Problem No. 1: The A.C.s weren't working. There were about 8-10 of them in the Seminar Hall (where the party was being held) and only 4 or 5 worked. Anyway, we called up some of the men from the offices and begged/pleaded/cried and finally got them to work.
Problem No. 2: Total multimedia shutdown. All the seniors were there, our teachers had arrived including our Head of Department, and the audio system refused to work. We tested it the day before, the morning of the day, and just before the party. It was in perfect working order and then somehow it just... died. Aamna called home and asked her dad to bring her woofers and since her house is pretty far away, we had to wait quite a while. Imagine, a party with no air-conditioning, no music, no nothing. Tension running high, fights breaking out here and there. Weeks of intense practise and preparation and running around in Anarkali and Pace, trying to get those damned hats and no music to dance to.
Khair. We started giving out the bottles, then - the one with the titles. Everyone adored them, especially the teachers. Lots of hooting, loads of fun.
And then the speakers arrived. The hall went nuts when we started the dances. They were all pretty good, thank God. The songs were all fun, upbeat and short so nobody got bored.
Then came the teachers' parody. Oh Lord, they LOVED it. I was mimicking the Head of Deptt., who also happens to be my favorite teacher (yes, the feeling's quite mutual =P), and 3 other friends of mine acted as the other teachers we had. We'd never rehearsed the script since no-one had the time, instead just ran through it once before our performance. When we went onstage, all of us forgot the script. We winged it. Totally winged it and gave it our all. The teachers were literally letting out belly-laughs and we couldn't control our laughter onstage, it was A-W-E-S-O-M-E~! Quite possibly one of the best times of the evening.
And then the seniors started their acts. Why, we have no idea. They were the ones getting the farewell, why the hell were they performing? Anyway, that went well too. They had this movie they made of their years in the uni... and it didn't work. LOL. No, I shouldn't be amused but I was because I had made this slide show for them and that DID work and everyone was impressed, even the seniors. It was great. Some of them got so emotional, they started crying.
We started winding everything up by 7:30 p.m. and then served dinner. And cake. All the teachers came up to me and told me that they loved the mimicry and I got lots of hugs. Lol.
I got texts and calls and hugs of thank yous from my teachers and the seniors. No, I'm not bragging, I'm just still on a high that we pulled this off, despite some major hitches. Here's a text from a senior, one that I really liked:
"Thanks a lot for making our last day so memorable... it was great.. everything went so awesome... and all of the memories we'll take away and remember forever are all because of you. The slide show you made was awesome and so were all the other things. We'll never forget this day. From our whole class, THANK YOU!"
... See why I'm high? One of the best days of my life it was =)