Over the past 26 years, Darwin's annual Hookers Ball has outraged and amused onlookers in equal measure.
Requiring partygoers to dress up as sleazily as they can legally get away with, the Top End's most outrageous party - which helps raise money for charity - has never been far from the headlines, be it on-duty police being disciplined over raunchy photos while they should have been on foot patrol, to public displays of nudity, or managing to attract B and C-list celebs as hosts, and the inevitable outcry over excessive smut and excessive drinking.
This year's party hit new lows of silliness, with male ball-goers forced to check their pants at the cloak room or face a $250 entry fee, The NT News reports.
The entry fee was enforced by scantily-clad "door b***hes".
One partygoer who gladly stripped off his trousers at the threat of $100 entry told The NT News of having to remove his strides: "It's excellent.''
He than asked one of the pseudo-policewomen: "Where do I put my wallet and stuff,'' before offering to let her keep his pants.
The man then carried his shorts and walked through the door in his boxers before being told he had to take them off too or he would have to pay $250.
In past years, the sight of trouserless males parading around hasn't been uncommon.
Actor Daniel MacPherson recalled that the first thing he remembered of his trip to host the 2011 Hookers Ball was a man walking down Darwin's main street with all his assets proudly on display.
Other celebs to brave the bash have been "Chk Chk Boom" girl Clare Werbeloff, who wore a conservative zippered little black dress complete with patterned stockings and a furry wrap, at the 2009 event.
Her appearance was threatened by a boycott though it never eventuated.
In 2007, American Pie star actor Tara Reid caused a stir every time she took to the stage in a black low-cut mini dress surrounded by semi-naked blokes.
But it was the 2008 Hookers Ball that has caused the biggest controversy.
Two Northern Territory police officers were caught in compromising positions with scantily-clad women while they were meant to be on duty patrolling the streets were stood down from operational duties.
The NT News published photos which showed the officers posing with young women.
One of the armed and uniformed officers is shown with his hand placed on a woman's buttocks as she bent over in front of him.
Another picture shows the same officer receiving a sultry kiss on the cheek from the same girl.
And another cop was pictured with a big smile on his face as a woman dressed in black lingerie with bunny ears and a fluffy tail seductively rubs against his crotch.
Then-Deputy Commissioner Bruce Wernham confirmed that the officers in the photos were on duty at the time and were meant to be doing a licensed premises patrol.
He told The NT News at the time that the incident was viewed by NT Police as "extremely disappointing''.
The cops' controversy overshadowed the visit to the Ball by AFL star Lance ``Buddy'' Franklin, who got into the spirit of things by dressing only in pants and a hat.