Just shy of 1300 people attended the ICU Summer Ball on Saturday evening, with the event more than breaking even for the second year in a row.
Entertainments included a flashing dance floor, shisha booths, poker tables, a fire-breathing horse and some dancing girls. Around 250 people made it to the survivors photo at 4:30am, after 400 or so had enjoyed breakfast in the marquee a couple of hours before.
Sponsorship for the event ran to £6,000, provided by Shell (3,000), Recruitment Revolutions (1,000), IC Finance Society (1,000), Moss Bros (500) and NatWest (500), who had their logos projected onto the Queen's Tower throughout the evening.
Photographs by the professional photographer, including the survivors photo, will be made available to buy via the Union website, once someone figures out how to do it.
After financially disastrous balls in the past, perhaps the winning formula has finally been found. One question still remains though - 1300 people is only 10-15% of Imperial students. What about the rest?