What’s New York got that Brisbane doesn’t?

That was certainly the question that was posed on the banks of the Brown Snake last night, as Brisbane hosted its very first GOMA Gala.

With the mid-strength flowing, Queensland’s movers and shakers descended upon the Gallery of Modern Art in the city’s South Bank precinct for a historic night.

The new event comes as a rival to the MET Gala in New York City, where people with too much money, spend a sensible car’s worth of cash on a ticket to the event.

However, while it may not have the established name of the MET Gala, the GOMA event looks set for success after the likes of Gorden Tallis, Wally Lewis, The Veronicas, Stefan Ackerie, Andrew Lofthouse, The Queen Street Mall Magician and plenty more turned out.

While most people were looking their best for the big night, it was Greens Senator Larissa Waters who probably stole the red carpet, donning a stunning “Kill The Mining Magnates” designer dress.

On other clothing affairs, unfortunately, a couple of young Broncos players were turned away for turning up to the event in some designer shorts and sneakers, in what was a bit of a loss for contemporary fashion.

While they quickly whipped home to get changed, the issue didn’t dampen the night for the rest of the attendees.

“The event was a roaring success,” explained the Goma Gala director today.

“Not a single punch on or push and shove recorded. And Sheppard was a fantastic post-dinner act.”

“The fancy Arancini balls were something else by the way!”

With all that, it sounds like the GOMA Gala 2022 will certainly be one not to miss next year!

More to come.


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