The Grecians' Ball

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The Grecians' Ball

Post by Great Plum » Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:41 pm

What was your ball like?

The 1999 ball was a bit of a farce really.

It was the first year that they had moved the rock concert from the last night of term to the Saturday before, bringing the Ball to the last evening...

This meant that most people were relatively reluctant....

However, the evening started off well, with Tom Ryder-Smith turning up in a 19070's Aston Martin and Chris Collings in a horse and trap at the Head's house.

I must have had a bottle of champagne there... *hic*

We then moved onto the thai themed food in a marquee by the theatre (the beer was rank).

During this time, we were serenaded by Harry (the jazz pianist - of vague fame) and his trio.

However, due to there being a relatively high member of the Foundation on my table whom I fell out with in regard to houses over the green and pleasant lands I left after the main course and went to the UF, GE and deps disco. Withion half an hour over 80% of my year were there...

When I got back to the theatre, it was carnage with only about 10 people remaining...

I remember being really disappointed in that evening...

The last night was better though afterwards.... :)
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Post by J.R. » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:19 pm

I CANNOT believe you opened your thread with that question, young Plum !!

Bought to mind the joke about The Prison Officers Ball.
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Post by Richard Ruck » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:31 pm

J.R. wrote:I CANNOT believe you opened your thread with that question, young Plum !!

Bought to mind the joke about The Prison Officers Ball.
The one that's not a dance, but an auction?
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Post by J.R. » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:36 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:
J.R. wrote:I CANNOT believe you opened your thread with that question, young Plum !!

Bought to mind the joke about The Prison Officers Ball.
The one that's not a dance, but an auction?
Or raffle, even ?
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Post by Richard Ruck » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:39 pm

Well, I was near enough.

Still a bit of gin in the system I think. :)
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Post by Great Plum » Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:01 pm

Stop hijacking my thread...

I also put the apostrophe in the title in the wrong place... *sigh* - can a mod amend it for me?
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Post by Richard Ruck » Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:05 pm

Great Plum wrote:Stop hijacking my thread...
Sorry, it's just that we didn't have any Balls of our own... :wink:
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Post by AKAP » Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:43 pm

Did share a ball with a girls school from Haselmere when I was there. I even got an invite to share a ball at their place as well.

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Post by Great Plum » Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:59 pm

So did all the Grecians go over to that school then?
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Post by Deb GP » Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:07 pm

I found our Grecians' Ball all a bit tedious and dull actually. All that hype and really all it was was a Saturday night on a Thursday with an expensive frock and bad tiramasu.

Best bit was Brickell playing dance with the devil and that was very, very good.

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Post by AKAP » Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:32 pm

We didn't all go over there, I got an invite but it wasn't a good idea, I've been to some posh dos but this one took the biscuit, I'm still mentally damaged.

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Post by Vonny » Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:18 pm

I vaguely remember our Grecians ball in 1988 - when I say "vaguely" all I can actually bremember is being walked back to BaB by one of the Gardner twins :shock: :lol:

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Post by palgsm93 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:21 pm

Great Plum wrote:I also put the apostrophe in the title in the wrong place... *sigh* - can a mod amend it for me?
It is done Prof. Plum. :)

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Post by Hannoir » Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:51 am

my grecians ball was one of the best nights ever! it was in 2002 and was in big school, there were loads of pretty balloons there and goldfish on the table.

i got sooo drunk. we had generous teachers on our table who bought loads of wine, we danced the night away and i was hideously hungover the next day.

such good memories of that night.
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Post by Great Plum » Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:33 pm

Deb GP wrote:I found our Grecians' Ball all a bit tedious and dull actually. All that hype and really all it was was a Saturday night on a Thursday with an expensive frock and bad tiramasu.

Best bit was Brickell playing dance with the devil and that was very, very good.
Brickell was / is one of the best drummers around imho...
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