The Academy Awards
If you're invited to the Oscars you work in the film industry and thus aren't phased by seeing celebrities... supposedly. It's therefore bad form (and prohibited) to take cameraphone pictures during, before and after the show. It's not enforced but I also had to maintain a little professionalism so I didn't take pictures of all of the tray-passed appetizers before the show. At $750 per ticket for non-nominated guests, I also didn't attend the Governor's Ball.
I did however, sneak this picture of Daniel Day Lewis and Wolfgang Puck.The food was what you'd expect for a party of 3,000 and not nearly as fancy as the Governor's Ball's Spicy Tuna in Sesame Miso Cone, Mini Kobe Cheeseburgers with Remoulade Tomato Goat Cheese Tart, Miso-Glazed Black Cod on Rice Cracker and Spicy Chicken Mango Rice Paper Rolls.
We had the more pedestrian bite-sized tomatoes with truffle goat cheese, spicy tuna rolls, jidori chicken, red pepper hummus, seared yellowtail and baba ganoush. Some were served on rice crackers and some on tortilla chips. The shrimp ceviche in a shot glass was cumbersome, especially with a tortilla chip in the top- another example of the expanding need for one-handed meals.