Review: Christmas Ball

Teresa gets festive at Christmas ball

Teresa Barros-Bailey

The build-up for the Mermaids Christmas Ball was immense – queuing hours for tickets (and then again for wristband collection), desperate pleas on Facebook for re-sales, and the endless hype surrounding one of the most popular balls of the semester. The expectations were high.

Upon entering Kinkell, ball-goers were greeted with free champagne, Turkish Delight, and chocolate fountains. The first 240 guests were given cupcakes from Daisy Cakes; delicious, but Bibi’s cupcakes were sorely missed #RIP. The Fine Food Society made an appearance with grilled cheeses, and Jannetta’s was as popular as ever.

The decorations set the festive mood, with upside-down lit Christmas trees hanging from the ceiling, and Santa’s Grotto surrounded by snowflakes. The decorations didn’t quite reflect the much-anticipated Narnian theme, and weren’t quite the Christmas explosion that one would expect of such a festive themed ball.

The numerous bar venues were a hit, with queues that were far better than other events of this calibre and popularity. The Union staff were accommodating and merry in their Christmas jumpers despite the busy night.

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The attached marquee allowed for a nice break from the musical mayhem of the dance floor, as well as the occasional drunken incidents from overly keen ball-goers; many guests seemed to not notice this space, as it was a bit difficult to find after a few glasses of bubbles. Some signage throughout the venue that pointed guests to this underrated space would have been helpful.

The music was spot on and one of the best things about the ball. With appearances from the Alleycats, Jazzworks, the Black Sheep, and The Correspondents, guests had plenty of variation to keep them dancing. The dance floor was constantly packed and grooving until the very last few minutes.

Christmas Ball was enormously successful, and Mermaids should be thrilled with the evening as well as the funds they have raised that will be sending student acts to the Edinburgh Fringe this coming summer.

The ball was well organised and ran smoothly – as did the ticket sales, where the Christmas carols and atmosphere made the act of queuing for hours slightly less painful. Was it worth the hours of queuing and the £35 ticket? Did it live up to the hype that caused tickets to be resold for upwards of £70 on the Facebook page? It would have been difficult for any ball to live up to hype that big – and though it fell partially short due to the lack of Narnia decorations, Christmas Ball certainly came close.

Pictures by Gillian Davies

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