Center Stage: South Africa Tour Day 3
Today was a free day to explore Cape Town on our own. Many of the men of the Glee Club caught up on some much needed sleep and spent the afternoon in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, while many of the Glee Club friends and family took advantage of the optional excursion to the Cape, which today is synonymous with the art of winemaking. It included a visit to a winery in Stellenbosch, located just 55 km to the east of Cape Town. It's also the home of Stellenbosch University, one of South Africa's leading institutions which boasts more than 25,000 students.
The excursion also included a visit to a winery in Franschhoek, which is Dutch for "French corner." Franschhoek is a small town in the Western Cape Province and is described by many as the "food and wine capital" of South Africa.
That evening, the Glee Club friends and family eagerly awaited for the start of the concert, which was held at the Cape Town City Hall. Nelson Mandela made his first public appearance on the outdoor balcony of the hall after his release from prison.
The Glee Club concert opened with the unique sounds of the Red Dazzlers. A special thank you to the Red Dazzlers for sharing their tremendous talents!
After the Red Dazzlers took a bow, the men surrounded the crowd of more than 300 in the hall.
The Purdue Varsity Glee Club takes the stage for the very first time on the continent of Africa.
Senior Corey Lee sends the audience a little L-O-V-E.
Junior Adam Nagy serenades a new friend.
The Glee Club men shows off their personalities on the 'Mississippi Squirrel Revival.'
Junior Jeremy Chance brings the tradition of the Glee Club carnation to South Africa.
Sophomore Jim Giberson gives a big Glee Club thank you to Edward Bantjes for helping organize our Cape Town performance.
Linette de Kock is also recognized for her help in promoting our concert throughout Cape Town.