« Robin Thicke's five tips to a surefire seduction | Main | Concert review: Alicia Keys at 1st Mariner Arena »

March 24, 2010

THE (midnight sun) SITUATION

Sam_before_vodka_style.jpgI have decided on a name for the next Midnight Sun get together:

THE (midnight sun) SITUATION

So it was written. So it shall be done.

You know what that means? It means we're about to have a situation on our hands. OH SNAPS!

I'm looking at Thursdays in April as potential dates for the social. What Thursday would work best for everybody?

I'm also going to put out another round of Best of the Best of the Best awards. Hold onto your knickers! I'm open to suggestions for silly categories ...

Also, I have visited and ruled out Elliott's as a potential spot for the party. It's a cool corner bar, but it's just too small for a get-together. Or maybe my ego is too large. You pick.

I'll nail down the location asap. In the meantime, I need Best of the Best of the Best Award suggestions.


Sam Sessa

P.S. -- Today, in honor of Owl Meat, I'm listening mostly to Phil Collins.

(Photo from the Midnight Sun Soiree at Idle Hour by Courtney Block)

Follow Midnight Sun on Facebook and Twitter @midnightsunblog
Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:56 PM | | Comments (22)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Any Thursday but the 29th. That's the day the Yankees are in town.


the yankees infest our city enough, can we keep it out of the midnight sun?!

*chuckle *

i am out on the 15th (coachella) and 29th (ORIOLES game), other than that bring it on.

i saw we meet at an undisclosed abandoned warehouse in station north...i'll bring the smoke machine.

At coachella on the 15th..

matter -

nice. bmore represent.

Best comment section identity theft ... Samantha Sessa!

best understated indoor water feature

best b-list/reality/porn star appearance (situation, snookers, did ron jeremy make it to scores this year?, etc.)

trivia night that demoralizes and shames

Best infrequent poster!

Best closed bar

Best bar snack food

Best offense committed at a bar without being thrown out

Best bar within Canton Arts and Entertainment

Best ridiculous fashion trend found in Federal Hill on any given Friday or Saturday night

Best/worst name for a new bar - or, best awesomely bad name for a new bar

This may be a stupid question, but wasn't Canton Arts & Entertainment Center, Gutbusters and whatever else was there supposed to reopen soon? Any rumblings? Any signs of life? Any new fountains or waterfalls?

@Xtreme Cilantro -- nope, just a river of tears from chef hitlerbarf.

I'd like everyone to know that at Sid's in Pigtown I will now be offering a shot called "Chef Hitlerbarf". Please ask me for it by name and get the special Midnight Sun discount.

Josh, that's the greatest thing ever. I have finally made my mark on the world .. The Hitlerbarf! Awesome. I can only guess what's in it.

How about "Most Negative Poster"?


How about we push it into mid-May so that I'll have had my baby situation?

LOL at AC-M. Love that you called it your "baby situation" and an early congrats!

I'm up for any date, although I have a standing date with my arm wrestling coach on Thursdays, so I'll probably roll in pretty late.

Best use of Midnight Sun ongoing gags, ie Chris Sligh.

Who is that guy anyway?


Like the name! Consider emailing Oh! Snap! to see if he'll fly in.

Good thing you showed the pre-Jesus Pig shot pic or you'd scare the newbies (who have NO IDEA what I'm saying....Zink!)

4.15 or 4.22-best days for your unofficial (official) photographer, a/k/a me. 4.8 def not good...flying to Chicago early next am, pref w/o a hangover from my camera situation.

Get back to you on silly categories.

ryan97ou - the ORIOLES were originally the NYC team before ehe yankees, can we keep them out of the midnight sun too or have they been around too long?

April Fool's day is not good for me.. for obvious reasons.. oh, and, i will be in Boston. Other Thursdays are all o.k. with moi. Can we start rummaging around in old jars, nooks and crannies for Euros and crash the Bar at Milan? #justsayin.

Post a comment

All comments must be approved by the blog author. Please do not resubmit comments if they do not immediately appear. You are not required to use your full name when posting, but you should use a real e-mail address. Comments may be republished in print, but we will not publish your e-mail address. Our full Terms of Service are available here.

Please enter the letter "i" in the field below:
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 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.

Most Recent Comments
Recent tweets
Sign up for FREE nightlife alerts*
Get free Baltimore Sun mobile alerts
Sign up for nightlife text alerts

Returning user? Update preferences.
Sign up for more Sun text alerts
*Standard message and data rates apply. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Weekend Watch newsletter
Plan your weekend with's best events, restaurant and movie reviews, TV picks and more delivered to you every Thursday for free.
See a sample | Sign up

Photo galleries
Stay connected