Pool Togetherby JR Onyangunga, images by Justin McGee / 07.12.2009
It was a touch of summer, abrasively opening up the gloomy weather with sunshine and a little touch of freshness from the Freshest Kid in Joburg aka Leslie Mampe aka Da LES. You might recognise this playa from the group Jozi. All we know is that he was throwing a pool party and we scored the VIP tickets for Mahala.
Now we’ve been noticing some big events around town lately, such as the critically acclaimed Pop Bottles and Caramel Sundaes. As I entered this joint I tried to put it all in perspective. It’s just another pool party with home made snacks and a malicious punch which everyone pretends is a cocktails and drinks it out of polystyrene cups.
This one was a strictly a compadre party (invites only), and a pre-event for something called, “Girls Gone Wild” also hosted by Da LES and DC Shoe Co. Isn’t that an American springbreak style soft porn company?
What a surprise when I walked by the entrance, and bumped this awesome lady who just wouldn’t stop smiling as if she was celebrating her birthday through out the whole month. It felt like I had stumbled into a dream. Some kind of mirage seeing all these beautiful girls cavorting around the pool.
And there were just a couple of gents, most of whom looked like they’d been hitting the ‘roids for a while before they hit the party. I was a little confused, was the sequel to 300 AD being shot in SA? Justin on my left whispered, “holy Jesus” on site of these beasts with astonishing ball slipping voices. I really think they were hired just to buff up the party a little, and I guess they could double as security.
Well the Spartans didn’t really cramp my groove. They actually were well mannered white boys with family problems amongst other offenses. Besides that, there was the mobile bar set up by Liquid Chefs, presenting possibly everything that can satisfy your thirst. Straights, cocktails, shooters with the shiza yama those nduna’s were cultivating.
One thing I just didn’t understand was the overwhelming sight of vanilla everywhere. Not to sure if Da LES has changed the flavour from chocolate to vanilla or was it just the chocolates were scared to get their weaves wet at the pool party.
Two men that stole the show was Da LES’s cousin, wearing Olympic swimming lycra pants, and this Dj Sergio who looks like Danny K in the Iron Man competition. Got to say they defiantly made those girls go wild.
At the end it was a fine afternoon. Hard to distinguish much from the wild boorish drinking that went down. Patrone being shot through a water gun aimed at bosoms and mouths, as if Ron Jeremy was closing down this chapter of the Girls Gone Wild Party.