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Inaugural Ball Watch: The Creative Coalition's Gala Inaugural Ball

What: Creative Coalition's Gala Inaugural Ball
Who: The Creative Coalition, a non-profit social and political advocacy oganization that works on behalf of the entertainment industry. Founded in 1989 by Alec Baldwin, Christopher Reeve, Susan Sarandon and other entertainment figures, the groupy hosted events at both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
When: Jan. 20, 9:00 p.m.
Where: TBD
Tickets: For information, follow this link. Tickets start at $10,000 for two standard admissions, but if you want VIP status be prepared to dish out at least $25,000. The "Platinum Package," which will get you 50 VIP admissions and 20 invitations to a pre-ball VIP dinner, runs $100,000.
Why You Want to Attend: A-listers including Sarandon, Anne Hathaway, Spike Lee and Maggie Gyllenhaal are scheduled to attend.

-- Brittany Levine, washingtonpost.com

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 21, 2008; 9:59 AM ET  | Category:  Celebrities , The Balls
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"Why You Want to Attend: A-listers including Sarandon, Anne Hathaway, Spike Lee and Maggie Gyllenhaal are scheduled to attend."

THIS is a reason to shell out $10K for the cheap seats? Just to see "A-list" celebrities parading around and congratulating themselves on how much influence they have in politics?

If I had $10K (for the cheap seats), I'd want to go to the venue where I stand the best chance of seeing -- and hearing -- the 44th president of the U.S. That's what this celebration is all about. Not a bunch of actors making it all about them.

Posted by: kjohnson3 | November 21, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

I really, REALLY hope Inauguration planners will rethink a lot of these galas -- as they're traditionally configured. If this new president elect (for whom I voted) truly understands the grave circumstances in which we find ourselves, he'll put the word out that this is NOT the year for expensive attire and conspicuous consumption.

Otherwise, I'm going to be sadly disappointed in all those people who failed to put their money where it could have done more good and failed to model a new kind of public service when we are so in need of one.

Posted by: ewkrause | November 21, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

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