Thousands of revelers defied hours of rain at Obomeng on the Kwahu Ridge to party all night during Easter.
As of 12:30am on Saturday when the Graphic Online team, which was locked up in heavy traffic for over an hour finally got to the slopes of the Kwahu Mountain, there was a bumper-to-bumper traffic of more revelers coming up, all the way to about half way down.
In view of the un-moving vehicular traffic, some passengers, especially those on board Metro Mass Transit buses, got off and preferred to walk up so as not to miss the action.
Obomeng is the entry point on the Kwahu Ridge and in view of that most of the merrymakers converged on the town to enjoy the Easter festivities.
However, due to the many activities that were ongoing alongside the main street, the main entrance to the town was blocked by the police and traffic diverted through other routes behind the town, but that still created a heavy traffic, as most of the vehicles and their occupants eventually ended up at the nerve centre of the celebrations – Obomeng.
In spite of heavy rains amidst brief pauses, the hordes of people from all across the country and some parts of the world were not bothered.
Those on the streets sought shelter from the many stands and spots that virtually covered about 1km stretch of street that runs through the Obomeng town when the rains intensified, but would return to party when it eased up.
Mostly made up of youth, the revelers crowded several drinking spots and eateries erected for the Easter festivities on the ridge and jammed all night to loud music.
Drenched but not bothered, revelers danced and made merry in a cacophonic atmosphere of loud music from every spot along the street.