Met Gala and South Pole Film Festival

From January 24th

Every year the Met department and the science support team host a wine and cheese night for the station population, and this year’s event doubled as a pre-party for the South Pole Film Festival (SPIFF—I’m guessing the ‘I’ stands for ‘international’). The galley staff prepared for us a lovely arrangement of cheese and crackers and we all chipped in to provide wine for the night. Marissa, Clint, Jeremiah and I worked on decorating the space all day using random pieces of fabric to hide unsightly science equipment, and we cut some shiny bubble wrap insulation stuff into fun shapes. Time to party!

Met Science Gala

Party decorations and the hors d'oeuvres, CHEESE!

Party decorations and the hors d’oeuvres, CHEESE!

Fancy, decorated wine.

Fancy, decorated wine.

I had Matt do the Photoshopping for the invites. Fabulous! Anyway, only a few people dressed up fancy and the rest of us were in sweatpants. It was really fun to have everyone mingling together, especially with some new faces in the crowd!

The 2014-15 Summer South Pole Met Team: Jeremiah, Myself and Clint

The 2014-15 Summer South Pole Met Team: Jeremiah, Myself and Clint

Marissa and I with a lovely backdrop!

Marissa and I with a lovely backdrop!

My awkward friends

My awkward friends: Hans and Ian

The Ice Cube T-rex in a pope hat, also partying with us.

The Ice Cube T-rex in a pope hat, also partying with us.

 

Almost perfectly on time we ran out of wine, just as the SPIFF was about to begin. Over one hundred people packed into the galley to watch the much anticipated Polie-made movies.

To name just a few…

1_Kimmy_KosmosBICEP: What are they looking for with that thing? What the heck is a B-mode? Never fear, this educational documentary will help you understand this South Pole science project.

 

2_PUPPET EXTRAVAGANZA

The First-ever South Pole Puppet Extravaganza: An epic tale of a young steward, Mike, who finds himself transformed into a puppet. With the help of a mentally challenged companion, Zoe, they must overcome some obstacles to get back to the dish pit. Characters may or may not be loosely based on members of the galley staff. Oh, did I mention it’s also a musical? 

 

3_NightBaker

The Night Baker: Poor Jenn cannot get any work done because people are bothering her in the kitchen all night long! Odd requests, bribes, therapy visits, lots of terrible pick up lines, etc.

 

4_Whiteout White Out of my Love: This is it folks—the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the unveiling of a hit song, which reached #1 of the South Pole’s Top 40 the second that it was created. (I’m sure there have been about 40 songs written down here…) Warning! Appropriate for ages 18 and up…

Of course, I will post the links to these videos once they get put up on YouTube! 🙂

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