Thousands of adoring fans thronged Mombasa Golf Club on Saturday night for a thrilling music performance by US singer Chris Brown. The fans from as far as Nairobi, Uganda and Tanzania who paid Sh10,000 (approximately $100) as minimum entrance fee and Sh50,000 (approximately $495) for VIP seats, began arriving at the exclusive club as early as 4 am on Saturday and waited for the star to begin his show at midnight. Brown threw the mixed crowd of old, young and middle aged fans into a frenzy when he hit the stage amid screams and a shower of confetti and a kaleidescope of colours beamed from different directions on a splendid stage.
American singer Chris Brown fans fight for space during the singer’s performance at Mombasa Golf Club. The Show was attended by more than 4000 fans. Most of the fans have to use mobile phones to photograph him at the stage
Screaming and adoring female fans tried to access the stage but were restrained by hawk-eyed security men. The fans were left screaming and in tears after Brown ended his 90-minute virtuoso performance with a bow.
The fans from across East African poured in to see the once-in-a life-time performance by the pop-star. Brown poured his heart out as he made his famous break dance moves while performing on a live stage with three HD lead screens illuminating the whole arena. At one point, there was a scramble among the female fans who were begging for Brown’s t-shirt and their efforts paid off when the singer threw it to the crowd. The ambiance was bright with the ground lit with flash lights and tight security across the entire area throughout the performance as top MC Shafee Weru hyped the show. Among those in attendance was Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and County Executive for Youths, Gender and Sports Abbas Mohammed. Joho is said to have invited the pop-star to Mombasa a fact he has since denied.
The VIP lounge attracted over 100 people who paid Sh50, 000 to access the area for a close-up experience with the singer. Some of the fans said they would have loved to pay the amount but it was too high to part with. Brown hit the stage with two of his top dancers who rocked throughout the performance. Rocking denim jeans, white T-shirt, jacket and yellow base-ball cap, Brown hit the stage bowing before the crowd with the microphone suspended in the arm. He started off the show with his recent hit song With You and then proceeded to perform both his latest and old hits. Among the songs he performed include Duces, Liquor, Ain’t Loyal, Picture Me Rolling, With You, Ayo, and Back to Sleep.
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