Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

'Best Of' Events from 2014 Pittsburgh's Party #Seen Is Bigger and Better Than Ever. Here Is a Look Back at Some of the Best Party Moments of 2014

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

'Best Of' Events from 2014 Pittsburgh's Party #Seen Is Bigger and Better Than Ever. Here Is a Look Back at Some of the Best Party Moments of 2014

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Most Talked About Moment: Pittsburgh Symphony Gala: For Your Eyes Only

Burlesque dancers at the Pittsburgh Symphony Gala? It was a bold move that had tongues wagging long after the final curtain fell.

Best Party Performance: Dirty Ball

It's quite tough to top a pirate ship filled with campy dances and (what else?) mermaids.

Best Cocktail Hour: 20th annual Mardi Gras Gala

As partygoers ascended the escalators at the Westin, Downtown, they were quickly transported to Bourbon Street, complete with costumed performers and a candy bar. The big treat? Seeing Dr. Freddie Fu hand out beads to anyone and everyone as he paraded into the ballroom right behind the New Orleans Riverside Band.

Most Read #Seen Events: The Weddings

Whether people loved to love them or loved to hate them, everyone seemed to be reading all about the summer weddings.

Most Star-Studded Event: Andy Warhol 20th Anniversary Celebration

From Gloria Gaynor performing to Jane Holzer's fashionably late arrival, the 20th anniversary celebration of the Andy Warhol Museum was the most star-studded event to be #seen at in 2014.

Best Theme: Mattress Factory's 2014 Urban Garden Party

2014 seemed to be the year of the 1920s soiree, but one party broke the mold. The Urban Garden Party's Wild Wild West theme breathed new life into the party #seen of Pittsburgh.

Best Entrance: Bond Soiree & Global Champagne Party held at Perl 3;

The The party kicked off with "James Bond" arriving in a sleek black Aston Martin to throngs of waiting partygoers lining the red carpet. Now that's how you get a party started.

Best Ambiance: Pittsburgh Opera's Maecenas XXX

The Pittsburgh Opera celebrated its 75th anniversary with a black- and-white-themed gala inspired by Philip Glass' "Orphee." Cloaked in darkness and lit by candlelight, the cocktail hour had a moody romanticism before partyers walked through curtains into an elegant all-white room for a sit-down dinner. …

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