Jeannie and I went to Moonstruck (I think that’s the name). It’s an annual beach concert to raise money for the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI like 911 for the shoreline). It’s coincides with the second full moon of the year. It was fun and I almost got Jeannie to dance (she didn’t feel well and wanted funk music). It was golden oldies. And we saw all these South Africans singing Queen, Abba, Beatles, Whitney Houston, Van Morrison, and whoever else. The main band did only American music. It was fun, and the sun set was spectacular. The people here think it’s the most beautiful city on earth. The opener was a marimba band, and they were excellent. They did actual South African songs.
Mbeki gave a State of the Nation address, but it was nothing spectacular. The question was whether he’ll have a lame duck presidency this last year. Most people didn’t like his speech because he didn’t mention the Scorpions (like the FBI) and what he would do with them. And he wasn’t as specific with targets and goals for all our issues (power, crime, HIV/AIDS) facing us at this moment.