LIFES A BEACH!

WILD TIMES AT FIRST BYSTANDER BALL EVER

They started arriving early, they were THAT excited. School was out, the evening sultry and it was the first Bystander Ball with Johnnie B. Oh. My. God. The dress code was ‘black tie on the beach’, and there were some creative interpretations (arm bands, anyone?). But mostly the girls wore floral garlands, the boys wore Hawaiian shirts and the key accessory was a pair of very, very long tanned legs.

These kids don’t hang about. As soon as the 500 teens tore into Notting Hill’s Supperclub, the action began — they were straight onto the dancefloor, up a podium, on each other’s shoulders, hands in the air, chucking beach balls at the monster glitterball. And there they stayed, bouncing as one, only straying to visit the Johnnie B Style Studio or have their special moment in the crush with Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing and Phoebe-Lettice Thompson. Any wilting was remedied by a pitstop at Neville hair salon, Pixi make-up and the Perfect 10 Manicure Bar. The very inviting sofas (more like beds) provided respite for weary limbs (which occasionally got tangled…) and those prepared to take a breather beat it out on the Jaques ping-pong table outside. The party went on past midnight, with sustenance in the form of chips, chicken satay and Candy Kittens candy. Enough sugar can do exciting things to people and by the end, the place looked like a scene from St Trinians Go Mad in Ibiza. Did they ever make that film? They should.

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