MASERU — At least 450 revellers packed Maseru Sun Convention Centre for the traditional Back-to-School gig last Saturday.
It was indeed a show with a difference.
DJs Tseko and Counter Force were behind the tables and gave a performance to remember for the show that has been running for the past 10 years.
The duo blazed old school jams dating as far back as the 1980s.
The event was sponsored by a new student magazine, Achiever, Pep Clothing Store, Vodacom Lesotho and Maluti Mountain Brewery.
“The Back-to-School event has been running for over 10 years now but every year it feels new,” Mabahlakoana Motemekoane, the promotions manager for Maseru Sun and Lesotho Sun told the Weekender.
“We had 400 tickets to sell before the show and 50 extra to sell at the door and they all sold out.”
Motemekoane added: “We had to chase people away because tickets were sold out but because they were so much in the mood of partying they flocked outside and enjoyed the party anyway.”
She said they will hold a post-mortem to assess the show and plan how they can improve the event next year.
“It is clear the event is rapidly growing in popularity as people were stuck outside the venue.
“We are going to hold an evaluation meeting and come up with resolutions to minimise the hassles we saw this year,” she said.
Master of ceremonies Takatso Ramakhula entertained the crowd by behaving like a naughty school teacher.
Thabo Maretlane and Motselisi Motlomelo each won the best dressed student awards.
They were each given a night’s accommodation ticket to stay at Maseru Sun.
Daniel Moalosi and Makekeletso Sehabane were also awarded the best dancer awards.
For behaving well during “school”, Nkema Ramahloko and Masello Panyane each walked home with a Vodacom Lesotho hamper.
The award for the naughtiest reveller went to Tseliso Mpeta and Montseng Tlebere who each won lunch for two at Maseru Sun.
Other prizes were awarded by MMB and Vodacom through a raffle.
Revellers partied until the early hours of the morning with the majority only reluctantly leaving around 3am.