In black and white, but still colorful: The BFFT Christmas Party 2014
After the especially exceptional BFFT Christmas Party 2013 at the Wonnemar adventure pool, there will be a “somewhat more classical” version this year under the motto “black and white” at the Rieter site in Ingolstadt. Wearing everything from chic evening attire to simple track suit bottoms, the numerous participating BFFT employees gave free range to their creativity in their choice of clothing.
The guests arrived around 7 p.m., and after a light champagne and pastry reception and a short welcome by Frank Fichtner (technical manager at BFFT) with a megaphone on a rickety ladder in an unadorned lobby, the curtain was finally dropped. A large sliding door opened, unveiling the “real” location of the event. An old, nearly 500 square metre industrial hall came into view. The entrance was decorated in a black and white look, in keeping with this year’s motto. In addition to the two imposing chandeliers, large illuminated BFFT Christmas tree pictures were hung on the walls and the entire hall was illuminated almost entirely with black light, creating the appropriate atmosphere.
At about half past nine, managing directors Markus Fichtner, Michael Mittag and Frank Fichtner each gave a short review of the past year, as well as thank you speeches, before the 8 metre long bar was opened. A small but fine programme provided first-rate entertainment which included a gourmet three-course menu by the Ingolstadt catering team. (Bavarian appetiser plate with pretzels, Obazda, pepper salami and meatballs, roasted veal with noodles and beans wrapped in bacon as the main course, and apple and cheese strudel for dessert.) Dieter Kuttenreich of the BFFT marketing team conducted a photo session using black and white picture frames in which guests could photographed in their chosen outfits and also have their pictures taken together with their colleagues. Musical entertainment was provided, as it was last year, by DJ Dr. Love from Wiesbaden, who wasted no time in getting the guests out on the dance floor.