May-Ballers of the Week
No one is safe
What happens when you release revision-addled Cantabs from their work, ply them with alcohol, and make them dress up?
No, not cultural appropriation, you cynical reader.
May week has been and gone, and The Tab Cambridge has trawled through the thousands of photos to bring you our May-Ballers of the Week. The cocktails have been consumed, and all of the mishaps and antics have been immortalised on The Tab as a lesson for future generations to pace themselves with the bevs.
After a rigorous selection process (looking through a few photos before too much boredom), we bring you our May-Ballers of the Week:
Squads of the Week
Let’s begin with one of our most prestigious categories. Leaving Cambridge with a first, a rowing-blue, or a soulmate – all come second to finding that killer squad.
Best dressers of the Week
Where better to look for our Best Dressers than King’s Affair, where this year’s theme was psyche. Judging by most of their outfits, they need their heads examining #burn
Photobooth antics of the Week
In the photobooth, the clock is ticking, and the pressure is on for a memorable photo. Here’s what our winners came up with, and memorable they were.
Most serious funfair competitor of the Week
“I don’t care if it’s only a bit of fun, that Minion toy is mine”. May Balls are not for the faint-hearted. Fairground games are meant to be taken more seriously than Tripos exams.
Awkward petting zoo photo of the Week
When the may ball committee thinks holding a tarantula will make for a fun take home photo and ur like
Couple of the Week
Emma May Ball brought us a proposal this year. Was it for a college marriage or real marriage? It doesn’t matter.
We’re guessing she said yes.
Ever feel like you’re stuck in a bubble in Cambridge? They know the feeling.
It’s a NO from us
May Balls cost the best part of 200 pounds. Therefore, to all of those who spent their ball on their phones (and believe us, there were quite a few) instead of enjoying the atmosphere, it’s a no from us.
To reiterate, 200 pounds. Stop flagging. It’s a NO from us.
Most edgy sculpture of the Week
Food and drink, check. Music, check. The only thing missing is a few bamboo shoots taped to some Christmas lights. Can someone call up the Architecture department?
Veterans of the Week
Who said May Balls were only for students? The Cantabs of yesteryear are great fun. You know, when they’re not voting to destroy the UK and all. Don’t get FOMO, find your veteran for next year now at seekingarrangement.com.
And finally, our May-Ballers of the Week
Could YOU be one of this year’s winners? Find out below:
There you have it, Cambridge. Summer has arrived, and the Tab hasn’t stooped low enough to bring you ‘Interns of the Week’ just yet.
Photo credits: Caius: John McLean Christ’s: QTy photography Dan Zhang, Zhou Ou, Rupert Newman, Johannes Hjorth Emma: Freddie Dyke Homerton: Gwilym Rowbottom Photography, William J Morris Jesus: Chris Williamson Pembroke: Lafayette photography King’s Affair: Julieta Sarmiento Photography Newnham: Freddie Dyke Robinson: Tom Porteous, Simon Schofield Trinity Hall: Qiuying Giulia Lai, Aiden Chan.