Singles to rock night away
Singles from as far away as Auckland, Wellington and New Plymouth have already bought their tickets for the Arrowtown Singles Ball on Saturday. Organiser Bridget Paape said groups were also coming from Dunedin and Invercargill and the ball was expected to be very popular especially as the annual Stewart Island Singles Ball had been cancelled this year. Last year’s inaugural Arrowtown Singles Ball attracted about 150 people, many of them aged in their 30s and 40s, with keen 50-plus and 60-plus ball-goers also having a great night. Entry is restricted to singles 25 years and over and Ms Paape urged even the most shy of singles to come along. ‘‘I will be there on the door to meet and greet anyone who arrives alone and make sure they are introduced to some new people,’’ she said. Ms Paape knew of at least one couple who got together at last year’s ball and were still together, living in Arrowtown. ‘‘It’s a great way to get together and celebrate spring, have fun and meet some new people.’’ People were up dancing early on in the night last year and there was a great atmosphere. ‘‘The place was rocking.’’ Arrowtown’s Athenaeum Hall
will be pumping again with all the old 60s, 70s and 80s tunes from popular Invercargill band, Lipstick and Queenstown comedian Emma Lange will start the night with a laugh.
All set: Arrowtown Ball organiser Bridget Paape (left) and friend Gypsy West get ready to promote Arrowtown’s Singles Ball.