Balliol drops black tie

The Balliol Summer Event took place last Saturday, but the
traditional Oxford black tie was conspicuously lacking. Balliol’s answer to the college ball attracted 600
people, but no dress code at all. The evening was an opportunity
for Balliol to showcase its distinct identity, and its
informality has been described as “typically lefty.” The main attraction was the presence of DJ Yoda, who is well
known in British hip-hop. DJ Yoda, having attended several Oxford
college black tie occasions, described the Balliol Summer Event
as a “ghetto ball”.ARCHIVE: 2nd week TT 2004