In life, a tree is supported by roots and it would be criminal not to remind you that the bottom sections of all flyers stated that the event was supposed to be at Imperial Royale but news came in at about 3pm that the venue had changed to rooftop. Apparently they shifted the venue due to ‘state’ issues, issues that don’t concern a bunch of revelers who kept yelling that they went to Imperial, bounced and were referred to Rooftop and they might be told to go to Arua Park since by midnight the show hadn’t commenced.
I think the organizer needs to be jailed because it’s extremely unprofessional to start setting up an event at 10pm. Worse still revelers started entering at 11pm only to be shocked by the sight of darkness. Much as it was night, the event was in a blackout of light and had no sound. An eager crowd began to grow inside the venue but still no glimpse of light. Was it the eclipse viewing? Heck no! this was the Miss University Grand finale!
No power for like two hours amidst tales of picking a generator (which i suppose was on a tortoise). But the DJ tipped the Bee that the organisers hadn’t cleared payments. “We shall not play music until that a** gives us our money,” the angry DJ told Campusbee. A feck MC whose face we couldn’t see because of there was no lighting got on stage asking people to calm down. This added pepper to the wound and angry revelers started hulling all sorts of comments we found quite interesting, “We went to Imperial Royale, you told us to go to Garden city rooftop, now we are at rooftop you might tells to go to Arua park,” and outraged reveler hulled. Management kept on saying we are about to start, then a reveler said its already past 11.
For some time my brain thought this was a joke and I wasn’t alone, someone acted loudly whether it was a rehearsal or the grand finale? “Kalinga ka birthday party..” another reveler added. Alas! Lights were switched on at around 1 am.
No VIP, No artistes performances
Despite advertising that a VIP table cost 100k, of which some individuals truly paid for, privileges of being a VIP came with only a plastic bottle of Mirinda without a glass. The organisers had earlier advertised Chameleone,Khalifa Aganaga, and Fille. Much as Fille showed up, she didn’t perform because management had failed to meet her demands.
As the Ladies did their best to impress the judges and put up a good show which we must commend them for, disappointments by management had already pissed the crowd off. A very angry reveler put a nail to the coffin. “F**k you, I swear fuck you, I paid for VIP 100k here is my ticket, f**k you thieves, f***k you,” and angry reveler yelled in the crowd while holding his zinge and flashing is middle finger.
The event was somewhat was smoothly running until one of the organizers took to the stage and said they were not going to crown the winner. You could see the invisible ‘WTF’ signs on the crowd’s faces, insults were made, drinks spilled on tables. Rage, hate and a lot anger was in the faces of the revelers. Implex CEO, Roy, graphic designers, bouncers, boda boda guys, MCs and many others were left unpaid. These guys lead a man hunt for Hussein (organiser)who had varnished and overheard on the phone said “nze sikomawo eyo” (I won’t come back there).
How to Organise a Miss University Event
Just in case any of you wants to organise a Miss University event here are a few tips from this year’s organisers
Start Setting up the Venue at 9PM
Print posters with artists on them and don’t bring them
Lie to the contestants about giving them a car
Give VIPs plastic soda bottle that you got free on promo
Make sure you vanish before the event ends
And the best tip is Don’t pay anyone, from MCs, venue owners, artist just don’t pay anyone i Promise you everything will go well and Finally
Starve all the Contestants for the whole day!
Start the event at Midnight without power Don’t crown the winner and yet it’s Grand Finale
A drink up or Birthday party can be way much better than this event I swear!