Devil’s Brewery: your home away from home, with better beer. Well we came, we conquered, and we suffered with hangovers the next day. That’s right, Baiji Rugby rolled back into your hearts with a summertime social, graciously hosted by Devil’s Brewery on Easter-April-Fools-eve. Our rugby family rocked up in the evening, spurred on by some crackin’ (Easter pun, get it?) all you can drink offers, the promise of great company and some of the best burgers in town.
When the lights dimmed and the music started, we arrived; slowly but surely in our troves and hordes. Having had training a few hours prior our rugby gals and guys were primed for some good eating. These socials are a great way to meet new people and reconnect with the old ones… We had new Baiji players, old Baiji players, friends of friends, and people who got lost on the way to the club. All were welcome, all got their money’s worth playing our favourite drinking games, most couldn’t walk in a straight line after. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our attendees had to say…
‘It was a wonderful social! When I saw so many old and new members coming, I realized I’m in such a big warm family! We can’t stop drinking, laughing and kissing; I’m pretty sure Sophie got the most lipstick prints.’ – Yicheng
‘It was an easy laughter, familiar antics, this-time-again-next-week kind of vibe’ – Mr. Kenzie
So our free-flow drinks might have ended at midnight but the party did not. You know we kept on going. More rambunctious than ever. The event, in true hugby spirit, was an outpour of love. On behalf of Baiji, we’d love to thank everyone who attended and all the beautiful staff at Devil’s who plied us with booze and burgers.
‘Like in the best traditions of rugby, at Devil’s last night you could taste the joy of being together. In a simple but no less powerful celebration of friendship in all its aspects, without forgetting, indeed, a bit of craziness’- Franci Rauccio