The ‘New Normal’ is now here with us and will stay for some time as long as the Covid-19 pandemic is still here too. However, Ugandans are adjusting and learning to live with it now.
One of the sectors most hit by the pandemic has been the entertainment sector as gatherings have been banned to curb the spread of the deadly disease. This has forced events organizers and entertainers to switch to online concerts and shows, some of which have been successful so far.
One such event was much publicized and anticipated Blankets At Home online edition which was held yesterday as fun-loving Ugandans and music enthusiasts stayed glues to their gadgets the whole afternoon to catch up with the virtual party.
The colorful extravaganza attracted scores of party animals, music, and picnic lovers alike around Kampala city who joined in on the Blankets at Home online edition via https://live.fezah.com/ and other online channels like Youtube.
The virtual online concert was fueled with afro-beats “enjoyments” and had many glued to their gadgets and TV screens as they watched performances coming in from Uganda’s finest artistes like Vinka, Kenneth Mugabi, and BukaChimey.
Although the main man of the show Nigerian Joeboy real name Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa, was miles away, he did not disappoint as he serenaded his Ugandan fans effortlessly with his hit songs like Nobody, Love, All for you and many more as partiers took the time to share their fun Tusker Malt Music Lounge experience at home with their social media friends.
“As we watched the action online, Ugandans showed us that they can never fail at making the best of everything, and the fun was 100% real. We truly appreciate all the music lovers and loyal fans out there who were a part of this edition that brought the Tusker Malt Music Lounge experience into your homes,” said Cathy Twesigye, Brand Manager Tusker Malt.
It was all about sharing different experiences through photos and videos as friends kept each other updated on social media using hashtags to tell the story of the Blankets And Wines vibes they previously enjoyed at Lugogo Cricket Oval.
It was time to show off to whoever cared that Covid-19 is here but cannot stop the fun as they lounged in their backyards, balconies, and homes.
“The idea was to create something for the fans out there who would be in their comfort zone with their friends and give them that same experience that they would have gotten if they had actually come for the real Blankets and Wine, and it was beautifully executed,” Sandra Awili, House of DJs Digital Lead said.
Many fans of the picnic-style Blankets and Wine extravaganza have undoubtedly been starved for so long and are heavily anticipating the next edition of the biggest afro-music festival once public events and music concerts are approved to continue like before. But for now they will have to contend with the online versions.