Sh­washwi fluffs out tail feath­ers

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THE down­pour on Wed­nes­day night put a damper on Sh­washwi’s evening.

The smoul­der­ing heat of the day had yours truly fan­ta­sis­ing of a balmy night at the launch of Kag­iso Me­dia’s new chan­nel, Glow TV. Shep­stone Gar­dens in Houghton was turned into an Eastern par­adise fit­ting for the Eastern-in­spired en­ter­tain­ment chan­nel, said to fea­ture the same over­act­ing and drama as Tele­mu­ndo’s te­len­ov­e­las. Guests were treated to rosepetal hand washes and a per­sonal hand dryer in the shapely form of belly-naked ladies. Can you imagine the long queue of men? Bet they were won­der­ing how they could get a full body wash. Colour­ful feath­ers and drap­ings made the set­ting even more invit­ing, but that soon melted away, along with TV pre­sen­ter Gerry Els­don, who couldn’t let her sexy polka-dot num­ber get soaked when the flood­gates of heaven opened.

Oh the hor­ror of guests and Shwa try­ing to dodge the rain­drops that came gush­ing into the out­side en­ter­tain­ment set-up.

Poor MC Ri­aad Moosa had his work cut out for him try­ing to keep the guests from flee­ing to their cars. The co­me­dian calmed some down with his im­prov jokes, in­spired by the thun­der and light­ning. Even for­mer Miss South Africa Ker­ish­nie Naiker, one of the punted celebri­ties for the low-key launch, didn’t pitch be­cause the weather was just too much for her.

Given that her out­fits over the years have clearly been influenced by the Lit­tle Mer­maid, Shwa would have thought she’d love the wa­ter.

With the wannabe Bol­ly­wood dancers bust­ing moves out in the rain, plus meatless canapés, Shwa de­cided to high­tail it out of there.

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