The Infamous DRAFP Ball Impresses Again

The DRAFP Ball returned for yet another year to resounding success.

Once again proving to be the grandest and well attended of all the spring hall balls, the DRAFP Hall Ball has reaffirmed itself as one of the staple events of the Candlemas semester. Lower College Lawn was effectively transformed into a Venetian soiree – from the starlit entrance to the scattered pieces of Italian sculpture work, no detail was spared.

Masquerade balls have been attempted many times in St. Andrews, recently last year’s “Masque-rave”, however the “Venetian Night” put on by the DRAFP committee is undoubtedly the most successful as of yet. With a free mask promised with every ticket, attendees were forced to  double takes when encountering their masked friends. With a triumphant “mask off” moment at midnight, one felt as if they were at a traditional masquerade party straight out of “Romeo and Juliet.”

With an all-star line up of Kideko, 99 SOULS and BBC Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw, attendees were treated to unwaveringly excellent music all night long. Grimshaw, who typically pulls in about 6 million listeners a week, brought down the house as he spun his tracks for the packed venue of just over a thousand students.

Key aspects of any ball, the ambience and atmosphere of Saturday night’s revelry were second to none. A universally appreciated element of the night was the various performers who mingled throughout the guests. Stilted women and living Venetian statues meandered about, posing for photos with attendees and interacting with the environment.

The DRAFP committee put together a fantastic event with excellent music and an interesting theme. This being said, when compared to previous years, it raised some questions. The price – £10 for residents and £20 for non-residents – compared to last year’s £5 for residents and £10 for non-residents, and two years before that, free for residents and £5 for non-residents left many asking – why the increase? And, did the quality of experience increase with that price?

Last year, guests were treated to free hog-roast, ice cream, popcorn and prosecco while this year the complimentary offerings dropped to the customary Jannettas. Additionally, last years theme, “Seven Deadly Sins” provided more interactive theme elements such as casino games and photo opportunities in the form of giant pound signs and thrones. The number of food vendors also diminished from years past, with options decreasing to just two.

NB: The committee has confirmed that the event raised over £10,000 for three charities – Save the Children, Scottish Refugee Council, and Families First Fife – likely due to the increased ticket prices.

On the whole, as a standalone event, the DRAFP committee’s “Venetian Night” was a resounding triumph. As other halls host their balls hold their balls during this month and next, DRAFP’s ball surely will be held in high esteem as the benchmark by which to judge success.

Comments

comments

55 thoughts on “The Infamous DRAFP Ball Impresses Again

  1. Pingback: bitcoin era review
  2. Pingback: Regression Testing
  3. Pingback: Harold Jahn
  4. Pingback: fake rolex
  5. Pingback: diamond art
  6. Pingback: DevOps
  7. Pingback: Plumbing Giant Rex
  8. Pingback: maine cornhole
  9. Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is essentially a game where you can do anything you want. Second life is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you want to see more you can see these sl articles and blogs

  10. Pingback: covid-19
  11. Pingback: canlı bahis
  12. I oversee a vape store submission site and we have had a listing from a vape store in the United States that additionally sells CBD goods. A Calendar month later, PayPal has contacted use to claim that our account has been limited and have asked us to take away PayPal as a payment solution from our vape shop web directory. We do not offer CBD items such as CBD oil. We simply offer promotion and marketing solutions to CBD firms. I have taken a look at Holland & Barrett– the UK’s Major Wellness Retailer and if you take a close look, you will see that they sell a surprisingly extensive variety of CBD items, primarily CBD oil and they also happen to accept PayPal as a payment method. It seems that PayPal is administering twos sets of rules to different firms. Because of this restriction, I can no longer accept PayPal on my CBD-related web site. This has restricted my payment possibilities and currently, I am heavily dependent on Cryptocurrency payments and straightforward bank transfers. I have sought advice from a solicitor from a Magic Circle law practice in The city of london and they explained that what PayPal is doing is altogether unlawful and discriminatory as it ought to be applying an uniform benchmark to all companies. I am yet to seek advice from a different attorney from a US law practice in London to see what PayPal’s legal position is in the USA. For the time being, I would be extremely appreciative if anyone here at targetdomain could offer me with alternative payment processors/merchants that deal with CBD firms.

  13. I run a vape shop website directory and we have had a posting from a vape store in the United States that likewise offers for sale CBD product lines. A Month later on, PayPal has written to use to say that our account has been limited and have requested us to take away PayPal as a payment method from our vape store directory site. We do not offer for sale CBD products like CBD oil. We solely offer advertising and marketing services to CBD firms. I have visited Holland & Barrett– the UK’s Major Health Store and if you take a close look, you will see that they promote a somewhat comprehensive series of CBD items, particularly CBD oil and they also happen to take PayPal as a payment solution. It appears that PayPal is administering contradictory standards to many different companies. Because of this stipulation, I can no longer take PayPal on my CBD-related web site. This has limited my payment choices and right now, I am greatly dependent on Cryptocurrency payments and direct bank transfers. I have spoken to a lawyer from a Magic Circle law firm in London and they said that what PayPal is undertaking is altogether against the law and inequitable as it should be applying a consistent standard to all companies. I am yet to consult a different legal representative from a US law practice in London to see what PayPal’s legal position is in the United States. In the meantime, I would be highly appreciative if anybody here at targetdomain could provide me with substitute payment processors/merchants that deal with CBD companies.

