In the light of what seems to be a new weekend trend in the University of Cape Coast this semester, the campus was once again hit by another eccentric event dubbed “MoonLightCafeLive” which had on bill one of Ghana’s very own finest and sensational female artists EFYA as the headliner for the night. It was the first time ever the UCC campus was been served with an event cocktail comprising a blend of “Live Music”, “Poetry”, “Comedy” and “Spoken Words” performances organized by MoonLightCafeGH, an off-campus event organizing group. The event happened at the “Auditorium900” on 2nd November 2013 and as a core commitment of Team BlackandWhiteGH, we present to you a luscious review on the maiden edition of “MoonLightCafeLive” in UCC.
“MoonlightCafeLive” was one of the events that received massive publicity from a number of esteemed campus media houses and as such, had many students craving for a “out of the ordinary” event on the big day. But, as the saying goes, “what you see, may not be necessarily what you get”, many of our expectations were not met by caliber of event MoonLightCafeGH assured UCC students. The “Poor Time Management” syndrome, which has gradually gained feet as a hallmark of event organizers in the Showbiz industry in Ghana, was once again widely exposed by MoonlightCafeGH. The event which was initially planned to begin at exactly 6:00pm (GMT) could not come into being until at about 8:30pm (GMT). Also, although the not-so-flashy exterior setting of the venue was quite understandable upon arrival of our team, one would have expected a much more flamboyant decor in the auditorium.
More so, the major setback of the night was perhaps the persistent power failures that kept interrupting the flowing vibe of the show. A number of performances had to be cut off prematurely to make way for the technical team to fix the situation. Some students, as a result, got bored of sitting idle and staring at an empty stage for over 30mins, and so had to leave, since the event was unnecessarily being dragged late into the night. Also, a couple of the performers billed for the night, especially in the “Live Music” and “Spoken Words” aspects, left much to be desired. The overall turnout to the event was average.
Nonetheless, the main side attraction of the event that kept the students waiting and glued to their seats, EFYA, mounted the stage quite late in the night and managed to pull an outstanding and thrilling performance as expected. The iconic songstress took the crowd on a jolly ride, singing series of her hit songs and other renditions. A number of the acts prior to EFYA’s performance, however, served the students with a good level of entertainment as well. Another high point of the event, the official live music band billed for the show, Afro Harmony, were just geniuses at playing the right notes for all the live music performances. Also, in the midst of the “parched’ decor of the auditorium stood an exquisite and a colorfully-curtained stage matched with a brilliant set of lighting.
Finally, when all is said and done, taking note of the high and low points of “MoonLightCafeLive” maiden edition in UCC, Team BlackandWhiteGH rates the event a 65% success. We hope MoonLightCafeGH will work on the shortfalls identified to perk up the KNUST and UG editions.
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