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14 things anyone who has ever been to Trinity Ball knows to be true

The baaaaall.

THE TRINITY BALL takes place tonight, so expect to see people in suits.

1. The queue to get tickets is a nightmare

Bad from the get-go.

Cb_I_qSWwAAF2vn Source: TCD Alumni

2. You don’t understand why you can’t just HAVE ONE

3. The place is full of lads trying not to damage their rented tuxes too much

… a bit won’t hurt though.

How-to-Iron-a-Tuxedo-shirt Source: Stepbystep

4. Wearing heels is an absolute no no


Have YOU SEEN the cobbles?

5. Sorting pre drinks is one of the most important tasks

It defines your ball experience from the get-go. Half your class will be having a gaff party, a quarter going for dinner, and the last few will just have cans on the bus.

The bus ride to predrinks 🍻🍷💃 #trinityball #boozecarrier #responsibilities

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6. Staying on campus to sneak in is a military operation

Room with a view #trinityball #predrinks #trinityorchestra Source: agraceinspace

… and you’ve definitely considered hiding booze in a bush at some stage.

7. It’s definitely a mini festival, not a ball

#TrinityBall #Trinitycollege #Dublin #amazing #instadublin #soiréedelannée

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Does this look like a game to you?

8. You’ll fall on the cobblestones at least once

1411375051_cobble Source: Tcd

Flats, heels, man, woman, running, walking… they don’t care.

9. The dance tent is the best craic, let’s be honest

How is Trinity Ball a thing. #tball #yippers #trinityball #tcd #basementjaxx #yearsandyears #ents #summer #love Source: grantdst

10. You’ll spend the night holding one of these

PERFECT accomadation for you sneaky naggin.

x354-q80 Source: Wanelo

11. The loo queue is where you’ll spend the majority of your time

Friendships are made.

Silhouette play #trinityball Source: kmiun

12. Someone will fall asleep in the middle of things

00120165 Source: Gareth Chaney

13. And you’ll definitely lose all your mates at various stages

14. You’ll definitely lose ALL THE THINGS

And will go directly to the event Facebook page which becomes a lost and found.

15. The party doesn’t stop when the gates close

If you’re home before 8am you’ve failed the Trinity Ball.

00120171 Source: Gareth Chaney Rolling

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