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These Pictures Actually Show What Happened Inside This Year's Met Gala

Seems pretty awkward, not gonna lie.

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The Met Gala was last night, and us poor lil' plebes only had access to the stairs of that museum.

Rihanna wearing a white dress with a long white coat full of big camellias

But lucky for us, there was a photographer giving us a detailed look at their annual ritual sacrifice*!

Met Gala guests mingling inside the museum

1. It appears that when the celebs arrive at the Met Gala they have an opportunity to have cocktails and mingle here:

Celebs mingling inside the museum
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2. There were plenty of cocktails!

Waiters with cocktails as guests enter

3. This was one of the signature ones:

A tray of white cocktails with flowers inside the drink

4. Ice Spice posed next to a bronzed butt.

5. Some people, like Quinta Brunson even stopped to admire the art!

6. This is what the tables looked like:

Long tables with camellias as centerpieces and gold chairs

7. And this is what it looked like at night:

The museum is dimmed with party lights

8. There was an orchestra.

9. Lizzo was the surprise performer.

Lizzo is standing on top of a table as backup dancers sit on the surrounding seats

10. She even had backup dancers.

11. It also wouldn't be a Lizzo performance without a little flute moment.

12. Then it seems like Lizzo twerked on Gigi Hadid.

13. Nicole Kidman made DJ Pauly D proud with a fist pump.

Nicole fist-pumping as she stands behind her husband Keith Urban

14. Gisele and Margot Robbie danced together.

15. Vanessa Hudgens and Lea Michele were front row.

16. They were living.

Vanessa and Lea singing along with Brian Tyree Henry and Kerry Washington

17. Jimmy Fallon did a trick for Pedro Pascal involving a dinner napkin.

18. Lil Nas X walked around clutching his stoned phone in his silver hands.

19. I never noticed the fangs on the red carpet, but yep, he has some!

20. Two men held Rihanna's ginormous train.

21. Baz Luhrmann awkwardly held Nicole Kidman's head like a prized game animal or something.

22. Everyone wanted a picture with that cat head.

Jared Leto sticks his tongue out while holding a mascot-sized cat head

23. The Kardashians posed with it.

24. Serena Williams did too.

Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams posing with Jared Leto, hist cat head, and designer Alessandro Michele

25. Simon Porte Jacquemus and Bad Bunny had a back-off.

26. Cara D. was quirky with the point and shoot.

27. Maluma, Anitta, and Ava Max had a very serious conversation.

28. Doja Cat and Cardi B pretended to be cats.

29. Mindy Kaling told a story to Seth Meyers.

30. Jennifer Lopez and Precious Lee pretended to talk while posing for a photograph.

31. Gigi Hadid and Jimmy Fallon had a quick chat.

32. Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora had a heart to heart

Gigi Hadid talks closely to Cara Delevingne

33. She seemed like fun.

Gigi laughing very hard with Jimmy Fallon

34. Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse seemed to really enjoy each other's company.

35. Florence Pugh kept that thing on her head.

Florence with a tall feathered headpiece poses with Cara Delevingne

36. Janelle Monáe showed off their cat bag.

37. Erykah Badu...kept people entertained?

Erykah Badu does a curtsy in her white, long, thinly drapped outfit

38. And lastly, Kim and Pete reunited after their last Met Gala.

Exes Kim and Pete, who went to the Met Gala together last year, talk with Usher

What great fun!

Kim and Pete talk with Usher
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