Butler Day, Bfestival 15

I had the unique pleasure this year of co-organising Butler Day with Siri. This is the first year (as far as I know) that a SCDO has ever had to plan the day, and I have to say a huge congratulations to any of you that have organised a previous Butler Day, it is no easy feat!

So this blog post was just to catch everyone up to speed on the day in case you missed it! It is safe to say that it was a great day and once the rain cleared in the early afternoon and the drink started flowing a little more, Butler settled into a cracking afternoon and evening of fun!

This years Butler Day was themed around Bfestival, basically a generic festival feel was the aim of the day, which was achieved by having a number of bands on throughout the day, split over 2 stages. Of course in true Butler Day style there were waltzers, inflatables and crazy golf to entertain those that didn’t want to just listen to bands all day. Add this to the Butler Tigers and Dance Troupe performance, and a comedy magician act in the evening it was safe to say many tastes were catered for! The day was rounded off by 2 main bands in the bar and then a DJ playing until 2am, at which point the bar was still very full (a good sign that the day went ok!).

The traditions of Butler Day were not forgotten and the Awards were read out to a packed audience in the bar, followed by the infamous Mr+Mrs Butler, where Jacob Ireson and Hannah Turner were voted as the 2015 Mr+Mrs Butler. DSC_0211 DSC_0215 DSC_0207 DSC_0208 DSC_0213 DSC_0002 DSC_0009 DSC_0018

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the day, whether it was helping set-up the decorations or if you were an attending alumni. Looking ahead to next year, Butler Day 2016 will be in line with the 10th Year Anniversary, so expect something bigger and better than Butler has ever attempted before!

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