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December 3, 2009

Video: A night in Baltimore with ... me

A couple months ago, a travel correspondent for the British newspaper The Guardian asked me to take him on a tour of Baltimore nightlife. I agreed -- even though I'd never done anything like this before. The writer, Benji Lanyado, was a charming fellow with a contagious enthusiasm. Together, we dropped by places like the Sidebar, Idle Hour, Owl Bar and Metro Gallery, among others.

Here is a link to the video.

I was worried I'd sound pretentious or just plain dumb, but between Benji's shooting and The Guardian's skilled editors, I think it came out really well. Thanks again for thinking of me, Benji. Cheers!

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:31 AM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Pretty sweet. You ought to think about doing some of this stuff Sam.

agreed. "Sessa-cam", i'm calling the patent office today.

Cam Sessa

You should have rented a Ferrari for this one. Imagine how the Brits would have been impressed with gull-wing doors.


Shoulda taken him to Dundalk tho

Good stuff Sam. Loved the passion man!

I agree with the comment above, maybe consider doing more video tours.

Excellent job, Sam. Looks like they enjoyed it as much as you did.

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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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