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June 17, 2009

"Free parties" at Gossips

Gossips baltimoreOn my walk to work this morning, I couldn't help but notice this sign on the front window of the Calvert Street club Gossips.

Gossips seems like it's been there forever, but for some reason, I've never been inside.

It's probably the only club downtown that I've never checked out, actually.

Anyway, the sign begs passersby to book "free" parties there.

That begs the question: What, exactly, is a free party? ...

I like the sound of a "free party." As we all know, "Free Makes Everything Better" is one of Midnight Sun's unofficial slogans.

Is the booze free? Not everybody associates booze with partying, but I do. And I know I'm not alone here. So, to me, a free party implies free booze.

A free party would also have free entry, methinks. Cover charges are decidedly un-free.

So, after reading this sign, I'm highly tempted to dial up Biglesproductionsinc at the posted number and find out what his/her/their definition of "free parties" is. In fact, I think I will.

(Photo by me)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:47 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Like they say...nothing in the world is free :-)

You will probably have more luck leaving them a myspace comment

Is gossips even open? It looked to me like the entire building was being renovated the last time I walked by. It's been a long time since I've actually seen people inside from the street.

Can't say for sure if it's open or not, but one time when I walked by at lunch there was loud music playing and people hanging out outside smoking. It was odd, because it's long looked abandoned and then there was like a party going on in the middle of a work day. Maybe that's the only time when the free parties are available. :)

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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 Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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