Jose Chameleone’s unforgettable performance in Mbarara last month is perhaps one of the reasons he was selected to be the headlining act at the Highball tour in Masaka last Saturday.
Unlike other editions, last weekend’s edition of the highball tour that happened at the Club Tavern parking lot was the most attended, with revellers in high spirits as they looked forward to seeing Uganda’s legendary artiste share a stage with their own home girl, Chosen Becky.
When Chameleone got on stage, it was wild cheers across and when he started off his performance, there was no stopping. Among the songs he sang was Mateka’, ‘Mama Mia’, ‘Tatizo’, ‘Baliwa’, ‘Hana’ and a taste of magic when he performed ‘Nkoleki’ with Melody as he asked Melody to sing his part while he did his. Chameleone perfected Melody’s part and everyone waited to see if Melody would pull off the singer’s hoarse voice – he surprised them all. Chameleone sealed his performance with ‘Wale Wale’.
Before Chameleone, Chosen Becky had been on stage and she did not save her best for last, starting off with her ‘Bankuza’ hit and following it up with ‘Byabangi’, ‘Kyosaba’ and ‘Telemundo’.
It was, however, Selector Jay who stole the show because alongside Miss Deedan who was the emcee, they set the tone for the night. There were several cocktail formulas on display and the crowd got an opportunity to sample them for free.
However, the highlight of this Johnnie Walker Highball tour was when an elderly man was called onto stage to join Miss Deedan and Selector Jay for a fire-crackling dance-off, earning him overwhelming tips from the crowd that cheered on.
The night was capped with Masaka’s very own Basakala Boys who drove the crowd wild with their comical acts. DJ Batta, DJ Katts and MC Might Dragon took over the discs until the wee hours of Sunday morning.