Snapshot: Die Antwoord trufans, Los Angeles, Oct. 17, 2010

Jen and Bruce, Die Antwoord trufans, at last night's show in Los Angeles at The Music Box. The show was fierce, and so were the fans. I didn't get any good snaps of all the people wearing fake animals on their heads, in homemade ode to Yo-Landi's Evil Boy video "coat of rats," but holy cats: so many furries! Thanks to all the Boing Boing readers who said hi, too—what a super fun night that was. And if you're the guy I inadvertently gave a black eye to while moshing: ewps, yo.

New album's here. Tour date list is here. Seriously, if you're in any of these cities, you have to go see this band live. Such a phenomenal live show. Also: They'll be performing on Jimmy Kimmel this Wednesday, Oct. 20.


  1. went to the show at the independent in SF friday night.

    And for all the people curious, yes, yolandi did flash her pubic hair 2 times.

    Other memorable moments:
    ninja diving into the audience 5 times
    pokemon costumes!
    extensive and essential flipping-off at the audience. telling us to go f*ck ourselves on several occasions
    um, pretty awesome

    1. Yup, many of the same antics in LA, with bonus mooning of the audience by Yolandi.

      Also, don’t know if this is the case for the whole tour, but bonus appearance of Jack Parow was quite awesome.

      And SO MUCH BASS that it was making my nose tickle.

      Totally. Freaking. Rad.

      1. Those lower frequency bass booms were CRAZY. A number of people were talking about it after the show. Reminded me of seeing Throbbing Gristle last year, and doubling over in pain/ecstasy from similar WHOOOMPs.

        I agree, Parow was a fun addition, it was as if they were really making an effort share some of the spotlight with fellow .za-based musicians. Good vibes.

  2. One of the best live shows I’ve ever been to! They were incredible live…so GLAD I got to attend. Dodged black eyes, got sprayed with water by Yo-Landi, and got to touch the Ninja…twice! Unfortunately, BLOK was horrible, really horrible.

    1. they are one of a kind. this is not sharpie, its skinny puff paint. i painted them by hand for me and my BF to FULL FLEX!!! the jackets took two weeks to make, because they paint had to dry. i dont recomend sharpie because it fades and soaks in. its also toxic. this paint is special, permanent, and totally textured. FULL FLEX!!!

      1. righteous! big ups on the home-creativity. was thinking of screen printing something similar myself…

  3. i have to say, i have been all about this meme since it started earlier this year… went to the show in Portland on the 14th… was very disappointed. They were great while they were on, but they only were on stage for about 45 minutes, which for a live show is about half the minimum for me to consider it worth my time, it took me long to get to the show then they played for crying out loud. It was however nice to see them in person, they are larger then life which has a very disorienting effect in person.

  4. I was there at their LA show on Sunday night. (Also got to see them play their first show in LA, ever, at the El Rey in July. That was way fucking RAD, also!) I was wearing my home-made lab mutant rat that I attached to my 25 cent orange Puerto Vallarta hat. ( I said ‘hi’ to you, Xeni, but you were kinda cold to me, to my disappointment. I told you I was a big fan of yours and Boing Boing. I thought you would at least gimme props for my hat. But, fuck it. An actor dude I then met from “ER” told me not to take it personally, because you probably get approached by fans all of the time. Yallah…

    The show was beyond Zef, for sure. Got spit on by Yo-Landi a few times and helped hold up Ninja when he would jump on us sweaty Zeflings. :)

    Peace from an LA homegirl. \m/

    1. Your link doesn’t work.

      I don’t remember that at all. I was just trying to enjoy the show with my pals, and I don’t feel comfortable in large crowds. I’m sorry that I failed to salute you for your excellent homemade hat, that sounds pretty rad. Thank you for saying hi, and for reading Boing Boing.

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