It’s one of the most loved stories in South Africa and clearly the fans of the movie franchise are a very dedicated bunch! On Saturday afternoon, Times Media Films hosted an autograph signing session with Troye Sivan, Caspar Lee, Alex McGregor, Blessing Xaba and the rest of the Spud 3 stars in Nelson Mandela Square. As the hours passed and the news of their favourite stars being in town spread, the crowd numbers grew. I saw many tears, lots of screams and just an overwhelmingly positive response to the movie and its stars. Later that night, the Spud 3 stars hit up the premiere in Sandton, and again the fans turned up in their numbers. I instigated a bit, by getting Troye, Sven, Caspar and Travis to get the fans revved up and screaming… Naturally the obliged and naturally their fans reacted positively.
Step aside Justin Bieber, the YouTube sensations are in the building and ready to shine! I’ve got some videos to post too, but here are some pictures from the premiere and autograph signing.
As I told you yesterday, the WE RUN Jozi event is coming up this Sunday. There will be road closures affecting the Sandton and Alexandra areas, so if you’re around there and you aren’t running take note of the following:
Road closures will be in effect in the Sandton and Alexandra area from 06:00 until 24:00 on Sunday. The race will start at 09:00 on Katherine Street in Sandton, traverse into Alexandra, Wynberg and finish on the M1 highway south, northbound carriageway.
Roads affected include:
M1 North Closure from Grayston to Marlboro turn-off : 00h00 to 16h00, 7 October 2012
M1 Northbound on-ramp closure : 00h00 to 16h00, 7 October 2012
Katherine Street North bound lane from the corner of West up to Grayston Bridge : 00h00 to 11h00, 7 October 2012
Katherine Street North bound lane from the corner of West up to Barlow Park : 06h00 to 13h00, 7 October 2012
Katherine Street South bound will become a dual carraige lane : 00h00 to 11h00, 7 October 2012
Grayston Road, traffic interference from Grayston Bridge to M1 on-ramp : 00h00 to 11h00, 7 October 2012
Marlboro on-ramp South will be closed sporadically to allow runners to cross onto M1 (rolling closure) : 09h00 to 12h00, 7 October 2012
Pretoria Main Rd North bound between Florence and Marlboro Drive closure 06h00 to 14h00, 7 October 2012
Pretoria Main Rd South will become a dual carraige way : 06h00 to 14h00, 7 October 2012
Expect heavy traffic around Innesfree Park and surrounding area : 00h00 to 16h00, 7 October 2012
Registered runners are encouraged to park at Gautrain Station in Sandton, Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton Convention Center in the Sandton CBD and walk down West Street to enter the “race stacking area” at the corner of West Street and Rivonia Road.
Runners can make use of the shuttle service from Innesfree Park to the Gautrain Station in Sandton post-race. The shuttle fee is R10.00 per person.
Today scores of South Africans descended on the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, Johannesburg to remember the late great Michael Jackson. Celebs like Gareth Cliff and DJ/VJ Fix were among those who attended and boy oh boy was it awesome to see. Check out some of the highlights below:
The Repertoires banging it up. They were incredible, damn!
What a star… little kid trying his hand at the Moonwalk dance… what a champ!
Michael Jackson is a legend. Despite all the negative press he’s received in recent years, you cannot doubt his talent as a singer, as a performer… as an icon! Michael Jackson, Rest In Peace!
To all my readers in Jozi- if you’re a fan of the late Michael Jackson, listen up. This Friday we’re remembering him in the best possible way… by doing a MASSIVE MOONWALK! Details are as follows:
Dance like Mike, Dress like Mike! Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton City. Bring old clothes and blankets for charity and do the moonwalk between 1 & 2pm. It’s gonna be wicked, let’s remember the legend and do it for a good cause… come play!
For more info contact:
Moonwalktribute@gmail.com or 0832409005