Answer the following yes or no questions about yesterday evening:
1. Were you were wearing a ball gown? 2. Did you rub elbows with Rihanna, Madonna, and/or Beyoncé? 3. Did you stay up to watch the sun rise above the East River? 4. Did you drink Champagne? 5. Did you eat meatballs?
If you answered yes to 4 or 5 of the above questions, congratulations: You were at the Met Ball, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual gala to benefit its Costume Institute.
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If you answered yes to at least question 5 and preferably one of the other questions (i.e. ate meatballs, met Beyoncé; ate meatballs, wore a ballgown; ate meatballs, drank Champagne), then you probably didn't miss out on the Met Ball anyway.
These other not-Met Ball(s) will remind you that life's a ball (even if you're not invited to the Met Gala):