May Ball Review: Homerton – James Bond

Marieke Audsley 3 July 2009

Martinis? Check. Flashy sports car? Check. Daniel Craig? Sadly not. But apart from the disappointing absence of 007 himself Homerton’s Bond themed ball was a definite Dr. ‘Yes’.

The announcement in the queue that the headline act – Cajun Dance Party – had cancelled was ominous; however, their replacement, Noah and the Whale were, to quote their hit ‘5 Years Time’, “fun, fun, fun” indeed. DJ High Contrast provided plenty of reason to dance the night away, and we were fuelled by a fantastic range of food with old favourites (Hog Roast, Yubba Yubba donuts) and a few newcomers (lamb tagine, chicken tikka with naan).

My only complaint lay with the main bar. About half way through the evening I asked for a gin and tonic, only to be told that the ice and tonic water had both run out. Not being a fan of warm lonely gin this was a sore disappointment, but my mood was soon lifted by Blueprint’s performance in the Goldeneye tent. Classics from Take That, Busted, the Backstreet boys, and my personal favourite, a Westlife medley, all accompanied by dance moves reminiscent of the halcyon days of Top of the Pops. Amazing.

Tomorrow never dies, but I wish Friday 12th June didn’t either.

Marieke Audsley