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September 15, 2010

Last Night's Photo: Contribute to new Midnight Sun flickr pool

Picture%207.pngBecause Midnight Sun isn't in enough platforms - Twitter, and Facebook, and smartphones - I've created a flickr group pool.

Except unlike those platforms, this one gives you a chance to emerge from the merry gulag that is the comments board.

To get serious for a moment - there's a lot of great young and amateur photographers out there, and even more that don't carry equipment but record every single night out or concert they go to. Midnight Sun wants to hear from you.

Every week - or day! depending on the response - I'll post the best music, or nightlife image from the pool.

Everything is fair game: one of those classic Baltimore characters sipping from a Natty Boh at a corner bar, or that one amazing middle-aged lady who was destroying the dance-floor at The Paradox last weekend and that I sadly didn't photograph.

The point is - there's things we can't cover, but that should be showcased anyway, like Hampdenfest, which I would have written about if I'd had ten arms.

If comments are to tell other readers what you think, here's a shot at showing all of us what you're seeing. It's another way to make the blog even more interactive. And there's the bonus of extending linklove to your Flickr page.

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Posted by Erik Maza at 10:29 AM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Last Night's Photo


Gulag? Not sure this was a good use of the word. Doesn't seem to be applicable in reference to the freest form of speech in the world (ie anonymous comment boards).

gu·lag also Gu·lag (gläg)
1. A network of forced labor camps in the former Soviet Union.
2. A forced labor camp or prison, especially for political dissidents.
3. A place or situation of great suffering and hardship, likened to the atmosphere in a prison system or a forced labor camp.

Given the b****ing and moaning about the VW review, #3 seems to fit the bill lately, which is what I think Erik was referring to.

Anyway, cool idea. Just joined the group. I'm sure DMFS will be submitting videos on occasion.

That "world's largest crabcake" picture is disgusting, BTW.

Can somebody get pictures of the buses at PPL? We need some controversy on this here blog!

Oh that VW post was a review. My bad. I thought he was just taking the opportunity to display how much hipper he was than VW and the crowd put together.

Can't really blame him. Who didn't try to be an ultra-obscure hipster when they were young and immature.

Think I will stick to for my music reviews. Hopefully this blog gets back to simply relaying interesting stuff going on in Baltimore minus the lame side jabs (ie gulag, white people, blah blah, yawn yawn).

jc = johnny cat?


Not even sure that that means kateeeeeeeeebeeeeeeeeeeee

This is a good idea. Hopefully it excecutes well too.

And by executes well, I mean occasional partial nudity.

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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.

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