Rhythm City celebrates 1 000 good memories

2011-05-21 13:27

If I could have lived in any era, it would have been the 50s – a time when women with curves were celebrated, men were chivalrous and American wares and cars were the in-thing.

So how could I have turned down an invitation with the 50s theme at Moyo Zoo Lake?

The get-together was to celebrate the 1 000th episode of Rhythm City soapie on e.tv.

But as with any e.tv party there’s always way too many speeches. It’s always too formal and for some reason they always put the time at 6pm – an ambitious thing to do mid-week. Two hours later we were still waiting for something to happen.

Actress Pam Andrews arrived fashionably late in a tiny pink dress, although not the shortest we’ve seen on her.

Jamie Bartlett – who plays everyone’s favourite villain David Genaro – was in his usual high spirits. He drank wine, ate and gave everyone kisses, including our cameraman!

In honesty, the theme never really took off and the comedian host, TallAsMo, was so up-and-coming.

The food was predictably African with braai meat, fish, couscous and the sweetest carrot and coriander soup ever.

Lungile Radu was ­something else! The Rhythm City hunk may not have stuck to the theme but was certainly good-looking.

The real 50s part of the evening was when a trio called Pizzicatos took to the stage to do some Miriam Makeba renditions.

It may not have been the party of the year but it was fun seeing the stars of South ­Africa’s ­second-best loved soapie ­letting their hair down.

Here’s to another 1 000 episodes. 

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