By Solomon Muleyi
EVERYONE has those particular people and faces they would love to see in their old age, the main reason alumni parties are swiftly becoming the trending way to partying.
Of late, it’s the excuse the people who went to school in the internet-devoid era are using to party their heads off. Last Saturday was the Nabbingo reunion party dubbed the ‘Dinner Dance’ at Grand Imperial Hotel, and yes it truly was a dance.
The dinner was a sumptuous one that would live the tongue of any normal soul yearning for more but since it wasn’t for people in the bloom of their appetite, that part was skipped with prolific anticipation.
For them the buffet wasn’t the section to evoke the excitement they had come for, it was the memories they had come to explore as questions like first day at school, famous teacher nick names came in handy just to create an atmosphere of laughter as some of the nick named teachers of Trinity College Nabbingo had attended the party.
Christine Mugerwa, the Minister of Gender in the Buganda Kingdom stepped in for the Katikiro and her speech was marinated with humour. But it was the moment the D.J set the dance floor ablaze with oldies and Lingala songs that sent the old girls on a trip of ecstasy.
It had women in the evening of their lives throwing their sanity veils as far away from their faces as their power would let them, just to be young again, just to get onto the dance floor and “do sum’n”.
They grooved without care, more like a doctor had prescribed that sort of dancing (paka chini) to cure ailments like stress and the menopause reality.