Friday, 4 December 2015

The Berkley Formal

Last night was the Berkley Farewell Formal. Aranui (my team) and a few others helped with decorations, selling tickets, and setting up the tables. I was lucky enough to help with painting and putting up decorations.

The theme this year was 'Boho Bazaar' which is sort of hippie, with peace signs, doves, hearts and hippie vans. I helped paint one of the murals, and put them up, blew up balloons and put them up, and strung the bunting. I was rather annoyed on the night when people started pulling down the balloons that took about half a block to put up, and popping them. Overall, I think the rec. centre looked good.

The dance started at 7:00pm, everyone brought a plate of food for dinner later on. Some of the teachers dressed up, and everyone looked nice. We did dances like the Mambo, Cha Cha, Waltz, Rock 'n' Roll, Cotton Eye Joe, some line dances, and the Macarena. We had to be "escorted" to dinner, and I ended up going with one of my friends.

It was definitely a good night (despite the balloon popping) and I enjoyed myself a lot. It was a nice way to finish off the year.

(As soon as there are photos, I will put them on this post.)

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