By Timothy Bukumunhe
As the year draws to a close, the question on everybody lips is, â€œwhere should I be at midnight?â€
Lifestyle takes you on a quick tour of some of the hot spots in town on New Yearâ€™s Eve.
Tevin Campbell is in town and in a nutshell what he has to say about his concert at Nile Hotel Gardens, is â€œitâ€™s gonna be crazy!â€ Brought to Uganda by sponsors Radio One, Uganda Breweries and AfricaOne, the star will be preceded on stage by acts such as Krystalfabalous and Hemdee, and Halima. Apparently at midnight, the show will briefly be interrupted by mini fireworks. Tickets are already on sale at all Shell Select outlets.
â€œItâ€™s going to be a party!â€ Speke Resort Munyonyo will literally be on fire with an assortment of fireworks. The sky they say, will be lit up with the biggest, best and most explosive fireworks display ever. If anybody knows about fireworks, itâ€™s Speke Resort Munyonyo, and you know thatâ€™s true!
DJs RS Elvis and Silkâ€™s Bob will be rocking you in the worst way. Come and live it Up and may Ja Rule! On top of that, rooms will be discounted for the night, at only $70, with breakfast. Entry to the resort will be sh5,000 per head, unless you are going for the dinner at the Stables Restaurant, where you will be treated to a jazz ensemble to usher in the New Year. Thereâ€™s nothing better than class!
The Khyber Pass will have an Indian buffet as the fireworks go off. But have no fear. That part of the Speke Hotel Complex will be closed off to diners.
At Rock Garden CafÃ© and Restaurant, there will be a dinner with an endless courses to choose from: Soups through a heavy main course and salads to great desserts. According to the chef, youâ€™ll be eating the whole night as the New Year welcomes you in.
At On the Rocks Bar there will be muchomo galore and drinks all night long. The best DJs in town will be rocking the floor on the heaviest system in the land. You canâ€™t beat a party like this. Who else? Shadowâ€™s Angels on the dance floor, followed by a surprise music superstar.
At Just Kicking, Kisimentiâ€™s premier night spot, there will be a BBQ and a New Years Eveâ€™s Bash with Alive in concert. Alive is a four-piece band who are directly from a land down under (New Zealand). With a repertoire that spans 50 years from Rock â€˜nâ€™ Roll to Robbie Williams and Abba to Anastasia, â€˜Aliveâ€ provide for audiences young and old and are certain to set Kisimenti alight! Tickets are on sale at sh10,000 and that includes a free drink (castle beer).
Sheraton Kampala Hotel has laid on a sumptuous feast at both the Hippo Restaurant and the poolside. They too will have fireworks and the gardens will be open to the public for the display.
The Venue at Garden City is planning some surprise acts but they are keeping everything under wraps to â€œsurprise revellers,â€ a member of management was quoted as saying. Ange Mystique, Viperoom and Silk Royal of course will be the places to hang out in terms of nightclubs. Each club is promising something â€œnew and different.â€
Cineplex on Wilson Road will throw a Street Bash and the Ogopa DJ who where here a few weeks back to perform. Apart from that there will also be live graffiti on stage. Have a Blast!