Fun-filled event celebrates Halloween
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.