7 reasons why you need to fall in Love in Fair Verona

Stephanie Luong dishes on why UTSoC’s ball will be a night to remember - especially for all you star-crossed lovers seeking an escape from the toils of daily life.

There is no doubt that by now, your Facebook feed is full to the brim with promotions of society event after society event - especially if you belong to more than one. Yet, if you’re a hopeless romantic looking for your Romeo or Juliet, there is only one place to be on Friday 12 October 2018. Read on to find out all the reasons why you should fall in love in Fair Verona.

My only love sprung from my only hate

Non-stop assessments, and the fear of exams keeping you down? This is a night that will make you forget your impending deadlines, and fall in love with all the sweetness that life has to offer - a night to eat, drink and dance away all of your woes, surrounded by friends (and maybe even that special someone). Why procrastinate at home on Netflix (or Stan), when you can boogie with your mates, and put off doing your group project together? 

Give me my Romeo… And he will make the face of heaven so fine

Need I say more? Put on your best dress or tie and dancing shoes, and slide your way right into a dance with the one that’s caught your eye. It’s time to get off UTS Love Letters, and profess your love to that special someone in person, Di Caprio-style. 

These times of woe afford no time to woo

If you’re still feeling lonely because you haven’t had the chance to connect properly with someone in your tutorials, this will be the perfect opportunity to put yourself out there. With everyone dressed to the nines for this special occasion, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to pose for your first photo as a couple. You’re welcome.

O teach me how I should forget to think

A little liquid courage never hurt anyone (when consumed responsibly), and this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a drink or two with your friends in anticipation for the end of the semester.

Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall

Consider yourself a maniac on the dance floor? Keen to unleash and showcase your jazz-hands! This is your moment to shine! Who knows? Maybe you’ll capture the heart of a special someone with your wicked moves – just as Juliet did.  

Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear

This is your chance to put your best foot forward (literally), and come dressed to impress! This is the perfect excuse for some much-needed stress-relieving retail therapy, or to showcase that suit or dress gathering dust in your closet.

Can I go forward when my heart is here?

In true Romeo & Juliet fashion, this night will surely come to a close and so too, will the magical moments. But, fear not! The innumerable selfie and candid photography opportunities ensure many Instagram-worthy moments, ready to be relived and envied at the next #TBT.

Now that you’ve been completely convinced of the cannot-miss magic of the UTSoC Ball, head to the Facebook event and hit ‘Interested’ to stay updated! Tickets are available here.

Stephanie Luong is a second-year Law/Communications (Social and Political Sciences) student, and is most likely asleep right now, or at any given moment really.