Attention, procrastinators: Unofficial inaugural ball tickets are still on sale

We all knew the inauguration wasn't going to be as big and crowded as it was in 2009, but here's one outcome we weren't expecting: Unofficial inaugural balls, including those thrown by state societies, are having trouble selling tickets, according to the Reliable Source.

Unlike 2009, tickets remain for many of the unofficial inaugural balls. (Juana Arias/The Washington Post)

Tickets for the Illinois State Society's gala and the Texas State Society's Black Tie and Boots party, which have been hot in previous years, are still available. And it's not just black-tie events: the Brewer's Ball at Churchkey, which features a chance to hobnob with the brewers of Allagash, Schlafly and Flying Dog, is even offering a buy-three-$150-tickets, get-one-free deal.

Think you'd like to go? Check out our guide to the best state society parties.

More inauguration news:

57th inauguration pocket guide [PDF]


Going Out Guide: Inauguration events

A modern girl's guide to inaugural dressing

List of bars and restaurants that can operate around the clock inauguration weekend

All Washington Post inauguration coverage

Fritz Hahn has covered bars, drinks and nightlife for the Washington Post Weekend Section since 2003, but he also writes about everything from Civil War battlefields to sailing classes. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.



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