If one didn't have a clue what was happening at Club Silk last Thursday, one would have thought the club was celebrating Palm Sunday early.
All the outside barricades were plastered with palms and so was the entire veranda where Malibu cocktails in pineapples were served. There was a big Bahamas banner, and the DJ's box had been shifted to the outside. Club Silk alongside Elyt Magazine was throwing the 2013 Bahamas beach party.
The first time the club held the theme night last year, Kampala was brought to a standstill as all party animals rushed to Industrial area to get a glimpse of girls dancing away in bikinis in a night club. Elyt's Sean Ndawula promised then to bring the roof down, the next time the theme night was to surface. So, you would understand the excitement among the public when it was announced that the night was returning.
Because Kampala revellers are not into the habit of paying entrance fees, there was a major scuffle in town for the invites. However, on the d-day, there was nothing new from the last time, except for the increase in the number of girls in bikinis from about ten girls last year to 21 this time.
The cocktails served in pineapples have been offered before, plus the bikini fashion show. Perhaps the only newness came from the performances -with Captain Dollar thrilling guests with his Emmese song. If only he had another song! It is two months down the road and we are almost getting fed up of 'killing the rat'.
Atlas also resurfaced, struggling to be a hip hop artiste. Young Mullo closed up the performance and his stage performance just gets better. Jackie Chandiru was supposed to be the other performer but she just sat it out.