robichaux ‏@Dilanarox

@Choffel @Dilanarox @SharonVW now how can I turn down such an offer? Lol!

5 DecBlessed Barrenness ‏@SharonVW

@Dilanarox @Choffel We’re going to hold u to that round of tequila’s Dilana! 🙂

5 DecBlessed Barrenness ‏@SharonVW

@Dilanarox @Choffel Done deal!!! Tequila’s on us after the show!

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5 DecDilana Robichaux ‏@Dilanarox

@SharonVW @Choffel @Dilanarox haha! I DO love u S African CHIX!!!

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5 DecBlessed Barrenness ‏@SharonVW

@Dilanarox @Choffel & after a third round of tequila on us, will u love us enough to grant us a photo op? *crosses fingers*

5 DecDilana Robichaux ‏@Dilanarox

@SharonVW @Dilanarox @Choffel lol! Deal. But only AFTER the show. I gotta sing GREAT for you all 🙂

Walter’s night was made almost immediately when we arrived, Dilana was sitting at a table chatting with some people and when he walked past her, she stopped him to comment on his Motley Crue T-shirt. I swear, the dude couldn’t stop smiling after that brief conversation.

The opening bands started and we were totally blown away by Saving Silence. They are a local act we will definitely be watching out for and supporting! They are amazing. The vocalist has an amazing voice and the lead guitarist is beyond amazing.

Here is one of their tracks:

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They also were the back up band for Dilana’s performance and wow, all I can say is this woman has stage presence that is electric! The best part was that she kept her word and when we rushed the stage at the end of her 3rd song, baring the promised tequila’s, she instantly remembered our conversation and told the audience about the discussion we’d been having on Twitter earlier in the day.

Dilana & Saving Silence

 

Here are Chantal and I on a high after our stage rush:

Resized Sharon & Chantal

The show was amazing, with a mix of original music and covers. The funniest was the Dilana clearly has a talent for imitating other artists voices and when she did her own version of Die Antwoord, we were in hysterics!

After much table dancing, shouting and singing the show ended, all too soon and true to form Dilana came out and did a meet and greet where I got a chance to chat with her and wow, what a great, down to earth person she is.

Sharon & Dilana

Last night was everything I’d hoped it would be. It was great fun and amazing to watch such incredible talent. You can also get in on the action as Dilana and Saving Silence are on a mini tour of sorts, check out their tour dates here:

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And to end off, if you don’t go, this is what you’re missing:

One of my favourite original songs – Super Soul

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