Published: Jan 05, 2011 5:44 AM EST
Updated: Jan 05, 2011 2:33 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Tuesday night Governor Rick Scott partied at the first Inaugural Ball in years.  He took to the dance floor with his wife during the lavish celebrations.

WINK News was there as Scott mingled with the lucky few who shelled out big bucks for the posh event.

"This has been one of the nicest inaugurals I've even been to," said Lawrence Semprevivo.

The anticipation going into Rick Scott's inaugural bash was high.  Nearly three thousand tickets were sold for the event.  So, what did $95 get you?

"Sushi, shrimp, pork, beef. I'm hitting all the stations. I'm making all the rounds baby," said Joseph Semprevivo.

Supporters helped raised nearly $3 million for the event that included live music and a cash bar. 

9 year old Gina Incandela sang at Tuesday morning's prayer breakfast and sang again at the inaugural gala.