by Nkosi Buthelezi
On the 31st of March 2019, we attended one of the Top 50 events in Durban, headlined by Kwesta featuring various local artists, including DJ Tira, and Dladla Mshunqisi. The Endless Summer Experience was supposed to start at 12h00 pm, unfortunately we were disappointing as audiences sat for four hours with no performances and the event hadn’t officially started. However, people kept coming in and the venue was getting packed as some of the young DJ’s performed their sets to warm up the stage for Kwesta. VIP audiences were initially entertained with food and drinks. As more people walked in, the atmosphere was slowly warming up and the MC was finally introduced.
The first performance was at 18h22 it was a duet of rappers, followed by a group of young men singing a Vusi Nova cover. Around 19h15 Dladla Mshunqisi took the stage and entertained the crowd. Later on, Thando the musician performed three of her songs, thereafter various DJ’s followed. DJ Tira only got on stage at 20h26, the main artist Kwesta was nowhere to be seen and had not even passed his greetings to the crowd. At 21h00 the main act whom many people bought the tickets for had not performed yet.
There was so much disappointment later at the VIP as the food and drinks started running out at 20h30 and the tables were empty. The show was supposed to start at 12:00 but it started hours late and the headlining artist Kwesta had not even arrived. People were drinking alcohol as they waited and it was mostly the youth.
Some people including ourselves the Inkanyiso team decided to go home before the show ended with so much disappointment as what we had come for was not delivered.