A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 13, 2021
“The Met Gala is Burning Man for people named in the Panama Papers”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute has held an annual fundraiser since 1948, called the Costume Institute Gala, but usually known as the “Met Gala” or “Met Ball.” Some people have compared the Met Gala to the Burning Man event.

“The Met Gala is Burning Man for rich famous people #doesthisdtessmakemelookstupid #why #whocares #growup” was posted on Twitter by Saverio Guerra on May 7, 2018. “The Met Gala is Burning Man for people named in The Panama papers” was posted on Twitter by 5Q82 on May 6, 2019. (The Panama Papers leaked documents on the wealthy and on public officials.) “Met Gala is just Burning Man for rich(er) people” was posted on Twitter by Moshe Kasher on September 13, 2021.

The Met Gala has been nicknamed the “Oscars of the East Coast” and the “Party of the Year.” Other Met Gala descriptions include “The Met Gala is just Final Fantasy cosplay for rich people,” “Met Gala is the ugly sweater contest for the upper class,” “The Met Gala is like a bougie Halloween party,” “The Met Gala is just boujee Halloween,” “The Met Gala is Halloween for celebrities” and “The Met Gala is just Halloween for rich people.” “What’s a Met Gala?"/"A type of apple found in New York. Also why it’s called the Big Apple” is a Gala apple joke.


Wikipedia: Met Gala
The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. Each year’s event celebrates the theme of that year’s Costume Institute exhibition, and the exhibition sets the tone for the formal dress of the night, since guests are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit.

Wikipedia: Burning Man
Burning Man is an event focused on community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance held annually in the western United States.

Twitter
Saverio Guerra
@saverio825
The Met Gala is Burning Man for rich famous people #doesthisdtessmakemelookstupid #why #whocares #growup
9:36 PM · May 7, 2018·Twitter for Android

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Michael Marrone
@marrone7478
Replying to @moshekasher and @PositiveSean
Kudos Moshe and Sean ... the similarity between Burning Man and the Met Gala is striking. Different location, different peeps but same idea.
1:17 PM · May 10, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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sray
@valhecka
met gala is burning man but in 12 hours for civilized rich people send tweet
5:58 PM · May 6, 2019·TweetDeck

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5Q82
@EvelKneidel
The Met Gala is Burning Man for people named in The Panama papers
10:02 PM · May 6, 2019·TweetDeck

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Nicole Cyber Ninja Sullivan
@sullivanic
The Met Gala is the Burning Man of Fashion
#MetGala2019
11:42 PM · May 6, 2019·Twitter Web Client

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joshhaness
@fuzzyjosh
So the Met Gala is like Burning Man but for much wealthier and worse people?
12:02 AM · May 7, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Tape Hiss
@AnalogRob
I’m now 97% sure that the Met Gala is Hollywood version of Burning Man.  #freakshow
9:46 AM · May 7, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Spraynard “Spray” Kruger
@originaljb1
Met Gala is just boujee Burning Man
3:21 PM · May 7, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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typo lady
@SourpatchMao
Is the Met Gala is just burning man for celebrities ?
10:15 AM · May 8, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Marty Byrde
@Steph_o_n
The Met Gala is Burning Man for people named in the panama papers. Don’t @ me.
4:58 PM · May 8, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Moshe Kasher
@moshekasher
Met Gala is just Burning Man for rich(er) people.
7:40 PM · Sep 13, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityHolidays/Events/Parades • Monday, September 13, 2021 • Permalink