It started with a stage-dive and before you new it Gerald was covered in smoke and orange lighting with girls climbing over to the stage to shake their bones with the man himself.
Up the Creek was hot as ever, but as usual it is a perfect festival with friendly people floating on the river. Gerald was set to play on the Thursday evening and I couldn't wait. My watch said ten and the Afroman was ready with a few fresh backing faces – looking mean and ready to rock. I say rock, becuase even though Gerald is known for his rustic take on the blues, this show was more than that. His performance at Up the Creek blew us away, it was loud, it was groovy, and everyone felt the unmistakeble talent in front of them.
His set at the fest was one of the first introductions of his newest album for this year and he will be promoting it acrcoss SA this year. Highly praised and recommended, you should try and catch Gerald Clark live.