(...which frankly paid for itself that time we saw Tim Finn).
It's 7-ish and we've walked all the way to GOMA for drinks, djs and the Valentino retrospective. There's a sign near the door. 'Sold Out'. Everyone's like 'I told you buy tickets online!'. I'm like, 'just a minute' and walk up.
"Oh, we are too late to get a ticket?"
"Afraid so. It's very popular"
"Aw, we've walked all the way here"
"There are some reserved tickets, but they are only for gallery members"
"Oh, excellent! I have two plus-ones. Is that okay?" [Turning around and beckoning]
"Ahem, these tickets are for gallery members only"
"Yeah, cool. We have two members, and two plus ones. Thanks!" [Moving towards ticket desk].
"I don't think you understand. You need to be a gallery member."
Etc. I played it out a tiny bit longer for my own amusement. Anyway, there were a lot of very impressive frocks there, some on mannequins, some walking around. The patronage broke down roughly like this (imagine as a pie chart): female: 90%, gay male: 9.9%, me: 0.1%. Someone said one dress was worn by Julie Roberts in Pretty Woman. The mannequins have abnormally long necks and are slivery-grey. There are many security guards and 'no camera' signs. The walls are painted black. If you like fashion and beautiful dresses then you should definitely go there. Here is a link and some pictures on flickr.