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DAPPER FLAPPERS IN VINTAGE CRACKER

Area 51 helped recreate the era of decadence, dancin' flappers and dapper gents when transforming a Liverpool University hall into a mecca of 'Roaring '20s' nostalgia that Gatsby would have been proud of!

Design and décor doyens from 51 travelled up the M6 to Merseyside to deliver a magical makeover in a staggering ten hours with the University of Liverpool's Guild building metamorphosed into a Jazz Age hub of hubbub.

Among the décor was a draped red carpet entrance to the building and a 1920s styled train carriage in which celebrating students could have their photos taken. A vintage Bootleggers Ball backdrop and other scenery gave the right vibe for the music stage area.

Live acts including the chart hitting Foxes, drum and bass duo Sigma and popular girl group Neon Jungle took to the stage together with Club MTV DJs.

In addition to that, the Area 51 team used 300m of draping, two trees, 103m of eight-foot brick walls plastered in posters from the era. There were 300m of wooden framing plus the use of 50 peacock feathers, 20 feather boas, 30 ostrich feathers and 32m of pearls, 30 reproduction tommy guns, draped stage with 20 silhouettes, a fun dress up box, two photo feature areas and Area 51 also provided performers on the night including actors on stilts dressed as a gangster and moll. 

The Area 51 installation team consisted of 15 staff who worked flat out for ten hours to complete the makeover before students arrived to celebrate the end of their academic year in true style.