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Ariah Park, New South Wales, Australia

Heavy drinking and drinking games involving beer bongs and other devices are common at the Ariah Park, Bachelor and Spinster ball.

Known to locals as simply B&S balls, the events are held regularly in rural towns, run by local volunteers, the balls help raise funds for the community. Historically the B&S balls were centred 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.

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Matthew Abbott/Panos Pictures
Ariah Park, New South Wales
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