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The Vienna Ball

Posted: Feb. 28th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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The Vienna Ball is considered to be one of the largest and most prestigious. There are 5,150 tickets each costing 250 euros or 335 US Dollars. The tickets where all sold and coincidentally this is not the first time something like this happens.

VIENNA: The Austro-Hungarian empire may be long dead but Viennese high society was back with a bang Thursday for the annual waltzing, music and show-off extravaganza that is the Opera Ball.

Dressed up to the nines and paying through the nose, the high point of the social calendar sees celebrities, politicians and tycoons rub shoulders with aristocrats and nervous debutantes.

In testament to the staying power of waltzing and the traditional Viennese ball — as well as Austrians’ undiminished wealth – the 5,150 tickets costing 250 euros ($335) were snapped up for another year running.

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