DESPITE the usual and well known tendency of deliberately delaying shows to as late as past midnight when the advertising banner suggests 20:00 hours, East point patrons that came to enjoy Chef 187 and Pilato's acts seemed never to give it any qualms.
Chef 187, younger brother of one of Zambia's most happening artistes Macky 2, was the first to light up East point stage in the early hours of Sunday, spellbinding faithful Lusaka fans that left the comfort of the seats to ran to the fore of the stage for the special Kopala Swag treat.
It was a startling reaction from the audience that seemed as though Chef was polling out dollars to anyone who would reach the front of the stage first, but hey, it was only for the love of the budding star that religious fans had to react that way. The well-liked Pilato joined Chef of the stage an hour later adding more appreciation to the then prevailing atmosphere first steered up by Chef.
To be precise, Pilato joined his collogue on stage past 01: 00 hours when the banner wrongly and misleadingly suggested 20:00hours.
Unique splendor was felt when the artistes collaborated in a five-hour delayed show!
Now, the cheating on the banners has become a huge trend that even patrons have decided to accept and take as trendy!
The problem might not be with the artistes but the club owners who would first want to cash in from the alcohol sales before a performance commences.
There is absolutely no problem with that as clubs like East Point would allow a free entry hence would need to maximize on the profits from the sale of drinks.
Now, the augment is; why can't club owners tell the truth on the banners when the show is slated to start?
After all, most of the patrons talked to confessed that they were very much aware that the show would only start after 24:00 hours but they were early because they wanted have enough to drink!
Why then cheat of the banners if your clients are familiar with the clubs tradition of only setting the stage after midnight?
Surely it would be better for East Point and other joints to start putting correct time of the show on the banners as it will not even affect their business negatively.