By Denis Dibele
As the Bell Fiesta came to a close with its upcountry tour of human foosball, Masaka by far was the most interactive crowd. Having gone to Gulu, Mbarara and Mbale, the people of Masaka made the fiesta worthwhile, and the choice of Maria Flo hotel as the venue was inspired.
Unlike other upcountry towns, Masaka crowds were at the venue seated at the front of the stage like they were at a concert. Could it be the announcements that Aziz Azion and Rema were coming to perform that prompted them to turn up in droves? Well Masaka has its own singers like Ninety Nine, whose music seems to be inspired by Gravity Omutujju, and he did fire up the crowds with his dance hall lugaflo.
Aziz Azion performs at the Bell Fiesta
The gardens were packed with youth who drank beer religiously and looked forward to raid Club Ambience where the Bell Fiesta after party was scheduled to take place.
The Emcees of the night did a commendable as they kept the crowds engaged while the deejay also did the video mixing well. Participating in the human foosball was the highlight of the night for the people of Masaka, many of whom had no idea what it was about and many thought it was a bouncing castle of sorts.
Nonetheless they easily adapted to the fact that it was not the bouncing castle and played the game. The winning team, The Hammers, took home the prize money of sh400,000 to the delight of the crowds.