As I said, we visited B Club and the entrance fee was a cool Rwandese francs 5K, not quite affordable for the average beings of this land, wow, it is like many a house help’s full month’s salary! I suppose, such
people cannot afford this place unless they develop a habit of scanning through their bosses pockets and handbags! At the entrance, they rigorously search you, no tricks because the likes of “Alishabab” could infiltrate the place and cause sorrows! On getting in, one is welcomed by the rich and homely appearance of the place.
The counter is so decorated with all tribes of beers, spirits, sodas, water, etc. It is my habit to first see the setup of the bar before I decide as to whether that place is worth the paper and ink on which its name is written or not! I think B Club qualifies! What was left was for the partying to begin!
The drinks were there ok, but the prices were through the nose; meaning that, no one would dare come to such a place unless it was end of month or accompanied by someone from where the “green notes” fly in the wind like leaves of an avocado tree.
The two conditions were nearly fulfilled; we had some mafarangas on us and had a guy with the “green bucks”, we only had to avoid catching “angine” a.k.a tonsillitis, lest we would be put off the frost drinks.
The Counter was decorated but the decorations came at a real cost. A tot of Justein & Brooks a.k.a. J&B goes for a cool 2K, for some of us who are endowed with a very high affinity for booze, the pockets would be the limit!
There is this Ugandan friend of mine called Godifule, he always detested Beers, citing the phenomena that, they were brewed from stagnant waters (lake water) as opposed to spirits that were made from pure waters (distilled). He even swore that, beers caused worms, whether his thesis holds water or not is a subject for discussion on yet another day.
I was wondering as to whether to consume a beer or a tot of whisky because the two go for the same price though one has more utility! I recall, in our first economics classes, we were taught that, the satisfaction one derived from consuming a unit was its utility; and if there was additional satisfaction, then that was marginal utility!
Utilities or no utilities, B Club greatly distinguished itself from other clubs. As a matter of fact, within just half an hour of our arrival, I had set eyes on many of Kigali’s “cream”, who had likewise come to party here.
Though the place has limited space for the dance floor, it is well air-conditioned and the seats are too comfortable for any overzealous patron to resist. We began by dancing to the many oldies like YMCA by the Villagers (not me), Celebrations by Kool & The Gang, etc.
I have never seen the Diaspoman is such a mood, every time the oldies played, his eyes watered; I don’t know if they reminded him of the well executed past opportunities or the missed opportunities or both!