1 January 2013

Uganda: Amnesia Unleashes Veranda Jam

Many hangouts that came in 2012 died as fast as they started, but one stood out - Club Amnesia.

With their discount prices, free entrance on most nights and revamped theme nights, Amnesia was the talk of town last year. So, understand the hype in Kampala when word got out that Amnesia would be hosting an end-of-year street jam.

This had been Club Silk's forte for years. Unfortunately, Amnesia got the whole idea wrong. Instead of a street jam, they had a veranda jam. No stage. No artistes. Even the much-publicized fireworks were hopeless compared to what Sheraton and Hilton hotels had. Amnesia's fireworks lasted less than a minute.

Club publicist Dorcus Buyondo argued: "Who said we were going to have artistes? We have had them all year long."

Innocent Nahabwe, the proprietor of the club told The Observer, "KCCA stopped us from holding such events; that's why even Silk didn't have one this year. The person we hired for the fireworks conned us, of course we didn't know how the whole thing works and he just gave us that."

The club can always make it up to its loyal patrons over the Easter holidays. At least a beer was going for only Shs 4,000.

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