Bae-ism: The Culture of “Love” among the Rich Kids of Northern Johannesburg

The SuburbanZulu

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There is something about partying on a Sunday night….

There is something thoughtlessly appealing about partying on a Sunday night that subtly evokes a spirit of rebellion in an individual. A carpe diem spirit. A “Y.O.L.O” (You Only Live Once) kind of attitude.
There is something about partying on a Sunday night that gives the rich black kids of the North another reason to feel deceivably invincible and to display dangerously indulgent and conspicuous behaviour.

It is 05:15- Sway Sandton Nightclub is about to shut down the party which celebrated the first anniversary of its weekly Sunday clubbing sessions. The ‘All Lovely Sundays’- colloquially known as ALS- has grown to be one of the most popular parties in Northern Johannesburg, by virtue of the fact that it affords one the ability to twerk and spend flatulently on a Sunday night as though it were a Friday. In fact, the magnitude…

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