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January 2, 2008

The next Fab Five Friday

Patchen's comment earlier today got me thinking about dance parties around town.

I think they'd make a good Fab Five Friday, especially since they've changed quite a bit in the past few years.

Remember when TaxLo was at the Talking Head Club? Sometimes it was one of the biggest nights of their week.

But now, more dance parties (Reaction!, Automatic!, etc.) are bringing live bands into the mix. 

So in a couple days, I'll give you my five most favorite dance parties in Baltimore.

Got any suggestions for me? 

(Photo of the now defunct Have a Nice Day Cafe by Barbara Haddock Taylor) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:09 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Fab Five Fridays


Since I apparently helped prompt this thread, I'll chime in. I liked TaxLo at Talking Head a lot severly and regret not going to it more. It's always felt just a little off at Sonar in a way I can't put my finger on.

I've been a *big* fan of some of the various Ottobar dance events ('80s Prom Party, CCRG Halloween). Do they have a regular (weekly/monthly) party? If they do, I'd go.

Regularity and frequency is key. I had fun the one time I went to Reaction!...but "the second Friday of the month" is even harder to remember than my neighborhood's recycling schedule.

I can't believe Mosaic closed before I even went to it. :-(

More or Less every last Saturday of the month at The Depot (1728 N. Charles St.)


Usually around 50 people ordering cheap drinks and getting down and dirty on the dance floor. Electronic music is definitely not dead in Baltimore, just re-organizing itself.

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