Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ghosts and goblins on the prowl.

by contributor Brendan Kownacki

A Night at the Newseum

The ghosts and goblins were on the prowl when Brightest Young Things gathered a sell-out crowd of more than 4,000 people at the Newseum on Friday for its annual Halloween extravaganza.  The massive crowd of costumed revelers filled the halls of the museum up and down. 

Costumes ranged from classic ghosts, pirates and zombies, with a mix of tributes to the latest events in the news including Muammar Gaddafi. Easily seen throughout the room as one of the more common costumes was the Natalie Portman character from the film Black Swan. Who wore it best is another story...everyone had their own take. One guest commented "Halloween let's you escape for one day and be somebody else," another said "it's fun to get into character." 

Guests danced to music from special guest DJ, Questlove, known also for being the drummer from The Roots. As the party rolled on, rain and snow flurries rolled into the District...maybe a parka will be the best costume for the rest of the weekend.