This one is for the local ‘Cape Towners’ – doing it SA stylies…

Is Long Street Dead?

Being a Jozi girl – having relocated in August 2003 to Cape Town, I immediately fell in love with the Mother City.

Not only did the international-style cosmopolitan lifestyle appeal to me, but the many different gems situated all along Long street solidified the fact I made the right decision to move to this beautiful city.

Back in the day (talking 2003 now), we were lucky enough to have a vibrant and energetic centre of town – which became our playground at night.

I remember Friday nights, The Lounge – under the guidance of Hip Hop heavy weights, DJ Hamma and DJ Raiko – Fridays at The Lounge was indeed the golden era – especially of the Cape Town Hip Hop scene.

Reminiscent of family get-togethers – sans the crazy uncle each of us have in our families – The Lounge was about like-minded people coming together each week to celebrate the joy of music and to basically just let our hair down and boogie the night away.

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