Expats is admirable in its simplicity: The society’s singular goal is to bring good music acts to St Andrews, to perform for intimate audiences. Last year, Oliver Dollar performed for 150 guests at Kinkell Byre. Still fresh off this stunning debut, Expats will make its return next Friday for a larger, more daring experience at Younger Hall.
The event intends to maintain the intimate feeling of its predecessor, while breaking new boundaries for the student experience. For the first time, a bar will be inside the main hall itself. Guests will therefore have the unique opportunity to order a Pablo at the same venue where they will eventually receive their diploma. Norwegian DJ Finnebassen will occupy the stage, the hall’s massive organ towering over him. In honour of Finnebassen’s nationality, the Scandinavian Society have teamed up with the Expats team for the event’s production. Joining Finnebassen on stage: DJs Visen, Rayan, Zaf, and ZONKS, all familiar and welcome sights to student eyes.
Guests may be wary at partying before Raisin Weekend; however, the event is slated for 6 pm – 12 am, an early night by any definition. La Crêperie will also be on hand to line stomachs, providing free crepes for early arrivals. Organisers further advise a “free spirited” dress code, allowing us to take our Raisin costumes on a test run.