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March 5, 2012

FX Trader Spends $323,483 At Liverpool Night Club

In what could be the largest (known) bartab in history, an unknown gentleman spent £203,948.80 ($323,483 at the closing GBPUSD spot rate) at Liverpool nightclub PlayGround – a purchase which included a £125,000 bottle of the world’s most expensive champagne, Nebuchadnezzar of Armand de Brignac Midas, as well as a whole lot of other drinks, including among them 42 instances of “Pussy” at a low price of £3.00 (the Dire Straits definitely had that part right). The man “was there with about ten friends on a private table but after the big bottle came in they were mobbed by gorgeous girls.” As for the man’s background: an FX trader believed to be “in his early twenties.” Sure enough, this will hardly help bridging the already uncrossable chasm between the 99ers (of whom virtually all can live for this amount for at least one year) and the “balance.” Naturally, every hedge fund will now scramble to find and hire said generous patron, who due to his age one can assume was not former SNB head, and comparable FX trading whiz-kid, Philipp Hildebrand.”

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