Wet weather af­fects peren­nial mer­ry­mak­ers

Mu­si­cians opt for in­door venues

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Lifestyle/Crossword & Cartoons - Life­style Cor­re­spon­dent

THE cur­rent wet spell has af­fected sev­eral live show per­for­mance as well as damp­ened mer­ry­mak­ing for some peo­ple in the coun­try that want to party through­out the year.

Most open air joints that have be­come peo­ple’s favourites have been af­fected with mer­ry­mak­ers pre­fer­ring in­door venues.

This pub­li­ca­tion in­ter­acted with peo­ple that vowed to con­tinue mer­ry­mak­ing de­spite wet weather and “Jan­uary dis­ease”.

How­ever, mu­si­cians as well as the mer­ry­mak­ers said in­door venues are the only way to go.

Last week jazz mu­si­cian Mbeu and his Modzi Tribe can­celled their show at Gava Res­tau­rant due to the wet weather.

His man­age­ment said they were cut­ting per­for­mances in open spa­ces un­til the rains sub­side.

Mu­si­cian Tryson Chim­betu who is per­form­ing at Club Ver­i­tas at Westlea Shops tonight said there was need for shows in in­door venues.

“There is need for in­door venues be­cause of the weather. The peo­ple are ready to party and we con­tinue with per­for­mances at venues that are not open air joints,” he said.

Club Ver­i­tas is fast be­com­ing pop­u­lar at Westlea shops with sev­eral ac­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place.

Owner of the venue said peo­ple are opt­ing for in­door venues dur­ing this sea­son.

“Rains have af­fected party mood for peo­ple and we are very happy that they are ap­pre­ci­at­ing our place. The place has to be nice so that it suits the re­quire­ments of the peo­ple,” he said.

Letwin Mu­sanga who stays in the same neigh­bour­hood said they wanted to party through­out the year and rains would not stop them.

Mer­ry­mak­ers who in­ter­acted with this pub­li­ca­tion said though open door places are good and com­fort­able the rains have dis­turbed them.

Co­me­dian Simba Kakora said they do not se­lect venues but the rains some­times leave them with no op­tion but to per­form in in­door spots.

“We do shows ev­ery­where but the rain sea­son has af­fected ev­ery­thing. We only then opt for in­door venues,” he said.

One Re­ward Muchina said peo­ple need to en­joy and they al­ways find suit­able places for “joy”.

“We do not stop par ty­ing be­cause of Jan­uary and the wet sea­son we al­ways find in­door venues. I am happy that peo­ple are re­al­is­ing that,” he said.

How­ever, a man­ager at Joy Cen­tre in High­field said they are not stop­ping do­ing their out­door shows since they be­lieve in en­ter­tain­ing pa­trons in all weather con­di­tions.

“There was a day when Progress Chip­fumo per­formed here and it was rain­ing. We have a tent on stage and fans were not wor­ried about the show­ers that went on through­out the show.

“Peo­ple were danc­ing in the rain and they liked it. It only be­comes a prob­lem when the rains are heavy,” he said.

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