Kilts, sparkles, and bubbly: The Champagne Society Winter Ball was HUGE

Get out your evening scarf


It’s the most wonderful time of year again. No, not Christmas, but Champagne Society’s Winter Ball.

Miss-appropriated kilts, silk evening scarfs, stunning dresses, smashed glasses, and a killer headache: it’s the ball everyone loves to love, but hates in the morning.

Mike Dennison, the ball’s official roaming photographer captured those magical moments you can’t remember.

As always the Ball started off with a HUGE 12 litre bottle of Laurent-Perrier poured by the society’s long standing president, Mikey Dicks, for welcome drinks.

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Yeah, course Digby was there…

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…And he didn’t let us forget it

After the welcome drinks, the Champagne Soc royalty, in true ‘greeting the masses’ fashion welcomed us to the ball, and sent us to dinner.
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‘It was like a mating ground for the wealthy in Durham’ – Anonymous

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Rumour has it Sparticus was there…Champagne Society Winter Ball 2015 (191 of 335) Champagne Society Winter Ball 2015 (192 of 335) Champagne Society Winter Ball 2015 (193 of 335) Champagne Society Winter Ball 2015 (194 of 335) Champagne Society Winter Ball 2015 (196 of 335) Champagne Society Winter Ball 2015 (201 of 335) Champagne Society Winter Ball 2015 (204 of 335) Champagne Society Winter Ball 2015 (215 of 335)

After dinner came the raffle, and these lads did that classic thing of cheering like they’d won after every ticket was called.
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Which was really really funny.Champagne Society Winter Ball 2015 (247 of 335)

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So funny these guys joined in.Champagne Society Winter Ball 2015 (264 of 335) Champagne Society Winter Ball 2015 (268 of 335)This year’s Winter ball is potentially the messiest yet, but in a Facebook post on the event, President Mikey Dicks promised ‘the best and biggest ball the Champagne Society has ever held.’

Rumours are flying.
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