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Published on November 4th, 2012

The 4th Grand Anarcho-Dandyist Ball on Saturday 1st December was another storming success for The Chap Magazine and its extremely well-dressed followers. Topping the bill in the grand ballroom were Albert Ball’s Flying Aces, a Great War-era hot jazz ragtime band featuring silky-voiced siren Patricia Hammond on vocals. The band’s entire set comprised of songs written before 1920.

Earlier in the evening, Kwabana Lindsay walked a tightrope stretched in front of the stage, in full evening dress. Not content with such a feat, he then played the fiddle atop his taut and very narrow stage. Lindsay was followed by a “secret” surprise appearance from Chap-hop legend Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer, who played, among other ditties, his latest hit single “Just LIke a Chap”. Then along came Spacedog, a delightful musical combo with Sarah Angliss on theremin and saw, accompanied by Hugo the automaton. This was all preceded by the crazed ramblings of our eccentric host, Michael “Atters” Attree. Our host in the cocktail bar was Mr. Viv the Spiv, who introduced a real live flea circus and the Flirtinis, who instructed guests how to flirt properly, all assisted by The Chap’s resident Butler, Mr. Bell.

Guests religiously obeyed the “eccentric, eclectic, esoteric, electric” dress-code, many of whose outfits may be viewed in our picture gallery.

6 Responses to “The Eccentric Grand Anarcho-Dandyist Ball 2012”

  1. Albion says:

    Top hole! Or should it be bottom hole? Or button hole? Or mint with the hole? A whole evening of entertainment. That’s what I meant…….

  2. Craig Smith says:

    Here’s something to consider for the Ball. Have B&H organise a part of the bar that only sells bottles (yes, some of us do drink lager…). Last year, the majority of the evening was spent waiting six deep at the bar whilst numerous cocktails were being bought. Just an idea you might like to pass along…

  3. KGW says:

    Albert Ball’s Flying Aces. A superb choice.

  4. Bunny Bailey says:

    I agree with Mr Smith…while I had a simply spiffing time last year, I did so wish my sartorially excellent husband had been standing next to me most of the night, rather than at the bar.
    May I suggest one hires additional waiting staff, so essential for any party to go with a pop! Or one could have two bar areas, one for cocktails or aperitifs and one for the working classes selling ale and such.

  5. The surprise appearance of the irrepressible and beguiling Mr B.was the addition that made the night complete. That man is an absolute legend

  6. KGW says:

    The night was a triumph. I loved Atters’ clothing. Jason King still lives.

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