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Silver’s Costume Drama Party

All Souls, our souls and solos were at Silver’s late, very late in October. The best bar staff in Moscow are famed for their party fun, and frocks. Traditional Russian/Ukrainian village dress was the theme, but inevitably, the ghouls, ghosts and garish garbs of that night were out in force as well. A great evening ensued in Moscow’s original Irish cavern tavern, cobwebbed and grassy floored for the occasion. There were lots of treats to enjoy, but no tricks. Julia careened us with classic songs, again, resplendent in her Gotham-gothic outfit. Her colleagues were equally visually enhanced as angels, clowns, the undead and even an air hostess, but kept drinks flowing with their efficiency that shames every other bar. The guests wore lots and not a lot, and stayed all night or moved on. One intrepid team of witches and warlocks looked set to crash every fancy dress party in Moscow. They have not been seen since. The his and hers best costume prizes were deservedly won by a Russian West Ham fan in classic Cossack dancing kit, and an English rose in Russian princess headwear. But the winners were everyone who was there, as most but not all will remember. See you at the next one.

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