Since the lockdown came with stopping mass gathering to stop the spread of COVID-19, many event organizers have had to get creative on how they can have their concerts.
Yesterday, House of Deejays was able to organize and have the first online edition of Blankets and Wine at Home.
Previously, Blankets and Wine brought together thousands of revelers in Kampala to enjoy drinks, company and music.
This time round, House of Deejays and Tusker Malt partnered with Fezah live to have the first online Blankets and Wine.
For one to attend, they had to purchase a ticket at UGX 25,000 and it would come with a one-time ticket access code that would be input once on a device and one would attend the show from their homes.
This year’s edition was headlined by Nigerian star Joeboy alongside Kohen Jaycee, Buka Chimey, Kenneth Mugabi, Vinka, and mixes from DJs from Next Radio.
Although this was a different experience from usual, at home you can be able to watch performances that you missed unlike with the physical experience.
It also also people to get off the every Sunday routine, enjoy drinks as they streamed the performance.
The show started at 3pm with Miss Deedan as the host and by 6pm the performances were done and the Dj mixes begun.
With no doubt, the performances were perfect. Kohen did his thing as the first act of the day. Buka Chimey, the man behind the “Beer After Beer” cover of Big Trill’s “Parte After Parte,” raised the bar for all performers with his energy. Kenneth Mugabi and his guitar got people falling in love with an energetic one-hour performance with properly mastered acoustic breaks. Female sensation Vinka took to the stage and lit up the show with her discography, culminating with her latest banger, Love Panic.
Joeboy, whom the Blankets And Wine organizers had planned on flying into the country for a show, was the last performing act and gave people a mellow performance and getting revelers swooning over some of their favorite songs like All for you, Call me back, Beginning, Baby, Nobody and so many more.
People shared various pictures on social media of their Blankets at-home experience and set up, the hashtag was able to trend number one in Uganda on social media.