The Cape Town concert is now just over a week away and the natives are twitching with mounting anticipation. To add to the excitement, the organisers have released a seven page gig guide full of facts and figures relating to the concert.
You can view and download the My CokeFest 2008 Gig Guide here.
Matt Bellamy brazenly attempts to steal artwork from secure gallery
Amongst other bits of information, it reveals that Muse will be the penultimate act of the night, before handing the stage to headliners KORN, at which point we can all head Sheffield wendy fan-like early towards the car parks. (Unless they promise to do Freak On A Leash, obviously)…
Interestingly, the organisers have gone out of their way to accentuate the environmental attributes of the concerts, one of which is:
The compost derived from the organic refuse will be used to plant more than 400 fruit trees at disadvantaged schools to offset the carbon emissions generated from the concerts.
Which sounds just great until you read that:
200 international guests flew approximately 2.5 million airmiles en route to South Africa.
Which (assuming carbon emissions of 0.177kg/mile for long haul flights), I calculate has generated about 443 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
Therefore, each fruit tree has to offset about 1.1 tonnes of CO2.
That’s going to be hard work for your average newly planted fruit tree, since according to erasecarbonfootprint.com:
6 twenty-five year old pine trees absorb 1 tonne of CO2
Seriously mycokefest, if you’re going to make an effort, at least make it a decent effort. That’s pathetic!
(But thanks for bringing Muse over to SA).
See you next Monday.