July 2nd was the JCI Cambridge Summer Party. If you didn’t go, you missed out!
Patrick McCrae, JCI Cambridge Committee Member and Director of Works in Print gives us the low down on how the day progressed.
Meeting at Corpus Christi clock probably wasn’t the best idea of the evening, but it certainly set a precedent for loud, expensive, shiny things.
A quick stroll down to the punts and we were on it. No, literally, we were. Five O’clock means JCI Cambridge Pimm’s a go-go. Delighting in the information gleaned from our punter. We now all know about the Night Crawler’s Santa Hats, why Queens’ College is so name and all about Prince Charles and his bodyguards.
Not long after disembarking the punt Jen, the JCI President, me, the VP, and Lisa the ascending, were seated in hierarchical order in the Cambridge Union. A brief history of the place was given, famous speakers listed off, but we were all keen to get on and make some cocktails. Of course it really went downhill from here.
Something that tasted like cake
All brilliant and all made by us. Wasn’t long until we’d left the allocated room and found ourselves moving garden furniture outside to make our own little JCI cocktail bench. Lovely.
Not wanting to miss our reservation at Cambridge’s fine Crowne Plaza we trotted off and sat down to a salubrious three course meal. Melon, Pork and then something delicious. It was getting quite late by the time we’d all finished discussing the finer points of the JCI Creed, so we decided it was probably time to head over to Lololola, Cambridge’s newest (and frankly best) club.
VIP entry of course (they even took my sunglasses into the cloakroom). Well, up the stairs we went into the main room where cocktails were served in carved our Easter Island heads. It had a real Tiki feel. Basically amazing.
Of course the rest of the evening is really a blur, because it went with such speed. Snippets: excellent service, Tiki Beats, massive sound system failure, JCI committee all getting down and grinding, broken glass, high-end free BBQ on the terrace, more dancing, cigarettes, more dancing, the return of my sunglasses! Various chance meetings for some members of our party….! Macdonald’s. Taxi. Sleeping in the car. Bed. Is everyone still alive? Yes. Brilliant.
Another wonderful party hosted, presented, funded and recounted by JCI Cambridge.
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This post was written by James Mitchell