Early partygoers at the Ariah Park use permanent marker to inscribe jokes and other comments on each others bodies. For first timers of a B&S Ball are often covered with Vâs or the word âVirginâ.
Know to locals as simply B&S Balls, the events are held regularly in rural towns, run by the run by local volunteers, the Balls help raise funds for the community. Historically the B&S Balls were centered on country people trying to find a partner, but now the focus has shifted to partying, heavy drinking and meeting up with new and old friends, some of who live many hours away. Ariah Park, NSW, Australia. Friday 25th October, 2019. Matthew Abbott for The New York Times.