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October 1, 2010

Baltimore vs. Miami: a charticle

waterscinco.JPGEvery time a new club boasts about bringing a Miami flavor to Baltimore, it flops.

That’s because what works in South Florida is too ostentatious for Charm City, just as Baltimore’s quirks would almost definitely be dismissed as weird in the swamp.

John Waters’ Egg Lady is another kooky denizen here, but an oddity in the runway-like promenades of South Beach. Just the same, Miami’s drink prices would be scoffed at in Charles Village.

In keeping with this week's nightlife column, here’s a primer on two cities that are as different as Waters and Chad Ochocinco:

Charm City : Magic City

$3 Natty Boh: $13 “elderwater fizz” martini

Rye Rye: Trina 

1st Mariner Arena : American Airlines Arena

Mount Royal Tavern : Club Deuce

Ravens : Miami Heat

Orioles : Marlins

“The Wire” : ”Miami Vice” 

Inner Harbor : South Beach

Edgar Allan Poe : Carl Hiassen


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Posted by Erik Maza at 12:34 PM | | Comments (8)
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girls that think they are hot vs girls that are actually hot

Eccentricity : Sleaze
Genuine : Phony

would you get off the Rye Rye kick already. This is not Miami so you need to adapt.

@anonymous: Rye Rye is a Baltimore native. One of the blog's priorities is to cover local artists.

Love me some Deuce Bar... The only place on the Beach that you can get a VO and Ginger at 5 o'clock in the morning, then walk over to La Sandwicherie for an amazing frenchbread sandwich.

Spent many a night there... Though I think it should be more like Club Charles : Club Deuce.

Um, Maza, regarding anon on 10/6, I think the point raised was that no one around here cares about Miami. I know you just came from there and you're new to Baltimore, but the two cities in many ways are completely different. When you go to Virgin FreeFest, review one act with a local connection, and then spend the entire rest of the time in the Dance Forest (ignoring Joan Jett, Luda, Pavement etc.) it shows a disconnect with the market you're covering. The entire topic of this post demonstrates that disconnect.

Wah wah wah, Tiesto.

Do we really have to pay attention to Joan Jett and Pavement at this point? They're basically oldies acts now.

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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 erik.maza@baltsun.com. 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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