Vienna Opera Ball auctioning disaster

January 18, 2005

The annual Vienna Opera Ball, held every year sometime in February (there’s some kind of fixed schedule, something to do with the last Saturday of carneval, or something…or something) at the Vienna Opera House, is auctioning off its director’s box. The director’s box is “located on the First Tier, directly next to the Center Box”, and accomodates eight people, the number of tickets included in the offer. Until now, there’s a rather limited number of interested bidders…how many? NONE! Well, I wonder why. Maybe because those two meters of stuffy air set you back at least 20,000 Euros? Yeah, could be. Or maybe because it’s simply the most unnecessary event ever invented in the whole history of invented events? Hmm, yeah, that too.