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September 22, 2008

Whatchadothisweekend?

taps baltimoreDude, like, I went to Taps, which was, like, sooooooooooo amazing. OMG!

Ahem.

I counted 17 taps, and didn't see any wines on tap. But I wasn't surprised.

You know, I think I would have liked the place a lot more if my expectations had not been set so high.

I also counted 10 flat screen TVs, a couple new video games, new barstools and some new chairs.

A Fordham Copperhead was $6. Ouch. The full review comes out Thursday.

What were y'all up to? 

(Photo by me) 


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:26 AM | | Comments (8)
        

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Friday-work.
Saturday-work.
Sunday-work.
Monday-lay in bed all day.

(and count the $$$$)

And clearly not everyone at Mother's on Sunday read my comments about getting waited on. There was a whole lot of arm flailing and money waving going on. I even had a shrill whistle followed by " hey girl". I thought everyone read this blog. :)
Good game though!

Colleen -- I heard you were at the Best of Baltimore party. Truth? I found out too late to find you and say hi.

On Saturday night my band (The Dirty Marmaduke Flute Squad) played a Baltimore Music Conference show at Fletchers. Us and the entire audience were kicked out of Fletchers after management cut the power 15 minutes into our set (at 11:15PM). The bouncers came in and ejected everyone. It was pretty awful.

Ryan, did they give any reason for the action?

Yes I was working the bar inside. I was hoping to be at the bar with the naked people...but alas I had to settle for clothed people. I thought the party was really boring this year. Although a bartender from another Fed Hill bar passed out on a picnic table outside and got locked in the parking lot. He apparently had to get someone to help him scale the fence. I thought that was hilarious.
On another note...how does a whole band and their audience get kicked out of a club they are performing at? That sucks but it makes me want to come see you guys play now.

The short version is that unbeknownst to us they wanted us to play from 10:30-11:15, although the schedule all of the bands received from the BMC was totally different. So the band before us played until 10:30, not knowing they were supposed to be done earlier. By the time they tore down and we setup our equipment it was almost 11PM. They cut the power at 11:15, made everyone leave, and shut the place down. No refunds were offered.

There were also supposed to be two bands after us, but one arrived to a closed venue, and I don't know what happened to the other. Very strange night, and pretty depressing, to be honest.

We're playing at Joe Squared this Saturday, though, and The Sidebar the following Saturday. We love both of those places and are always treated very well by the staff. I'm sure those will be much more enjoyable shows.

I sat this guy, Jeff Dunham, Saturday night. He had a different act than these clips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I226Sfgs0s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqNpwlFn_wE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A0WHfCBNi8

He did do this though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wskT6YfVB6E

sam, my friend rented out taps on halloween for a massive blowout. $50 ticket = top shelf night with none of the usual balto halloween bs to go with it. just good people, dressed up to get messed up. let me know if you and some people want to go.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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