Twain House Hosts A Totally Awesome '80s Party

The costumes didn't disappoint at a time travel themed event in Hartford Saturday night.

If you were wearing leg warmers and drinking Mellow Yellow or Tab Saturday night then you were probably at the Back to the Eighties Masquerade Dance Party at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford.

The costumes didn't disappoint at the time-travel themed event that mashed together an 1890s masquerade ball with a 1980s dance party.

"I'm a huge fan of 'Back to the Future' and I knew the date was coming up for Marty to land in the future so we figured we would get [the event] as close to the date as we could," said Joey Marsocci of the Mark Twain House & Museum. "We had a masquerade ball here back in 2011 and it went really well, so we did a mash-up of the two time periods into one."

Marsocci dressed as Dr. Emmett Brown from "Back to the Future" and his son James Marsocci dressed as Marty McFly.

Tara Kennedy dressed as Molly Ringwald's character Andie Walsh from "Pretty in Pink," Becky Schoenfeld was dressed as Jake Ryan's girlfriend from "16 Candles" and Rayah Martin was dressed as Melanie Griffith's character from "Working Girl." While other guests chose a mash-up of costumes: John LeConche was dressed as Richard Simmons and a time traveler from the 1890s and Bernadette Rivers was a 1890 Gibson girl meets Cyndi Lauper.

Another guest, Val Briggs of Hartford, came dressed as a Mark Twain PEZ dispenser.

"I'm a fan of the Mark Twain House," said Briggs, who has attended several events at the historic home.

Entertainment for evening included live music from local 1980s cover band OPM and sets by DJ Whitney Bobby.

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