Members call private club ‘Orwellian’ after Halloween party snub

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So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s “1984.”

Wonderfully, the members of Annabel’s, the most exclusive private club in London, are calling the Mayfair haunt “Orwellian” — because they had trouble scoring a ticket to its storied Halloween party.

According to a scandalized source, the club’s $4,100 (£3000GBP) membership fee doesn’t guarantee a ticket to the over-the-top bash, and members still have to be lucky enough to snap one up.

“[Club owner Richard Caring] has created an ‘Animal Farm’ of his own,” sniped a source.

“You won’t actually get a ticket unless you are part of Richard un-Caring’s inner circle,” said the not-as-insider-as-they’d-like-to-be, “The same circle can be found at each and every event.”

They are, of course, referring to the famous line in Orwell’s classic anti-Communist parable “Animal Farm,” that goes, “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.” The comparison essentially casts Caring as Stalin, which is arguably overkill.

But a spokesperson for the club — whose members are said to include Anna Wintour, Princess Beatrice, Kate Moss, Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell, among many, many other bold-face names — told us, “Tickets for our events are offered on a first come, first served basis for all of our members. A small number of spaces are reserved for committee members and those involved, including the hosts or entertainers.”

They said that Caring has “one table for 12 people” at the Halloween party.

The spokesperson said that demand of the party was higher than expected, and the club, which is a favorite of the royal set including Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton, plans to hold two Halloween parties next year so that more members can get in.

Either way, we don’t remember the part of memoir “Down and Out in Paris and London” where Orwell gets in a snit because he can’t sip Dom with Pippa on Halloween, but we assume it’s in there somewhere.

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