King's looking spectacular for the partyAlistair Rouse

With an obscure theme like ‘Music of the Spheres’, it’s no wonder that many arrived at King’s Affair in a cloud of glitter, sequins, and body paint. As expected, most of the guests were attired in hand-crafted garments, and I was no exception, my fingers still raw from wrestling with the silver paper and safety pins that constituted my mediocre ‘starry night’ costume. Daily Mail photographers prowled the queue as we waited in anticipation to enter through the beautifull-lit chapel and – much to the committee’s credit – everyone was in the event within an hour and a half.

The bar in particular resembled a classic night at Wednesday Cindies during certain points of the night. What more could you ask for?

Headlining King’s Affair was the infamous Mr Scruff, who is probably most famously known for his track ‘Kalimba’ which featured in the sample music folder of Windows 7. Mr Scruff may not have been there for a wild time, but he was certainly there for a long time: he occupied the main tent with his set for the best part of three hours. Though no Scouting for Girls, the main tent on the front lawn was filled with a steady stream of dancers, and his music provided a surprisingly pleasant backdrop for the rest of the event. King’s music really excelled, however, in the numerous other acts they provided in different areas of the college. The bar in particular resembled a classic night at Wednesday Cindies during certain points of the night. What more could you ask for?

As expected, the silent disco was a massive hit, and the acoustics of King’s massive hall meant it was a surreal experience to remove your headphones and listen to everyone yelling the words to ‘Sorry’ against such a majestic backdrop. The chapel was a beautiful place of respite, with massages on offer and the sweet tones of King’s Men, which contrasted to the madness outside of dodgems, free fall slides, zorbing and a ball pit. Some hilarious acts performed in the makeshift dome on the front lawn, and the food was simple yet satisfying, with unlimited burgers, hotdogs, donuts, and candyfloss adding a fun-fair feel to the evening.


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For half the price of your average May Ball, King’s Affair can only be described as a bargain, as it offered everything you could wish for in such a striking location. The night was the perfect way to celebrate May Week without breaking the bank, and I for one can’t wait for next year.

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