The much anticipated second instalment of the St Louis Fresh Festival that took place this past Saturday, failed to live up to the hype. That is at least as far as the music and sound was concerned.
They say all is well that ends well but for South African artists AKA and Cassper Nyovest’s fans, the day could not have been any worse. The two artists, despite allegedly being paid large sums of money, were on stage for barely 30 minutes. And as if that was not enough, the sound quality left much to be desired. As if this was not enough, the show was marred by constant power outages as the generator kept on failing. Some technicians were even spotted running around with jerry cans, suggesting the generators may have run out of fuel.
Although most local artists such as Amantle Brown, Dramaboi as well as Vee did their best to save the day/night the sound was simply disappointing. The event, held at Gaborone’s Cricket Club, was a far cry from the previous one in 2015. Everything else seemed to be on point but for the sound quality. The security was top notch; ample parking; beautiful weather and great VIP service.
And if there was one gigantic consolation about the event, it has to be the impressive attendance. And to top it off, the crowd was at their best behaviour. They should be applauded for keeping their cool and enjoying themselves despite all the hiccups. They were the true winners on the night. After all monate o aitirelwa.