Apparently, there is a Christmas and Hanukkah bar that serves drinks every year from November until New Year’s Day. It’s called “Tinsel.” However, they open in September and October for Halloween. They call it “Nightmare Before Tinsel,” a play on the movie title “Nightmare Before Christmas.”
I decided to go on 8 October before my Shabbat. When I walked to the place, a Beetlejuice guy was standing outside. He piqued my interest, but I continued inside. It’s a really spooky place. I ordered a PSL type drink and they gave me a pale to keep.
Of course, I had to take pictures and I asked people to take photos of me.
I had to step outside and take a call, then I saw the Beetlejuice guy. He works for Tinsel and I asked him if I could take a selfie with him. He did one step better: he asked his friend to take our photo. His friend prepared to take the photo; then Josh, that was Beetlejuice’s name, thought a photo in front of the sign would be better. His friend caught Josh and I laughing before we moved for a photo under the sign.
His friend took two photos of Josh and I. I felt like we were being followed by the Halloween paparazzi.
Philadelphia and the counties surrounding Philadelphia are all requiring proof of vaccination before we are allowed inside. I know everyone I meet inside and in places are all vaccinated. While I’m still safe and still mask up for medium to large sized crowds, it’s just nice that Philadelphia is following in the footsteps of NYC. It makes this Spooky season a little easier. We’re still not out of the haunted woods, however.
I’m heading to an adult Halloween at the Franklin Institute on Thursday night. Before I go to the Franklin Institute, I’ll stop by Nightmare Before Tinsel again, dressed as Harley Quinn. Can’t wait! I hope to see Josh again!