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Show goes on despite rain

Samisoni Nabilivalu
Sunday, April 22, 2012

DREARY weather conditions failed to deter people from attending Communication Fiji Limited's (CFL) 'Picnic in the Park' concert yesterday.

The concert featured local artists like Seru Serevi, Georgina Ledua and The Knox Brotherhood and was later graced by actress and model Rachel Hunter.

A constant drizzle saw many taking shelter under stalls erected by businesses and organisations supporting the flood appeal concert but a handful remained out in the open.

Vude king, Seru Serevi was at his best as he serenaded fans with old hits and a rendition of Lucky Dube's Liqour Slave while The Knox Brotherhood performed Sa Rui Dede along with other songs. There were a variety of stalls at the event which took place at Albert Park, some offering hot meals while others sold clothing.

CFL personnel were also making rounds with cans collecting money from members of the public who were feeling generous.

Legend FM's Alex Elbourne said the turn out was 'pretty good' despite the wet weather as the crowd numbered somewhere between 700 and 1000.

"It was good to see people's generosity and we don't get to hear a lot of live music in Fiji so it was good to see people out and enjoying the music.

"We had bouncy castles for the kids and there were different stalls. We also had some great bands Georgina Ledua and Culture, Ken Jensen and the Hearts, and the Togan Young Five."