Like any fulltime commitment be it school, work or in my case uni, there is always a bunch of must -attend annual events. For uni students this well-known time to ‘let off some steam’ would be the numerous club hosted and organised balls and functions that occur during the year. With something for everyone, from the formal Commerce Ball with obligatory full suit attire to the more relaxed and colloquial costume driven Engineering Ball. The latter of which I attended before the Easter Break. In a few words it was awesome, something to definitely check out as a first year.
It was quite a sight to behold, entering the San Remo Ballroom to see costumes of every description, pirates and convicts to toga-clad ancient Greek men and women. Honestly, some of the costumes were top notch with the costume of the night going to the individual with the full parrot suit on the pirates table (he got free drinks and crackers as a prize :)) and the winning table being awarded to the hessian bag-wearing-chain-gang slavery table complete with multi-billionaire master.
Like any uni social event once everyone had arrived, some 500 of us costume-wearing uni students, the food served, the first round (of many) drinks finished and music cranked up it really was a good night. Not only is it a awesome opportunity to forget the numerous study hours and assignments due but also a great chance to meet heaps more people that you will inevitably see again on campus.
However, this was only part of the night the after party was still yet to come, but I will let you discover those extra details for yourselves…