Twitter-mania has swept through the youth in this country! Live updates of events have influenced the way news and events are known among those that know how to use it. Club Amnesia had what they call the ‘Twitter 256’ theme night last Saturday. As the code suggests, it’s a Uganda-themed night featuring locally made brew, among the usual line-up. The staff also dresses up in local garb. There were plenty of kanzus and bikooyi. Even straw hats are in fashion on this night. The place was decked out in Uganda flags and other assorted cultural paraphernalia. The theme was not to escape our minds for one minute!On the mixers we had DJ Alludah and DJ Ciza. The DJs give a mix of Ugandan and African songs that never had the crowd wishing to find a seat! On top of that, they implored revelers to tweet their requests to the club handle ‘@clubamnesiaug’ to have their requests played. The actual act starts very deep into the night. But by then (about midnight or so) you have to pay entrance fee. We were there at about 10:45pm and we just walked in.
Oh, did I mention that the twitter updates are shown on the screens all over the place? Yeah, and you could hear some screams when people saw their tweets on the screens, more so when the requests were actually played. No wonder this is a favorite for the twitter folk! And the DJ would tweet back occasionally. It’s interactive; he could even tell you if he didn’t have the song you’d asked for, kindly of course.
For a group that didn’t want to spend a lot of time there, we sure were there for long! I don’t remember how long, but each time we threatened to leave, the DJ changed our minds. From the crowd, it was clear that people like this theme night a lot. I spotted a few local artists in attendance, no doubt to have a good time, and to be there to support their own jams!
I was relieved to learn that there’s a smoking area. I don’t smoke, but it’s annoying to have (arrogant) revelers smoke near you. There’s shisha as well, for those interested in that sort of thing. There is also a pool table, for those times when you just want to cool off a little. And it’s out in the fresh air! Ok, not exactly, because that’s where the smoke is but it’s not like there’s always someone out there smoking! I was tempted to hit the table at some point, but that’s when the dj saved my life.
We decided to call it a night several hours later, but it was still very lively. And it was packed. And people looked happy. Till next time.