Party animals storm the Cape

2012-01-28 11:11

It’s a fact that Cape Town was the place to be this weekend. The weather was beautiful during the day and gorgeous at night and, better yet, the city was in the throes of excitement from the J&B Met.

Everyone hosted a party for some reason or the other – and more often than not, they had everything to do with the fact that residents of Likers of Things were visiting.

I started my partying nice and early on Thursday at Moyo’s in Blouberg for a pre-Met event hosted by Cape Town Tourism. The setting was almost upstaged by the beautiful sunset over the ocean. But when Unathi Msengana sauntered in wearing a body-hugging knee-length dress, the guests paid attention. Talk about dangerous curves!

The radio presenter and Idols judge was chosen to be a Western Cape Summer campaign ambassador. Okay, so we all know she wasn’t born there but as she put it eloquently – and in isiXhosa?–?she’s a bride of the Western Cape. She mentioned how the whole township of Langa came out to celebrate her wedding when she got hitched to Thomas a few years ago. Spotted actress-cum-TV presenter Natalie Becker in an LBD. Yes, she still looks disgustingly hot. There must be something in these Cape Town waters.

The next event was Analogue Nites, Joburg’s popular last Thursday of the month event which was on tour in Cape Town, at Trinity club in Greenpoint.

It was my first time at the ­much-talked-about club and I was pleasantly surprised. It’s huge but divided in such a way that there can be multiple events at the same time without clashing. It looked set to be a good party with the DJs du jour Sphectacula, Naves, Khenzero, Fanatic, 1D and live performances by AKA, Kuli Chana and Kabelo Mabalane.

As usual, CT doesn’t have much by way of pop culture celebs but there were familiar faces like Phat Joe who looked extremely happy with his lot in life – and he should be because pretty young lasses kept asking to take pictures with him. But the icing on that party cake was seeing Tony Yengeni at a function where the age averaged at 30. When is this man going to retire from his youth?

The worst part was his trying-too-hard-to-look-young couture outfit. Yengeni was wearing a Fabiani freebie cap from the previous Cape Town Fashion Week. However, the young women there just kept throwing themselves at him. And to show that he’s still a “somebody”, he had a whole VIP corner to himself with a bodyguard.

I swear my eyebrows were raised so high, I’m still trying to locate them from my hairline. FOMO (a social network slang for Fear Of Missing Out) is clearly a serious problem here. I suppose the weekend was tailor-made for such foolery but something tells me the party never stops for Yengeni.

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