Saturday night I was invited to a special Halloween party hosted by an English language club. It was an utterly bizarre experience. Even with only two foreigners in the room, everyone there was fully committed to speaking English. They organized a scavenger hunt, played charades and even set up a Halloween version of Mafia all in English. Those Russians weren't playing around with the decorations, either. I was most impressed by the cookies baked like fingers, "blood shots" in syringes, and intricately carved pumpkins.
Last of all, many people kept complimenting my English accent. I guess they didn't know they had an American infiltrator among them?