Some patrons at the foyer of AICC displaying their dancing skills
It was a night of music and dance that clearly did not belong to the latter day generation. For many patrons of the Joy FM Disco Fever, the ultimate oldies jam, it was at a time to relive the memories of the '70s and beyond when songs from the Jackson 5s, Kool & the Gangs, Whitney Houstons, James Browns, Bee Geeses and the likes dominated the discotheques!
Just like the previous edition, this year’s oldies jam took place at the foyer of the Accra International Conference Center where not an inch of space was left on the dance floor as patrons squared it off with dance moves which are as old as forty years.
The event offered an escape route to oldies who have always felt left out in the recent outbreak of Azonto fever. Disc Jockeys Nii Ayi Tagoe of Joy FM and Jammie Tagoe were fantastic on the night dishing classic upon classic to an audience who yearned for more.
From the lighting to the music, everything was on point which created an ambience that many relished attending to discos was the ‘ish’. One patron, John Adjetey told Myjoyonline.comthe ambience at the foyer reminded him of his hey days when he used to move from one disco to the other.
The food was top notch and there was plenty more to drink as well. Another patron also commended Joy FM for a great show remarking that this year’s edition was an improvement over last year’s. He intimated that he is confident next year’s would be much better.
Head of Sales and Marketing at Joy FM, David Max Fugar touted the programme as a successful one which lived up to the hype it was given. He said, “the aim of this year’s event was to pamper our patrons through good music, good food as well as give them more to drink.”
Max Fugar also admitted this year’s Disco Fever took the notch a bit higher as compared to last year’s. “This year, we reduced the number of seats to create a bigger dance floor. It was no surprise that the dance floor was packed”.
However there was bad news for those who did come with their dancing shoes as they had to look on while their compatriots danced the Boxing night away. For such patrons, it was a lesson well learnt not to be repeated.