An event, happening three times in a row might be called a tradition. For ESN Lithuania it is so called Bling Bling party, this time organized for the 3rd and not for the last time. Idea to dress up and to spend a night together with international students from 5 different universities and ESNers from 5 different sections this year seemed to be attractive for more than 700 participants.
But who is standing behind all of that and makes the ends meet and everyone enjoy the results of it? These are 4 people who are hiding under two letters “OC”. Today we will talk with one of them - Darija Kupstaitė.
Why Bling Bling?
The organizers of the first party (a year ago) wanted something not so hard to prepare (either for exchange students or for organizers) but at the same time something memorable, shining and sparkling. That was how Bling Bling theme came up.
So what does the OC made of? What are you responsible for?
OC is made of people from different sections in Vilnius (one person from each section) and those who were organizers of previous parties. We are responsible for everything actually. We are looking for the place, DJ, musicians, dancers, we even had a violin player. We are also trying to get some discounts for students and trying to keep everything in order. Personally I was responsible for tickets, for counting money and paying for everything (I think it is because I am an economics student :) ), also for decorations and together with all other organizers for keeping the order during the event.
As shortly as possible, what are the main stages of organizing this kind of event?
In my opinion the most important thing is a good team. A clear plan of the event should be in the second place and the third stage is about being stick to the plan.
What was the biggest challenge you’ve faced while preparing Bling Bling 2013 Spring?
Definitely the biggest challenge was the place for the event. We couldn’t get the same place as we had during the previous parties. We called to more than 5 places and every time we got an answer “Sorry, no”. But finally we succeed, we found a very nice place, it wasn’t perfect but it was the best option from those that we have had.
Are you happy with the final results?
I’m quite happy, we did everything we could. Of course we made some mistakes but I believe it will be a lesson for everyone.
What, do you think, is the reason of Bling Bling’s success?
The main reason, I think, is that students were interested in this event more than ever before. We couldn’t believe that there are so many students who want to attend this party.
Maybe something fun or interesting have happened during the evening what all ESN Lithuania would be interested to read about? :)
The most interesting and a bit unexpected thing was that a group of students was waiting for the last tickets since 9 pm (the door was opened at 10 pm).
ESN Lithuania sincerely thanks for all the organising team for their amazing job done before, after and on 8th of February!