The event, which came off at the Banquet Hall of the State House on December 26 – Boxing Day, was just that perfect icing for 2014 – it was the mother of all parties!
The Banquet Hall was filled with a sea of the crème de la crème in society who in their own magnificent way turned the hands of time and relived the good old days, at least for the night.
In the usual Joy FM fashion and per the demands of the night, the setup at the venue was well planned to give room for more dancing and mingling. The stage, sound, lighting, dancefloor, seats were well planned and positioned to meet the demands of the night.
As patrons trooped into the venue, the fever of a non-stop party gripped them. From their gentle steps, one could easily see they were in for a treat of a lifetime.
When the party switched into full gear at 10 pm, DJs for the night, Paul Ankrah (Beelei) and Andy Dosty manned the music time machine to perfection. With support from host of Cosmopolitan Mix on Joy FM, ‘Soul Sister’ Doreen Andoh, the night never lacked anything music.
The now youthful patrons filled every inch of space on the dancefloor dancing to the great 70s and 80s tunes dished out by the DJs. Those who were shy of the main dancefloor could be seen in either their seats or in the dark doing their own thing.
The classic era of Balm Tavern, Keteke and Picolo Mondo were alive again.
Classic tunes such as Marcia Griffiths’ ‘Electric Boogie (The Electric Slide)’, The Staple Singers’ ‘I’ll Take You There’, ‘Bustin’ Loose’ by Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers, McFadden & Whitehead’s ‘Ain’t No Stopping Us Now’, Teddy Pendergrass’ ‘When Somebody Loves You Back’, and Donna Summer’s ‘Breakaway’ brought back memories.
The shear excitement on the faces of patrons and sing alongs said it all. The Joy FM Keteke Fever met a need they had been waiting and craving for all year long and it was served exceedingly hot.
The dance moves came in different shapes, sizes and formats but prominent among them was Electric Boogie (The Electric Slide) as patrons slid in admirable fashion.
For close to six hours, the Banquet Hall of the State House was the hottest party zone in the capital.
The 2014 Joy FM Keteke Fever lived up to its billing as the ultimate party of the year.