A $25,000 party ticket may seem like a good reason to shut off your phone and get off the grid for the evening. But, that's just not how it's done. As for those of us who saved our thousands of dollars for something other than a plate at the Met Ball? We're very appreciative that the A-listers stayed connected and let us inside the lavish affair — at least, via their Instagram feeds.
The most surprising thing about the #metball posts was not the fashion or the famous-person mingling. Rather, it was how much the pictures resembled our own visits to the museum and nights on the town. We're glad we're not the only ones who ignore those pesky "do not touch" signs, take selfies in crowded bathrooms, and snap shots of late-night pizza.
Click ahead for our 21 favorite social media moments of the night. They say so much more about the 2014 Met Ball than straightforward, red-carpet photos ever could.