Bulawayo Rocks As The Jacarandas Bloom - 18/9/2005 <--Prev : Next-->
BULAWAYO ROCKS !!
Bulawayo was treated to some really rocking good fun on Thursday and
Friday nights at the Bulawayo Theatre.
Ex Bulawegian Clint Cunningham and his excellent musical backing
group, treated the Bulawayo Baby Boomers to a magical evening of
music from Joe Cocker, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Bad Company &
many more including the Best from Creedence Clearwater Revival.
There, as their musical backdrop, was the forest scene from The Teddy
bears picnic, only in Bulawayo could this happen.
It was sheer delight to see a few hundred (some grey haired )rock n'
roll fans foot stomping, waving and clapping, yelling and singing and
dancing in the aisles ....
Just the tonic we needed for the country with the highest I.Q. in the
world !! (I queue for fuel, I Queue for bread, I Queue for money !!)
After the show the parties went on till the small hours, one at the
Bulawayo Theatre club where there was some excellent fun and dancing,
one at Ivy league where there was an "after party" and one at Busters
where Rudi Gouma and his talented men were entertaining the rest of
Bulawayo's rock n' roll population.
Thank you to DSTV and Multichoice for this really great treat.
But of course nice things are happening this month ..... its
My "social secretary" Tracey and I always have had a "Jacaranda
Spotting Competition" and we spotted the first jacarandas within
hours of each other before the end of August which is quite early.
Traceys tree was in George Avenue outside the hockey stadium and mine
was in Burns Drive near the Mater dei Hospital !!
But on a more gloomy note, not all is good when the jacarandas start
to bloom, its bicycle time for both of us, no more driving around to
see who can spot the first blooming jcarandas ...fuel on the black
market today reached an all time high of $100,000 a litre !! That
means roughly that we need $20,000 to drive one kilometre