  14. Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is essentially a video game where you can do anything you want. SL is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you want to see more you can see these Second Life websites and blogs

  15. Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is basically a game where you can do anything you want. Second life is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you would like to see more you can see these second life authors and blogs

  16. By way of introduction, I am Mark Schaefer, and I represent Nutritional Products International. We serve both international and domestic manufacturers who are seeking to gain more distribution within the United States. Your brand recently caught my attention, so I am contacting you today to discuss the possibility of expanding your national distribution reach.We provide expertise in all areas of distribution, and our offerings include the following: Turnkey/One-stop solution, Active accounts with major U.S. distributors and retailers, Our executive team held executive positions with Walmart and Amazon, Our proven sales force has public relations, branding, and marketing all under one roof, We focus on both new and existing product lines, Warehousing and logistics. Our company has a proven history of initiating accounts and placing orders with major distribution outlets. Our history allows us to have intimate and unique relationships with key buyers across the United States, thus giving your brand a fast track to market in a professional manner. Please contact me directly so that we can discuss your brand further. Kind Regards, Mark Schaefer, [email protected], VP of Business Development, Nutritional Products International, 101 Plaza Real S, Ste #224, Boca Raton, FL 33432, Office: 561-544-0719

  17. Does anyone know what happened to Dimepiece LA celebrity streetwear brand? I am having trouble to proceed to the checkout on Dimepiecela site. I have read in Vogue that the brand was acquired by a UK-based hedge fund for $50 million. I have just bought the Nostalgia Luggage Tag from Amazon and absolutely love it xox

  18. By way of introduction, I am Mark Schaefer, and I represent Nutritional Products International. We serve both international and domestic manufacturers who are seeking to gain more distribution within the United States. Your brand recently caught my attention, so I am contacting you today to discuss the possibility of expanding your national distribution reach.We provide expertise in all areas of distribution, and our offerings include the following: Turnkey/One-stop solution, Active accounts with major U.S. distributors and retailers, Our executive team held executive positions with Walmart and Amazon, Our proven sales force has public relations, branding, and marketing all under one roof, We focus on both new and existing product lines, Warehousing and logistics. Our company has a proven history of initiating accounts and placing orders with major distribution outlets. Our history allows us to have intimate and unique relationships with key buyers across the United States, thus giving your brand a fast track to market in a professional manner. Please contact me directly so that we can discuss your brand further. Kind Regards, Mark Schaefer, [email protected], VP of Business Development, Nutritional Products International, 101 Plaza Real S, Ste #224, Boca Raton, FL 33432, Office: 561-544-0719

  19. By way of introduction, I am Mark Schaefer, and I represent Nutritional Products International. We serve both international and domestic manufacturers who are seeking to gain more distribution within the United States. Your brand recently caught my attention, so I am contacting you today to discuss the possibility of expanding your national distribution reach.We provide expertise in all areas of distribution, and our offerings include the following: Turnkey/One-stop solution, Active accounts with major U.S. distributors and retailers, Our executive team held executive positions with Walmart and Amazon, Our proven sales force has public relations, branding, and marketing all under one roof, We focus on both new and existing product lines, Warehousing and logistics. Our company has a proven history of initiating accounts and placing orders with major distribution outlets. Our history allows us to have intimate and unique relationships with key buyers across the United States, thus giving your brand a fast track to market in a professional manner. Please contact me directly so that we can discuss your brand further. Kind Regards, Mark Schaefer, [email protected], VP of Business Development, Nutritional Products International, 101 Plaza Real S, Ste #224, Boca Raton, FL 33432, Office: 561-544-0719

  20. I look after a vape store website directory and we have had a listing from a vape store in the USA that also offers CBD goods. A Month later, PayPal has contacted use to claim that our account has been limited and have asked us to take away PayPal as a payment method from our vape store directory site. We do not sell CBD product lines like CBD oil. We simply provide online marketing services to CBD companies. I have taken a look at Holland & Barrett– the UK’s Well known Wellness Store and if you take a close peek, you will see that they sell a reasonably substantial variety of CBD products, particularly CBD oil and they also happen to take PayPal as a settlement method. It seems that PayPal is employing double standards to different companies. Due to this constraint, I can no longer take PayPal on my CBD-related web site. This has restrained my payment choices and currently, I am greatly reliant on Cryptocurrency payments and direct bank transfers. I have checked with a lawyer from a Magic Circle law firm in The city of london and they said that what PayPal is undertaking is altogether against the law and discriminatory as it ought to be applying a consistent standard to all companies. I am yet to consult with a different attorney from a US law firm in London to see what PayPal’s legal position is in the USA. For the time being, I would be very appreciative if anybody here at targetdomain could offer me with substitute payment processors/merchants that deal with CBD firms.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The Stand