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Daft Friday [Party Week]

Daft Friday [Party Week]

The last day of the fall term at the Glasgow University Union (GUU), the highlight of the GUU’s social calendar, is a black-tie ball called Daft Friday. For one night (until 8am) the entire union is decorated and themed a particular theme, with many acts and festivities available to students.

The year 2009 will be the 100th anniversary of Daft Friday at the GUU. The 99th Daft Friday, held on Friday December 19th 2008, was themed after video games, hence the heading above the mural, PlayUnion. The theme itself is every year a closely guarded secret, revealed to attendees only upon arrival on the big night.

The festivities included a ceilidh, a string quartet, a swing band, indoor laserquest, a flair bar, a casino, a raffle (main prize was a Wii), a drinks reception, with music provided by the Freemasons and Radio 1’s Reggie Yates, and a big name headliner, which I will post a photo of on Saturday (July 11th).

This post is a part of Party Week (July 6th – 12th)

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© 2009

One response

  1. Jen

    Oh I have great memories of Daft Fridays – going home on the train in a ballgown at 8am when everyone else is going to work.

    I went the first year with a boyfriend, the next year with a male friend and the final year with a male friend who became a boyfriend that night – blokes always look better in tuxedos don’t they!

    I’d just like to state for the record, I was NEVER one of the couples that snogged on the snooker tables. Always looked too painful to me!

    July 9, 2009 at 8:21 am

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