Trinity Ball 2014 – Review

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2manydjsTrinity Ball – 4th April 2014

Another university term has come to an end, and so comes another Trinity Ball. When the line-up was announced a lot of complaints were made about it to say the least, with the Ents officer getting lots of criticism. People did not approve of the mainly dance-infused line-up with Example as a headliner. But as the night arrives it is obvious that it doesn’t really matter what the line-up is, the night is a spectacle in itself and no matter the line up everyone is looking forward to an exciting night ahead.

Unfortunately, the dance tent is at full capacity for most of the night, the organisation of the night seems to be at fault here, it should have been expected that the acts in this tent were too popular for the size of it. With loads of people trying to get in to see Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Duke Dumont, it’s all a bit chaotic and most of these people are turned away and left disappointed.

On the other hand, despite the initial disappointment, Example actually puts on a great show, particular high points are when he sings his most famous songs such as ‘Kickstarts’ which is when the crowd really pick up the atmosphere. However, it’s some young Irish bands who stand out tonight. It’s brilliant to see these bands getting some recognition with Le Galaxie and Otherkin putting on particularly enjoyable shows.

A highlight of the night is undoubtedly 2ManyDJs whose set is filled with songs that are full of energy and the entire crowd is going mad for the whole set. The night could not have ended on a higher note, everyone at the main stage is on top form and is left only wishing it could go on longer.

The night is filled with an electric atmosphere that is reserved for times like this, with everyone in great humour and dressed to the nines. As this year’s Trinity Ball comes to a close, there is an overall understanding that no matter what the line up, no matter what the weather, no matter how much people complain, this is always going to be an enjoyable night, and this year was no different.

Review by Orla Conway

 

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