Scooter, the German dance group, played to an excited student crowd at the Freshers’ Ball 2015 on Thursday, 10th September. This year marked the return of the Ball to the Freshers’ Week Marquee, which is located behind the Student Centre. The event had been held in Astra Hall for the past two years, and saw Basshunter and Cascada feature as headline acts.
This year’s event had a similar dance theme to the past two. The Dead Prezidents returned to support Scooter, having played at the 2012 and 2013 events. Jamie Duff and DJ Flip also entertained the crowd on the night.
Tickets to the 2015 Ball cost €20. In contrast, tickets for the 2012 Ball, which was headlined by The Original Rudeboys and held in the Academy nightclub, cost €10. At the time, Eoin Heffernan, then UCDSU Ents Officer, spoke about bringing down the cost of the event as an enticement. However the price has increased incrementally over the past three years to a record high.