DRA Ball, typically the largest of the hall balls with a huge budget, took place last weekend on Lower College Lawn, bringing the first of the more typical black-tie events for second semester. With free sweets upon entry and huge resident/non-resident ticket sales, anticipation built for a party that famously (verging on infamously) promises good music and good times. The tent was decorated almost as if you were looking through a blue Pablo, and the Atlantis-esque theme with Grecian statues proved understated decoration – after all, you never want to go too overboard on a zany theme for a standard black-tie ball.
Being handed a drink and a lei upon walking into a ball is always a good sign. For the David Russel Apartments and Fife Park’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” ball, that was only the start of a fantastic night. The organisers included staple features like Jannettas Ice Cream and great decor, while incorporating unique ideas such as shisha, glitter tattoos, and leis: a flawless mix for a night to remember.
As week three slowly slips into week four and fond memories of healthy amounts of sleep during the Christmas holiday become increasingly unimaginable, St Andrews offers one solace: DRA/FP Ball. The “Midsummer Night’s Dream” themed event promises to be more magical than ever, and once you see the outline for the night, we think you’ll agree.