With Oppikoppi Odyssey approaching at rapid speed, and with tension building all around us, we can only get excited as hell for the festival! It’s around the dusty corner, and prawns from in and around South Africa are already busy stocking up and giving their livers a pep talk. With this in mind, we thought we should ask a few Oppikoppi festival-goers a couple of questions about the festival, and delve into some of their past experiences.

If you’ve been to Oppikoppi, you should already know Poena. He’s the guy passed out in an unstable chair at eight in the morning, chilling in the middle of the road with a ‘For Sale’ sign dangling from his neck. He holds a record for being in the naughty bin at Oppikoppi each and every year, and he even fell through the papier-mâché wall in the wine area.
Poena Oppikoppi
We took some time out of our festival preparations to ask him a few questions about Oppikoppi Odyssey!

1. Out of all the years you’ve been to Oppikoppi, which one was your favourite?

– Sexy Crooked Teeth

2. Do you have any tips for people wanting to get lucky in the
bushveld? We are aware you’ve had a few incidents involving genitalia being rubbed together…

– Wees op die uitkyk vir dronk girls wat net wil party, jeans moet gate hè, veral bo… en maak seker jy het nie ‘n buddy in jou tent as jy haar binne vergesel nie, awkward moment… en onthou die effi’s boys (as jy die kans kry moet jy klaar maak)

3. Which band would you most like to have a few beers with at Oppikoppi this year, and why?

– Wel Fokofpolisiekar gaan nie daar wees nie 🙁 … in daai geval Van Coke Kartel, vir baie redes waarvan Francois van Coke een van hulle is, almal weet teen nou al.. hulle musiek is befok!!

4. What’s the one thing you will never forget to bring to the festival?

– My kaartjie!!! Sonder hom gaan daar niks brannas vloei soos die apies rivier na ‘n leker reën sesie, daar gaan nie musiek wees wat jou ingewande mal maak nie en daar gaan nie ‘n vuur wees waar jy en al jou pele om sit en die wysie van “Poes dronk” oor en oor sing nie…

5. If you had no choice but to participate in the naked mile this year, what would your full proof plan consist of for winning the event?

– Wel ek sal slim wees en gaan tien teen een dronk wees soos die ander.. ek sal tequila uitdeel aan almal wat gaan deelneem, sal hulle sè dit werk! Dan sal ek die eerste 500 meter rustig draf en van daar af elke 100 meter sprint, 20 meter draf om weer asem te skep en dan weer 100 meter sprint.. so aanhou.. wenner!!!

6. Coffee or another beer when waking up at Oppikoppi? Explain.

– Bier!!!!!! Koffie stel nie jou babelas uit nie en maak jou net naar!! ‘n Yskoue bier doen die trick, jy voel weer happy, babelas is weg en jy soek al musiek en is gereed vir die dag!! Koffie is vir ou mense en plante…

7. Lastly, do you have any advice for first-time Oppikoppi
attendees?

– Ja jis… jy moet weet waarvoor jy jouself inlaat, gaan Google eers die shit! As jy by daai hek ingaan dan bly die wereld buite, hy is nie genooi nie.. Moenie vir fights soek nie, respect die polisie en moenie die bome gebruik vir vuurmaak hout nie..

Ps. Moenie by jou campsite langs die vuur uitpaas nie, bad things happens to good people…
Poena

We would like to thank Poena for his time and advice regarding Oppikoppi! Oppikoppi will be from the 7th to 9th of August this year. If you happen to see Poena at the festival, give him a high five, and a drink… and he sure to help him up.