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A dream comes true for 90 years-young Johnny Clegg fan

Feb 1, 2018
A dream comes true for 90 years-young Johnny Clegg fan

When the legendary Johnny Clegg performed at The Boardwalk over weekend, this spritely 90 years-young lady, Dawn Muir, was in the audience. She won a ticket to the concert for herself and a friend in a competition run by The Boardwalk in The Herald.

She couldn’t believe her luck when she received notification that she was a winner and excitement reigned until she got a little concerned about the logistics. When and where would she collect her tickets? How far would she have to walk and would her seats be easily accessible?

Her worries have proved unfounded thanks to The Boardwalk, which true to its spirit of community, had arranged to deliver her concert tickets to her door and also ensured her safe transfer to the show and back to her home in Summerstrand afterwards. Before the show, Muir and her friend were treated so snacks and refreshments.

“It is not every day that you get to hear of a 90 year old music fan venturing to a live concert. When we heard that she had some concerns, we were delighted to help. She is certainly an inspiration and proof that age is nothing but a number. We hope that she thoroughly enjoys the experience,” says Mike van Vuuren, General Manager at The Boardwalk

Clegg performed three shows at The Boardwalk when he brought The Final Journey World Tour to the Boardwalk ICC on 26, 27 and 28 January 2018.  The Final Journey World Tour commemorates Clegg’s almost forty years in the music industry which began with the release of Juluka’s Universal Men in 1979 and continued through the Savuka years and his more recent solo work. Fans got to see the South African music icon perform live on stage a repertoire of songs spanning his illustrious career. 

Caption:An elated Dawn Muir from Summerstrand is the lucky winners of two tickets to Johnny Clegg’s concert at The Boardwalk. 

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