IT was a spooky affair at Cuban Linx on Thursday evening with revellers of the club’s monthly Fantasy Thursday embracing a Halloween theme.
Fantasy Thursday is hosted every last Thursday of the month and revellers dress up in an assortment of themed attires.
Even though some attended the party in their normal daily clothes, some kept up with the theme and dressed up as villains from horror movies such as Friday the 13th while some were dressed up in clothes painted with fake blood.
While this seemed just like any other costume party, people were however, unimpressed with October’s Halloween theme and spewed vitriol on the Cuban Linx Facebook page over copying concepts from abroad.
Some went as far as calling Halloween satanic.
“This is very satanic and has nothing to do with Lesotho, you people call bad spirits unnecessarily … no wonder why it doesn’t rain in this country, you people are bringing us bad luck,” read one of the comments.
Cuban Linx’s Phoka Lithebe told the Xpress People that it was just a coincidence that said that the event fell on the same day as Halloween.
“We thought it was ideal to go with the Halloween theme since it was trending at the time and also because we want to keep up with our tradition,” Lithebe said.
Phoka the theme had nothing to do with people’s beliefs and practices but was more about keeping up with the themes of Fantasy Thursdays.
Halloween is a holiday celebrated on 31 October annually. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain in European countries, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.