We could only take hand luggage on the flight. Because anything over 50ml of liquid is such a colossal terrorist threat, it meant that all of us had to leave behind our deodorants; shower gels; shampoos and aftershaves. As soon as we were through security, we clubbed together and bought one set of toiletries for us all to use. Unfortunately, the spray-on deodorant we picked left white stains on our clothes. When we were all together, it looked like we’d been branded. At least it made it easier to find each other when the strobe came on in the nightclub.