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The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review, September, 1922

The Football Dance

The Football Dance.

"There was a sound of revelry by night,
And in the glittering Town Hall, gathered there,
Were Sydney's Chivalry, Victoria's Fair."

The Ball in honour of the Sydney 'Varsity Footballers was quite a cheerful affair. Among those present were a few V.U.C. students. The hall was decorated with a somewhat tangled mass of green and gold streamers, which looked fairly effective until sonic misguided genius, under the influence of supper, dragged page 56 them all down half way through the evening. After that the dancers ploughed through the decorations adorning the floor. No striking incidents occurred. A few of the Sydney Boys, just to show they were from Sydney and not of the common herd, became some-what blotto towards the end of the evening and endeavoured to assist the working of the orchestra. Otherwise they appeared to be nonentities. At about 1.30 a.m. Mr. H. E. Moore appeared on the platform in a rather charming dress suit of black cloth, and announced in his resonant voice that late cars would leave at 2 o'clock for various parts of the town. And so at 2 o'clock the orchestra played half of "God Save the King" just to show that the 'Varsity is not entirely disloyal, and we staggered forth, the blessed ones with, and the disappointed ones without a fair maiden to lead home.

The success of the Ball was due to a hardworking committer with Mr. E. C.Wiren as secretary.