Forward Spin: Jan. 18, 1993

No invitation to the Inaugural Ball? Don't despair; Washington will have festivities to suit every taste -- and pocketbook. Some options:

PRICIEST

The Animals' Ball, for furless vegetarians, and the Triangle Ball, for gays and lesbians. It's a great way to make a statement, but at $250 a pop, being p.c. can be costly.

CHEAPEST

The Artists' Ball. For $15, starving geniuses can feast, schmooze and still afford to be creative.

HOTTEST TICKET %

The MTV Ball. With so many young headbangers, music execs and cable officials clamoring to get in, there's no room for politicians.

MOST FASHIONABLE

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