Gutter Magazine's Glitterball rocked Red Maple
My legs are still a little sore from dancing so hard at Gutter Magazine's first (and hopefully annual) Glitterball at Red Maple Saturday night.
DJs Mikie Love and Exclaime were all about the vintage jams, from the Jackson 5 to late '70s/early '80s jams I didn't even recognize. There was no stopping the groove.
Red Maple was split into two spaces -- up front was the Glitterball, and the back was an event thrown by Baltimore nightlife empress Heidi Klotzman of HeidnSeek Entertainment.
The DJs in the back room spun more traditional house stuff, which was good, but it's not really my thing. Guess I'm just a retro kinda guy ...
Picken sang a few of her new songs, as well as "Coquette" -- the one featured in the video. At one point, she yanked off her T-shirt, revealing a sparkly bra, instantly doubling the sass factor.
I was typing into my phone when, halfway through one of her songs, Picken called me out for it.
"Stop texting, Sam Sessa," she said.
Guilty as charged.
The party was still bumping when I left, sometime around 1 a.m. Summer hadn't started yet but lordy it was hot in there. I'm sweating just thinking about it. Somebody get me a paper towel!
(Photos by Rachel Verhaaren)