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Friday 20 October 2017

Belles at the Ball

Michael McHale

IN THE fields of Oxygen or Electric Picnic, the traditional footware is the wellington boot. But for those enjoying one of the first music events of the year, flat heels were a must-have.

"We've learnt from past mistakes," said second-year student Cathy Ryan (20),as she waited for the start of this year's Trinity Ball which took place last night.

As Trinity veterans know, lasting the night means leaving the stilettos at home. And Cathy, like her friends Aoife Byrne and Mary O'Dwyer was hoping her flat-heeled brogues would save her from tripping over the campus' cobbles.

With tickets costing €78 each, the attraction of staying in was obvious. However the line-up -- which included British rapper Dizzee Rascal, rockers Mystery Jets and Irish band Delorentos -- made the price tag acceptable to many happy punters, with yet another sell-out crowd.

For former medical students Nigel Reddin (28) and Niall Molloy (26), money wasn't so much an issue as having a good time.

"It's a totally unique event," said Nigel.

Irish Independent

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