What's the difference between a lounge and an Ultralounge?
Lounges are, like, soooo yesterday. Ultralounges are the hip new party spots.
Sam Sessa rages it in Ultralounges.
Sam Sessa is so hip he speaks in third person (when he's raging it in Ultralounges).
What, you ask, makes an Ultralounge so much better than a boring, lowly lounge? (This actually was a question posted by Corey on Dining@Large).
If you poke a lounge in its shoulder with an awesome needle and inject a shot of excellence, it becomes an Ultralounge. Oh yeah, baby.
"If Red Maple had more neon, it could be an Ultralounge," said Baltimore DJ Cullen Stalin. "I definitely associate neon lights with Ultralounges. Maybe an oxygen bar?"
Chris Furst, spokesman for Power Plant Live, had a more serious take on things.
"I guess, in the traditional sense, a lounge is casual," he said. "An Ultralounge is a modern lounge. ... It's something that's a little more modern, sleek, newer, with more contemporary comforts than an old school lounge would have."
But I think Stalin put it best when he said, in a regular lounge, you're rubbing elbows with average club-goers. In Ultralounges, you might just run into dancers from the future.
The only exception to this rule is Suite Ultralounge, which should be renamed Suite Ultralame. Actually, no, it shouldn't be renamed -- it should be closed outright.
Now that's awesome.
(Baltimore Sun archive photo)