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May 4, 2009

What's been your wildest night out in Baltimore?

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I think my wildest night out in Baltimore would be a little too R-rated for Midnight Sun. However, Heather aka BiCoastalChickie, has some pretty crazy stories for us:

I like to travel, and I have had a few couldn't-have-planned-it-better nights out in other cities.

In November 2006, I traveled to New Orleans for the second time (first post-Katrina) for "work." I was there by myself, and determined to eat some authentic local cuisine and down a few hurricanes (or Katrina-ritas, which were being served at the time).

Somehow, the conference hotel was right off of Bourbon Street, and I decided to have dinner at Acme Oyster Bar: etouffee and hush puppies and Abitas, oh my.

The old-as-my-mom divorcee sitting next to me struck up conversation and, yadda yadda yadda, we ended up bar-hopping Bourbon Street together into the wee hours of the morning.

I danced to a local blues band's music, did shots with post-Katrina construction workers, and joined an African-American midget lead singer onstage for some '80s party song covers.

You can't make this up. You can’t plan this. It just happens and it's awesome ...

I have been to Vegas seven times (this is not unusual if you have spent time living in SoCal), but the last time I was there was the absolute best.

We had a smaller group, five of us most of the weekend, which made it easier to agree on what to do and where to go. On Friday night that weekend, we splurged and took a cab (thank God for paying jobs vs. the on-foot travels of poor college students) to the Hard Rock casino/hotel, which had a little younger, flashier crowd (and sexier dealers) than some of the older casinos on the strip.

We gambled, drank, and ate dinner there and then rode (!!!) over to the Rio to go to one of the hotter clubs (read: "no sneakers allowed"). There, the five of us individually embarked on the what-happens-in-Vegas portions of our evening. That was my top Vegas night, because it was unplanned, high-energy and memorable.

Here’s where you share your most awesome night out in Baltimore (or some other city). I know it will never be re-created quite the same, but it might provide a good starting place for anyone who needs to celebrate or memorialize or just get out of the house.

(Sun photo by Monica Lopossay)


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:00 AM | | Comments (4)
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I don't remember much of it:)

One of my friends blacked out and came to while riding a CSX train somewhere in South Baltimore. He called all of us while blacked out to let us know, but he still has no idea how he got there.

ONE of the wildest nights I've ever had in Bmore, started during the day. It was the day AFTER Halloween (Sat) and I had just finished my BSSC football game. I was out having drinks and food with my team around lunch time, when my other friends who had crashed at the party house from the previous night arrived. Two of them were in full-Halloween attire - a guy in a maid outfit and the other guy in a bright orange jumpsuit. My friend dressed in drag in the maid outfit, actually was wearing my Victoria Secret bra which I loaned him under his costume.

I should've known this day would've turned into one hot mess. After numerous firefly ice tea shots among other drinks, we started barhopping along Canton Square. There was a scavenger hunt occurring on the square and I recognized some of them were on the team my football team had played earlier that day. They gave us a free giant pumpkin. We placed the pumpkin in my friend's jumpsuit to make him look preggo. We stood on canton square making a scene, rubbing my guy friend's pregnant belly to the bewildered looks of others. Some guy tried to pop his belly by punching it (with our permission of course), but it didn't work. This was happening while another friend was getting us some very much needed food from Nacho Mama's.

The only time we actually sat still was when we were sitting on the picnic benches at the square, shoving slice after slice of delicious Nacho Mama's pizza. Didn't use any napkins. I don't think we even took time to breathe.

Next stop was Walt's Inn on O’Donnell. Best place to end the night. As we're walking there, we run into some of our friends from earlier that day, who had gone home to change into their costumes for another Halloween party. We asked one guy to finish off the pumpkin which was still in my friend's jumpsuit (it was getting too heavy to carry). This guy smashed it to pieces in a matter of seconds. Next thing you know we are on the sidewalk putting the large pieces of pumpkin onto our heads.

We end up at Walt's for a night of screaming songs drunkenly and making new random friends. I'm still in my dirty football clothes and my friend still in his pumpkin soaked prison jumpsuit. The other friend in the maid outfit had changed.. and later we find out, my loaned bra to him was lost somehow that night. HAHA We become sweaty singing friends with some guy who was dressed like Wolverine.

Leaving Walt's we are walking home, and hear a house party going on. We start randomly dancing outside this house to the music. A girl in the house sees us and starts laughing and dancing with us on the steps. She recognizes one of us, as being a "friend of a friend" and gives us the invite to come party inside. We go inside and eat ALL their food and do numerous shots. After that party winded down and we said our goodbyes. Never saw them again!

After cabbing home, we end up in the elevator riding up to my friend's apt. Somehow with only 3 of us in the elevator we all tumble down. I hit the back of my head on the elevator wall. We end up crawling on all fours and somehow make it to my friend's apt. We are in bed probably around 4am after drinking for about 14 hours. I woke up the next day with the most horrible bruise and headache, but it was definitely a night I'll never forget and can't believe actually happened!

When I was in my early 20's a bunch of my girlfriends that I used to work with and I would go to Bohager's. $15.00 all you can drink! We went at least once a week and always had a great time. We still talk about doing the "Booty Call" on the stage with Frenchie directing everyone!!

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About Erik Maza
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.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.
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