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Gingers Love Synergy

by Andy Davis and Bianca Fernandes / 24.11.2010

Hating on Gingers is pretty much the only acceptable avenue of racism left open to the modern world… and thanks to the good people at an organisation called Heart Gingers, that door is being slammed. Soon you won’t be able to use terms like ginger ninja, ranga or red Elvis without being hauled before the Human Rights Commission. In the spirit of loving the fireheads the good people at Heart Gingers have teemed up with Synergy and are literally dishing out 60 free tickets to redheads. All you have to do is send us a pic of your pubes! Nah only kidding.

All you really have to do is send your contact details to heartgingers@gmail.com, along with a photo of your beautiful ginger-self.

We spoke to Heart Gingers founder and anti-redhead activist Dean ?

How did this come about?

Well recently in the public there’s has been a lot of negativity surrounding Gingers particularly from Gareth Cliff and the online world. As Gingers we thought enough is enough.

Why did you start Heart Gingers?

HeartGingers came from the thought that we could put a positive spin on all this negativity. Let’s change this hatred and discrimination towards gingers and get people behind gingers, cheering them along. Gingers are people too and they do have feelings. We try our best not to be too serious, while still staying strong to the Ginger cause.

Why Synergy particularly?

We tried other festivals but Synergy were extremely accommodating and just seemed like a perfect fit. Thousands of rockers being exposed to the power of the ginger. I mean what more could we want. They would also have been exposed to the recent negativity from Gareth on 5fm. So what a perfect opportunity to change their perceptions and opinions.

Something Extra?

We have been on 5fm and HeartFM promoting the movement and creating awareness about ginger discrimination. We’ve recorded a ginger song (check it out on our Facebook page) and Stimorol has donated 40 000 orange mint gums to the cause.


And in case you’ve forgotten Synergy Live is like a huge live festival mixing live and electronic music in the picturesque surrounds of Boschendal Wine Farm. What we’re wondering is whether hippies and trance-heads can pull off a big rock festival. Basically it’s 3 days, bands, booze and carnies. The usual. But what does Synergy have to offer above the other Cape Town music festivals. Well say hello to the Techno stage and Electro dome that have to up the ante and be better than last years blowout. Especially after this year’s Red Bull Peanut at Rocking The Daisies. Then there’s a wide variety of music on offer; from all the local heroes to the headline UK pop punk mainstreamers, Feeder. The LMG stage will deliver the more underground Capetonian bands. Then there’s a fairground – always fun to reminisce your childhood while drunk. Synergy is really a rock festival who hooked up with a trancey chick from Hout Bay. There’s just one day to go.

If you’re not a ginger but still want free tickets, we at Mahala don’t discriminate. Just hit us up here and say please.

*Go to Synergylive.co.za for all the info.
** Get your ticket at Webtickets.

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