On Saturday, the Marine's Birthday Ball was being held in Lansing. I was at a place near buy and it looked like it would be great fun. All the marines were in there dress uniforms and all the female dates were in adult versions of prom gowns and the male dates were in tuxedoes.
I have only been to a few black tie affairs, mostly for charity events, and I always seem to enjoy them. I don't think that they are all that common anymore since we live in a more casual society. Personally, I think that as a society, we are often underdressed, but that is another thread.
What are your thoughts on these types of events? Do you often attend these or do you sit at the bar across the street and laugh at the guys in tuxedoes? Was your prom the last time you got dressed up for an event like that, or are you a regular who owns his own tux or have a closet full of dresses?