Once again, EUCC organised the best university ball money can buy with this years return of The Adventure Ball. Held on Saturday the 19th November, on a rainy night.
Whilst committee set up the venue, keen revelers were filling up coaches (after some pre-drinks) at the Lemmy and were soon on their way.
As always, slides, ball pits, rope swings and foam flooring meant that everyone could properly fling themselves around and act like a child again. Surfing down slides*, going head first down slides* and having multiple people going down the slides at the same time* made for enjoyable viewing, as well as an exhilarating ride for the participants.
Cocktails and vodka slushies were flowing and then as everyone started to get hungry, their desires were fulfilled with a glorious Hog Roast, complete with stuffing and apple sauce, and veggie burgers and coleslaw for the vegetarians.
As the evening started to draw to a close, and everyone was completely worn out, people moved to dancing before deciding to head home.
The first coach left at 11.30, and everyone else enjoyed the tunes and had a good dance whilst waiting for the second coach. Unaware of the storm going on outside.
Then, it hit us.
Water started bursting in through the roof in one corner of the adventure zone – security stood there watching, and it wasn’t until it started to flood in from the other side as well that action needed to be taken.
The power was shut off and a siren sounded, as everyone ran out of the adventure zone into the storm outside. It was like a scene from a film, people fell over, puddles got everyone soaked, and everyone was drenched, despite people only being outside for less than 5 minutes until we reconvened in a different building.
Everyone was then safely put back on a coach to Exeter; with our Bus Secretary valiantly piloting our minibus back through torrential flooding to make sure everyone got home safely.
Until next year AD Ball; for now we will all go back to our normal non-adventure filled lives…
(I say that, we’re EUCC – with us there is always adventure. Namely in the survivors paddle, the day after!)
*EUCC does not officially condone any unorthodox slide usage. Any person choosing to ride the slide “incorrectly” did so at their own risk.