Monday, June 2, 2014
Conchita Wurst. Certainly The Brightest Star At The Austrian Life Ball 2014...
The Life Ball fighting Aids and celebrating life is Europe's largest annual AIDS charity event.
Party-goers dressed in little more than body paint rubbed shoulders with men in tuxedoes and cross-dressers in wild costumes on Saturday, transforming Vienna's City Hall
into a fantasy land.
As in previous years, the Life Ball was also an anything-goes gala emphasising diversity.
And Conchita Wurst stole the show.
Hoots of approval, applause and whistles greeted the bearded drag queen dressed in figure-hugging silver lame, as she belted out her winning torch song "Fly Like a Phoenix."
Minutes later, formally clad VIP guests holding $1,000 tickets began streaming inside the neo-gothic hall for a night of noshing, dancing and champagne-filled revelry.
I was going to be there but had nothing to wear...