Sunday, October 26, 2008
RITD was owned by Anton, a friend of mine, met years previously in a London backpackers and it was the coolest musie venue/pool bar/pizza joint in Capetown in the late 90s!
I worked for him some nights behind the bar in the downstairs music venue, where local bands played. (some great, others not-so great) It was THE place to hear the local talent and the beginning place of many bands.
Other nights I worked in the late-night pizza joint. It was rudimentary but I made the best pizzas, so I was told. Many people would come on my off night asking for a "Helen special"! LOL!
The Helen special was garlic, pineapple, hot peppers, mushrooms and onions, if I remember correctly.
As far as I knew it was the only place (in the late 90s.) where all people of different walks of life would mingle mostly in harmony.
This is a photo of the main cleaner, Nohoko, after a night of "spring cleaning"!
at 12:46 PM