Date: It was the 2nd of June, I had the day off work and was reluctantly preparing to go for a masquerade ball with my misus organised by her employers (IBM). I got the masks from fancydress.com a week earlier but still wasn’t sure if I was going.
You see my reasons for no wanting to go were twofold; one being the fear of the unknown having never attended a ‘tuxedo–wearing masquerade ball’ and the other reason was being that I am …well unfortunately quite an unsociable character (working on it though). Well after much ranting and persuasion from the misus, I had no choice but to go :(
Ok first of there were of perks to it; her very generous employers hosted us for the night at the prestigious London hotel The Royal Lancaster. The ball was to kick–off at 7:30pm with a champagne cocktail, followed by evening dinner and ending with entertainment. As usual we made it an hour late (8:30) getting in time for the main course.
I must say I was nervous on arrival for the very fact that the table allocated to us had 8 empty seats and every other table around were virtually full! As we pulled the chairs to sit down, a couple from another table with 2 free seats invited us to join them on their table. They lit up the night for shy me cos they were really the chatty type. There was an award which I didn’t quite understand and the night ended with us playing games and dancing. My rating got the night – 4/5, well worth it.