PEOPLE WERE POPPING IT UP AT A 90’S POP UP MARKET
*Caption: The Pop-up Market attendees taking an opportunity to pose to pictures
Written by: Anele Nduzulwana and Phumzile Mavuka
People were sweating as they got down dancing to the 90’s music at Pop-up Market held on Essenwood road on Saturday.
This function, organised by 23-year-old Unathi Tyolo, had people come together in remembrance of the old days with music, fashion and food.
Tyolo said that the aim of the function was to raise funds to help those who are unfortunate whilst gathering people to have good time.
“We get to display different kinds of food, clothes, and drinks. The clothes are really a good quality and we sell them at low prices,” Tyolo said.
He added, “Some of my friends donated the clothes and some of them helped out with music equipment like the sound system. We will take the money we made an donate it to different charities around Durban and buy some free food for street kids”
According to Tyolo, he thought of doing something different, something that has never been done on a Saturday and the idea of a “flash back kind of moment” came up.
Ziziwe Madlala, a student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal said that it was nice to be taken back to the 90’s days. She added that she enjoyed and really glad that she attended the event.
“A lot has changed; technology, fashion, music. Music was nicer back in the 90’s and people knew how to have fun with South African produced music,” Madlala stated
Bongiwe Mchunu, another attendee who dressed in different colours, went around the venue showing everyone that she has 90’s fashion style.
She said that she remembers how people dressed back in the days and she incorporated colours to combine modern fashion and 90’s.
“The Pop-up Market was fun (and) productive in terms of the purpose which was raising funds and the atmosphere was good,” Mchunu concluded.