IT WAS obvious that all the people who converged on the Loch Logan Gardens in Bloemfontein to see and hear the O'Jays had a fabulous time.
Pure joy permeated the gardens as starry-eyed people swayed to the music.
Both young and not-so-young people were mesmerised by this trio from the US whose music simply refuses to fade away with time.
Everyone, without exception, had a ball. I had the opportunity to be with our veteran vocalist Letta Mbulu, who after her performance, had an opportunity to indulge herself in the music of the O'Jays. I have seen her on many occasions entertaining others on stage, but I've never seen her being entertained by other musicians. I could tell that she had a great time. She has the energy of a young person.
All that happened on Saturday and if you were not there, you missed out on a great concert, which defied a bad sound system. However, there is no reason to despair because the O'Jays are still in the country.
Tomorrow, the smooth jazz trio are performing at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg. And two lucky readers stand a chance of winning tickets to the concert, thanks to the organisers and Sowetan, the concert's print-media partner.
Sowetan and the organisersare making it possible for you to be serenaded by the legendary O'Jays. You can win yourself double tickets to their Gauteng Concert.
To stand a chance of winning double VIP tickets, simply SMS OJays followed by your name, ID number and the city or town you come from to 41936.