School's out for matrics ready to Rage into the night
Durban eyes bonanza with 17,500 heading for annual festival
With the stress of final exams behind them, thousands of matriculants have started blowing off steam - and blowing thousands of rands - at matric Rage parties this weekend.
The annual event kicked off in Durban yesterday, with events planned at clubs, hotels and at the party hub, Kings Park Stadium, which will host the Sound Factory event. But it's a jol that doesn't come cheap.
Parents have forked out thousands for their children to let their hair down at the weeklong festival, with packages ranging from R800 to the R4,500 top-end VVIP ticket. The "black passport", limited to 750 people, is sold out. It gives holders access to private lounges with bars and welcome drinks.
One of the teens with the uber-pricey ticket, Toni Lorraine of Alberton, said that apart from the R4,500 for the passport, her mother would also be giving her R600 a day.
"I can't wait to meet new people," she said. "I'm looking forward to the late nights and going to pool parties. As a teenager we all know what Rage is mostly about: alcohol, drugs and sex.