Keeping It Zef with Die Antwoord at the Houston House of Blues

There are some things in life that you develop a hunger to experience. It’s a kind of hunger that can’t be satisfied by reading articles, watching videos, or listening to other people’s stories. For me, one of those things was seeing Die Antwoord live. Their over-the-top aesthetic, disruptive videos, and absolute dedication to their personas had me fascinated since “Enter the Ninja.”

I didn’t get much of an opportunity to see them locally without going to a festival. So, I had to bide my time. Until this year, when Die Antwoord set a tour date at the Houston House of Blues. I don’t think I’ve purchased a ticket any faster in my life. Shots from my phone below.

The show was incredible, especially from as close as I got. I haven’t seen a performance delivered with that much energy… possibly ever. The combination of Ninja’s intensity and Yolandi’s sprightly attitude made for an exhilarating experience. There were even a few cute moments that highlighted the chemistry between the two. It’s easy to get caught up in the spirit of it all when they’re both constantly bouncing around and dancing across the stage. Though the crowd may have been a little too hyped. Ninja stopped the show a few times to address scuffles in the crowd.

Keep it classy, H-Town. We need acts like Die Antwoord to come back to Houston.