By Confidente Reporter
AWARD winning entertainment company Doctatainment is taking its popular Matinee to Desert Inn at Walvis Bay this Saturday. Everyone who is grown up enough remembers the time when matinees were a thing for partygoers under 18 who wanted a safe and legal place to go clubbing. “The whole concept came about to cater for youngsters aged 12 to 18 who could not attend evening discos or night clubs. The club owners decided to have a day disco for under 18’s,” says Doctatainment co-founder, John Cloete. Clubs that first made matinees popular included Namibia Nite (later renamed to Club Remix), Club Thriller, Club Capital (later renamed to Club Latino), Club Pamodzi, as well as La Palace. At the coast, Club La Coastal in Walvis Bay and Club Oxygen in Swakopmund were known for their matinees and so was Suidwes in Rehoboth. Cloete remembers the matinees back then as social gatherings that went beyond just a clubbing experience. “A lot of us met our lifetime partners at the matinee and I know there’s a lot of people who can testify,” he says. It’s with this in mind that Doctatianment has brought back the matinees but this time around for older, matured partygoers who want to have a good time during the day and go home early enough to get a good night’s sleep. Another reason for hosting these matinees is to take revellers down memory lane and helping them reconnect with old friends. “Besides it being a music event, it is more of a huge reunion where a lot of old memories come alive,” says Cloete. Some of the Djs that made a name for themselves in the early years of matinees in Namibia will be on the decks for the ‘Matinee Coastal 3’ to give patrons the best of 90’s music. This includes Dj Fantasy, Dj Lantis, Steven The Legend and Cellosdeep. Fresh FM’s Cheeze will be the MC for the day. Early bird tickets are selling for N$60 via webtickets.com and at the venue. Doors open at 14h00.
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