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Singer Conchita Wurst (L) and Designer Jean Paul Gaultier perform on stage during the opening ceremony of the 23rd Life Ball in Vienna, Austria May 16, 2015. [Photo/CFP]
Top tickets go for 750 euros ($850), a price that entitles holders to an all-night party inside the ornate City Hall chambers, complete with champagne and tantalizing delicacies.
For those not in tuxedoes, the color of the evening was gold, and many of the costumes glittered correspondingly. Markus Zenner and Gerhard Grein came as fairy princes because at a party open to all "high nobility also has to be represented."