Gutted to miss last year’s Glitterball thanks to the merciless weather, to say I was excited for this year’s event is an understatement. That said, I couldn’t help but be a little skeptical: at £35 a ticket (a £5 increase on previous years) it’s difficult to say that it’s the most inclusive price-wise, and I was worried that aside from the glitter, there might not have been much tangible difference to the typical overly pricey St Andrews event. That said, Glitterball is something I’ve been looking forward to since I first got here 2 years ago, and the night of talent, creativity, and inclusivity that I was met with on Saturday was more than worth the money and completely melted my cynical, icy heart.
Remember the dark day in 2016 when Glitterball had no glitter? Well, that wasn’t a problem this year. I am still blinking glitter out of my eyeballs and it’s been two days.
For the second time, the Hall of Champions at the Old Course was transformed into a glittering paradise by the LGBT Society. In this way, GLITTERBALL certainly lived up to its name. From the very beginning, a table in the corner provided lucky guests with five large bowls of pure and undiluted glitter. By the end of the night this glitter was everywhere.