I can’t think of a better way to support and spread the awareness of Cancer treatment. Last night
marked the start of the Harley-Davidson Fearless Music Tour. In the line-up? Loki Rothman jamming
guitar like a ninja and Jack Parow blasting inappropriate heart-warming lyrics. Durban and Joburg –
don’t miss out today and on the 24th!
The event was hosted at Harley-Davidson Tyger Valley at the Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre. I can
understand how there is a whole culture built on these machines – the engines sent vibrations
through me as the kings and queens of the tarmac pulled up to the store and the bikes, lined up like
rugged soldiers outside, are beautifully crafted.
The store itself is a stylish shrine to the macho camaraderie that is the Harley-Davidson life. As we
moved our way through the crowd I started to regret never investing in tattoos and a black leather
jacket… I felt like I was in a scene from Sons of Anarchy complete with brandy and Coke, cigarette
smoke and bandanna-ed hulks. But there was no denying why everyone was here, there were
splashes of pink everywhere in support of the fight against breast cancer.
We were warmly greeted by the Greater Than team and even got a chance to chat with Juan
Mouton, the Marketing Manager for Harley-Davidson Africa, and the one and only Simon Fourie
from Bike SA! It took me a while to realise who I was looking at across the bar (complete with skull
beer taps by the way), having last read a BikeSA magazine a while ago. You would think that an ex-
public prosecutor, South African Formula One motorcycle championship winner and millionaire
would have an ego the size of a Harley but he was exceptionally down to earth, funny and a
surprisingly gentle soul (or is that my awe speaking?).
First on stage was Loki Rothman, guitarist and singer in his own right. He played such a variety of
music with such skill that the whole crowd was stomping their feet and cheering. And things only got
better from there when Jack Parow jumped on stage. You can tell musicians are talented when they
can improvise, tell jokes, dance and drink all at the same time and we were loving their energy and
enthusiasm not just for performing, but for the cause too.
Check out the following for more:
Twitter @hd_fearless and @harleyafrica
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