GLITTERBALL: Review

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Last weekend, the LGBT society brought the fabulous Glitterball to the stunning Hall of Champions at the Old Course Hotel. The night was full of drag acts, a Lady Gaga impersonator and lots of glitter bombing and is certainly not one to forget in a hurry.

The evening began with a VIP reception, featuring performances from the Jazzle sisters and the Just So society. It was great to have some intimate acts to start the entertainment and they certainly made sure that everyone had lots of fun. After 9 pm, the Hall of Champions began to fill up and the party really got underway. The first act, a jazz band, brought a touch of glamour to the event and it was great to see something a little bit different. Those who arrived early enough enjoyed the opportunity for some old style dancing.

The headline performer was described as “Scotland’s best Lady Gaga impersonator”, Miss Gaga, and she really didn’t disappoint. She sang plenty of Gaga’s biggest hits but also belted out some other popular songs to make sure there was something for everyone. Guests flocked to the dancefloor and really seemed to enjoy themselves. The evening ended with a DJ set by Moritz Schwarzmann and Jerome Gano, who kept everyone on the dance floor with a variety of music.

The room was decorated to suit the theme with glittery jars, shimmering silhouettes and rainbow coloured balloons. Although they provided lots of sparkle, it wasn’t tacky or overdone and the venue looked great. Most guests went along with the theme and had added a little touch of sparkle to their outfits. For those who wanted a little bit more glitz, there was facepainting and some impromptu glitter bombing as the night went on. I think everyone left covered in glitter in some way; I suspect I’ll be finding glitter amongst my belongings for months to come.

The only criticism I have is that it ended slightly earlier than expected. I was having a good time and it was a shame to have to stop dancing! All in all, it was a great night and you got a lot for your money. This new event has definitely left its mark on the St Andrews calendar and I hope to see it make a dazzling return in years to come.

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