Rain drizzles marred what could have been a fine Valentine treat for Blantyre lovers as Edgar ndi Davis and Maskal took on Steers Gardens on Thursday.
Yet, in spite of the rains, some patrons defied the tents set up for the occasion to dance their romantic spirits in the downpour, as acoustic sounds came face to face with soulful music.
The musical night, which was set in motion by youthful urban artist E-Word (real name Erick Matewere), who did three tracks, before paving the way for E-Wallet contenders and dancing crew, Floor Steppers, to showcase their dance antics.
It became livelier when the gray-haired, disarmingly humorous Giddes Chalamanda went on stage. His stroking of the guitar sent patrons into jovial mood.
It was his selection of music that befitted the night, which was more than just about romance, but also the love for humanity as the show was organised to raise funds for scarce drugs.
Giddes, or Agide as the 81 year-old is also called, dished out such numbers as Che Nellie which shows that real love waits and matures from hard work at home and in school. Abiti Alafuledi, the song in which he talks about one beautiful lady he spotted on some Lilongwe street, who happens to be his wife, was one track that made the mood mellow.
Taking the stage after Giddes, Maskal heightened the tempo with Udalire, Wa CV, Ndiwe Wanga and Zili ndi Iwe, among others.
When Davis Njobvu and his forces took to the stage, he dished out the song that has defined Anyamata Ozerezeka.