A night at the zoo

Words by Ben Allison, Photo by Max Allison

On Saturday 18 October, the University of South Australia Student Association (USASA) held its annual ball.

For VIP members, the ball started in the Panda Sanctuary, where the formal proceedings occurred.

Guests sipped French champagne, mingled and ate decadent food while Wang Wang and Funi looked on, munching merrily on their bamboo sticks.

USASA President, Lia Lawrie, opened the evening with a formal address, after which Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr Laura-Anne Bull, presented former USASA President, Arun Thomas, with an Honorary Lifetime USASA Membership.

After the formal proceedings, guests were greeted by members of the zoo (not the human kind). A plethora of cuddly, slimy, scaly and furry creatures interacted with the guests before they entered the excitement of the night ahead. And exciting it was.

From fire-twirlers to a caricaturist, the night boasted a wide range of entertainment (and alcohol).

While party people tore up the dance floor to the live music, a magician walked around the room, bedazzling unsuspecting spectators.

During the night, a flash mob erupted and wowed the crowd.

Luckily, USASA employed a photographer to capture the night, so none of us have to remember what happened for ourselves!

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