2012.11.30 – Synergy Live Festival, Cape Town, South Africa

Date: 30th November 2012
Event: Synergry Live Festival
Venue: Theewaters Sports Club
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africe
Support: see timetable

Tracklist:
1. World’s On Fire
2. Breathe
3. Jetfighter
4. Omen
5. Poison
6. Thunder (Dubstep)
7. Voodoo People
8. Firestarter
9. Action Radar Link
10. Run With The Wolves
11. Spitfire / Spitfast
12. Omen (Reprise)
13. Invaders Must Die
14. Diesel Power Beats
15. Smack My Bitch Up
Encore:
16. Take Me To The Hospital
17. Their Law
18. Out Of Space

Extra info:
Main stage timetable:
17.00 – 17.45 Nomadic Orchestra
18.00 – 18.45 Future Primitives
19.00 – 19.45 Peachy Keen
20.00 – 20.45 Desmond & The Tutus
21.00 – 21.45 Beast
22.00 – 22.45 The Narrow
23.00 – 00.30 The Prodigy

Highlights by Laura McCullagh:
Unlike with 2010 and 2011’s Synergy headliners (Feeder and BRMC respectively), I’ve never been a huge fan of the Prodigy and my knowledge of their music doesn’t extend far beyond the 90s. Still, they’re huge and the anticipation and hype in the crowd was infectious.
I found myself next to a guy who’d seen them in the UK some years ago, he explained their live set-up to me – the three core band members (Liam Howlett behind the laptop and MCs Keith Flint and Maxim Reality up and down the stage) as well as a live guitarist/bassist and drummer.
The set-up was exactly that, and it worked really well. Flint and Maxim really hyped up and engaged with the crowd, it was awesome, and the guitarist, Rob Holliday, was one of the most legitimately rock-n-roll-looking musicians I’ve ever seen (turns out he has quite the pedigree too, having played most notably with Marilyn Manson).
Apparently Synergy 2012 boasted the largest sound rig ever at a South African festival, and it really showed – it got to the point where the bass hitting and resonating in my chest made me feel like throwing up, it was uncomfortable, but, crazy as it sounds, it wasn’t an entirely unpleasant feeling.

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