Revellers pack the dance floor at the Orientation Week Toga Party at Forsyth Barr Stadium last night. Photo by Linda Robertson.
Thousands paid a fitting tribute to the excesses of Roman
lifestyle last night.
About 3500 students packed into the Otago Daily Times
stand at Forsyth Barr Stadium for the Otago University
Students' Association's annual Toga Party.
OUSA communications and events manager Dan Hendra said it was
a ''fantastic'' night.
Crowd behaviour was good and nobody had been ejected, to his
''I have been talking to all the different staff ... and they
are all really impressed at how mellow it's been,'' Mr Hendra
said after the event.
''It's been a fantastic night had by all ... we hope the rest
of the week will be in much the same suit.''
Student Abby Anderson loved taking in the atmosphere of the
event, especially as there were ''no eggs here''.
The 18-year-old had only one word to describe the night -
As the students poured in dressed in their finest linen, some
white, others beige and the adventurous in green or blue, it
was apparent they all had one thing in common - their desire
The students crowded on to the dance-floor and erupted into
movement as the sounds of the O-Taiko drum group began
proceedings for the night.
They danced under the grandstands, they danced in the
entrance to the toilets and one girl even danced despite her
DJs Swaren, 50 Cal and High Hoops entertained the crowd until
Sergeant Damion Rangitutia said the event had provided ''no
cause for concern'' and police had not been called to the