Ragers ready to go crazy

2014-11-29 00:00

BALLITO is awash with tank tops, bikinis, flip-flops and martinis as the 2014 Matric Rage begins this weekend.

The normally composed beach town was filled with excited “Ragers” keen for the week of non-stop partying ahead.

From scenes of just legs dangling out of moving cars, to young women tanning on the beaches, this year’s Rage festival seemed to be already well under way when Weekend Witness visited yesterday.

Offloading cases of alcohol and stocking up on condoms, the Ragers made sure they were well prepared for the event.

Skye Neumenn (19) from Glenwood, who finished writing his exams on Wednesday, said he planned on not sleeping.

“We came to the Rage because it is a free reason to get f**ed up.

“We have stocked up on condoms. We have condoms, and the Viagra,” he said.

“It is going to be a heavy nine days of thrills.”

Dion Jacobs (20) from Glenwood, who matriculated two years ago, but was at Rage with his friends, said: “We are here to get together, get tanned, see girls and have fun with the ous.

“We have so much alcohol. Let’s just say there is no food in the fridge, there’s just alcohol.”

Suzette Cronjé (40) from Mpumalanga accompanied her son to Ballito to see that he was well looked after and that he behaved himself.

“I said ‘the only way you will be able to make the Matric Rage is if I am going with you’.

“I expect it to get loud and very drunk, but he will be manageable because there are proper rules and regulations.”

“I’m confident everything is going to work out smoothly,” Cronjé said.

Jessica de Wet (18), who travelled from Cape Town, said she was ready to party and recover.

“There is going to be lots of Four Cousins,” said De Wet.

“It is going to be party, recover and get a tan, beach, party, beach, party then beach, party.”

Nicole Wocke (18) said that Rage is what got her through her exams.

“We finished exams on Wednesday, thank goodness,” she said.

“I plan on having as much fun as I can before we have to go home.

“My parents are expecting SMSes and pictures 24/7.

“We have not done anything like this before and this is the first time away from our parents, so it’s 10 days away and seven girls in a house,” Wocke added.

• raisa.soodyal@witness.co.za

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