Fun-filled event cel­e­brates Hal­loween

Lesotho Times - - Entertainment - Mo­halenyane Phakela

THE Na­tional Univer­sity of Le­sotho cam­pus will this week­end host an ar­ray of fun-filled ac­tiv­i­ties to cel­e­brate Hal­loween.

Hal­loween is a cel­e­bra­tion ob­served in a num­ber of coun­tries on 31 Oc­to­ber. Hal­loween ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude trick-or-treat­ing, cos­tume par­ties, play­ing pranks and visit­ing haunted at­trac­tions.

Dubbed “Run For Cover Week­end”, the two day event will kick­start on Satur­day with a paint­ball game dur­ing the day fol­lowed by a mu­si­cal show in the evening. The paint­ball game will con­tinue on Sun­day.

Paint­ball is a game in which play­ers elim­i­nate op­po­nents from play by hit­ting them with dye­filled, break­able, oil and gelatin paint­balls, or pel­lets, usu­ally shot from a “paint­ball marker”.

Dur­ing the Satur­day evening show, artists such as Juvy, Trybs, El’asla, Lym and Box Fr3sh among oth­ers are lined up to en­ter­tain the crowd.

Rev­ellers will also get a chance to smoke the hookah, col­lo­qui­ally

He said the same line-up will per­form in Botswana in De­cem­ber with more shows ex­pected next year.

He also said the 2014 event was no more than a pi­lot project and this time they would “go big”.

“We failed to se­cure a tra­di­tional mu­sic act known as a hub­bly bub­bly or an okka pipe.

The fi­esta is be­ing or­gan­ised by events out­fit Close Up, whose rep­re­sen­ta­tive Khotso Se­mat­lane from Le­sotho as those we tried to book took time to re­spond but we hope that when the show re­turns to Botswana there will be some­one to rep­re­sent Le­sotho’s tra­di­tional mu­sic.

“Since the aim is to create a mar­ket for artistes on both sides, we hope to stage these shows every month, in­ter­chang­ing be­tween told the Week­ender it was meant to com­mem­o­rate Hal­loween.

“The Satur­day event was ba­si­cally in­tended to be a Blue Christ­mas (Hal­loween) party only with the two coun­tries.

“The next edi­tion will be a gospel ex­change show early next month and in fu­ture Jazz mu­sic will also be fea­tured,” he said.

Sabone said with time the shows would be recorded on DVDS which would be sold and broad­cast on tele­vi­sion to ben­e­fit the artistes. mu­sic, hub­bly bub­bly and funny cos­tumes,” he said this week.

“But we later re­alised that other peo­ple may not make it on Sun­day for the paint­ball games hence the de­ci­sion to fea­ture the ex­treme game on both days.”

He said the event was a fun way to en­joy the out­doors and break the monotony of the usual en­ter­tain­ment ac­tiv­i­ties.

“Out­doors are a per­fect way to do away with the stress and de­pres­sion as­so­ci­ated with ev­ery­day life and an escape from the usual of­fer­ings of the en­ter­tain­ment scene in the Moun­tain King­dom,” said Se­mat­lane.

“Get­ting in touch with na­ture helps re­fresh the mind and to get a per­fect start to the new week.”

He also revealed that they had been host­ing events of that na­ture since last year.

“This is the third edi­tion of our out­door ac­tiv­i­ties. Our plan is to host two each year but we only held one last year which was our de­but edi­tion.

“We have ar­ray of ad­ven­tur­ous ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing camp­ing, hik­ing and hookah ex­pos but just chose to host paint­ball this time. We will be of­fer­ing at­ten­dees the gear to wear dur­ing the games so that the paints do not dam­age their cloth­ing,” Se­mat­lane said.

PAINT­BALL is one of the ac­tiv­i­ties of the week­end.

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