Welly Ball by Indie

It’s nearly a week later, but it still feels like the morning after the night before. Yes, Welly Ball was the perfect way to start Raisin weekend once again…

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Don’t Walk Launch Party.. Where Were You? by Sam
September 29, 2010, 5:00 pm
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Last night was the infamous Don’t Walk Launch Party and SaintAndre decided to pop in for a bit. Continue reading

I swear this was made for us… by Sara
July 23, 2010, 4:52 am
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Warhol and Dom Perigon, need I say much more? Plus the video is awesome!


May Ball. by Indie
May 11, 2010, 11:56 am
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The headache from Saturday evening has finally subsided and the memories have slowly started to piece themselves back together of what was an amazing night! Hosted at Kinkell the KK get no points for originality, but this year’s ball was definitely a blast! This year I opted for a dinner ticket, which at first seemed ridiculously over priced, but on the night was worth it. Arriving early to a champagne reception and queue-less rides with only a hundred or so other guests was a massive perk, however standing around in the cold for a very long time before we were seated wasn’t so great! Once we got seated, warmed up and sufficiently fed and watered the atmosphere in the marquee was rowdy but with a St Andrews twist!And dare I say it…lots of banter!

Later on the rest of the guests arrived and the venue filled up with people enjoying their drinks tokens and the fairground rides letting loose before exams and celebrating the end of the year in style. The drinks system went down a treat and people seemed to be having lots of fun despite “The One Under” bar running out of cocktails mid-way. The music in the VIP tent was kicked off by our very own Dan Matthews, followed by some home-grown talent; Bring back the Planes. In the main arena I noticed a rather cocky indie band with the cliché hair and silly lyrics, but they served their purpose, warming up the room to make space for some more St Andrews showcasing – John Galvin. He threw down some crowd pleasing tunes accompanied by a Jazz band similar to that seen at the Bongo Ball and Masquerade.

Aside from this everyone looked great, guys donning tuxes and kilts and girls looking beautiful in all sorts of styles and summer colours. This was all let down a little however when at the end there was no sign of the traditional survivors breakfast and even worse no busses to get us out of Kinkell at four in the morning – but the KK kept us accommodated in the VIP tent and eventually everyone got home…I think…

All in all a great night, worth every penny for a good cause!

(photos by Oli Walker)

Pimmmmms by Sam
May 4, 2010, 4:15 pm
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Sorry for the lateness of the post but it’s only now I have started to recover from Pimm’s. The lovely ladies of the Lumsden Club, in addition to making my liver hurt, threw one of the best parties of the year. As Dan and I agree, it was neither the music nor was it the potency of the drinks, but rather the wonderful atmosphere of the whole evening. When I think of Pimms I am reminded of warm summer days laying in the grass having picnics and the Lumsden Club selected a perfect location to host the event. It was a shame the event didn’t start earlier in the day, as I would have loved to play some badminton. The late start of the event, while typical, was my biggest complaint. If it would have started at 2 P.M we all could have enjoyed the weather more and spent more time outside of the marquis. The attitude of the crowd was ecstatic the whole night. Maybe it was the Pimms, but everyone was enjoying themselves and really letting loose.

I enjoyed most of the music choices for the night. I loved hearing reggae while the sun was still up. The band which played next dissapointed me at first by playing some pretty depressing songs, but later they redemmed themselves with some great acoustic mash-ups. The DJ’s at the end couldn’t beatmatch and didn’t impress us at all. But all in all the music was great and we danced our asses off all night.

Maybe next year more tables for flip cup will be provided…..

Jah-over by Dan

snatch much?
A lot of people have been asking me about a song I like to play right near the end of my sets. It goes something like this:

Rusko-Jahova (right-click download)

If you didn’t already know, that song is called Jahova and its by Rusko. It comes off of his not-so-recently released EP, Babylon Vol. 1. Its an absolutely incredible track that can blow the quilted jacket off of any yah any day of the week. Don’t believe me? Check out this video:

For those looking to experiment a little more with this track, here is the unreleased VIP version done by Rusko himself in collaboration with label-mate Caspa. Apologies for the poor audio quality – unreleased tracks have their setbacks.

Caspa and Rusko – Jahova VIP

Masquerade by Indie

The idea of hiding behind a mask and acting socially unacceptable is something I think has crossed all of our minds at some point, partying hard, and even enjoying some inconspicuous fun all in the name of Charity… Our opportunity has come – St Andrew’s very own Masquerade is taking place after the easter break. In preparation I’ve been looking out for a mask for quite some time, but looking around town is pretty much useless unless you are feeling adventurous enough to make your own! Instead I have been trawling the internet (perfect time-wasting whilst planning an essay) and my first thoughts seemed to hint at the idea that all the masks where pretty girly. But then trusty Wikipedia told me about the history of Masquerade balls and the idea of flamboyance and decadence behind them – so it seems that guys can go all out too! Looking at a few it seems classic and black are a sensible option, or for the more daring something pointed and extravagant, don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd…after all you’ll be hiding behind your mask!

Get excited.