EVERGREEN ENTERTAINERS: The Drifters performed their first ever show at GrandWest on Saturday. Photo: IAN LANDSBERG
EVERGREEN ENTERTAINERS: The Drifters performed their first ever show at GrandWest on Saturday. Photo: IAN LANDSBERG
TOUCHING MOTHER’S DAY MEDLEY: Alvin Collison, 78, was also on stage. Photo: IAN LANDSBERG
TOUCHING MOTHER’S DAY MEDLEY: Alvin Collison, 78, was also on stage. Photo: IAN LANDSBERG
WE LIKE TO MOVE IT: The Drifters had a klompie mense out of their seats and jolling in aisles.Photo: IAN LANDSBERG
WE LIKE TO MOVE IT: The Drifters had a klompie mense out of their seats and jolling in aisles.Photo: IAN LANDSBERG
ENTERTAINED: Emo Adams belted out a few numbers and made mense lag. Photo: IAN LANDSBERG
ENTERTAINED: Emo Adams belted out a few numbers and made mense lag. Photo: IAN LANDSBERG
UITGEVAT: Smooth Nur Abrahams paid tribute to the legendary Zayn Adam. Photo: IAN LANDSBERG
UITGEVAT: Smooth Nur Abrahams paid tribute to the legendary Zayn Adam. Photo: IAN LANDSBERG
FEELING THE GEES: Audience members were shaking it lekker loose. Photo: IAN LANDSBERG
FEELING THE GEES: Audience members were shaking it lekker loose. Photo: IAN LANDSBERG
‘N SOKKIE MET ‘N STOKKIE: Faiza Dawie waved it like she just don’t care.
Photo: IAN LANDSBERG
‘N SOKKIE MET ‘N STOKKIE: Faiza Dawie waved it like she just don’t care. Photo: IAN LANDSBERG

The Grand Arena at GrandWest was the place to be on Saturday night where legendary crooners, The Drifters, held their first ever concert in South Africa.

If ever you wanted to know how the older folk enjoyed music back in the day, this concert revealed it all.

It was a blast from the past for many seniors, some who even threw their kieries in the air van lekkerkry, to couples jazzing it up in the aisles.

MC Brandon Leigh kicked off the show by welcoming Alvin Collison, 78, on stage, who performed a touching mother’s day medley.

Alvin, who has been on the music scene for over 50 years, took to the stage in a long fur coat, before revealing his fancy white blazer, and sat on a chair to perform.

Singer Nur Abrahams was also uitgevat in a white suit, and had everyone singing along to their favourite golden oldies, ending off his set with a touching tribute to the legendary Zayn Adam.

The crowd went crazy for Emo Adams, who had mense on their feet and in stitches as he told tales of growing up on the Cape Flats.

The Drifters entered from the back of the arena, aptly singing Never Give Up On a Good Thing and mense went bos.

People stood up to dance and sing along to all their favourite hits, including Goes My Love, More Than a Number, Under the Boardwalk and Stand by Me.

Dressed in leopard print blazers and black trousers, the band enjoyed interacting with the audience, posing for selfies and signing albums after the show.

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