How was last night's Midnight Sun Social at Bad Decisions?
In a word: Awesome.
So awesome, in fact, that pictures can't even begin to describe how awesome it was. (This is my way of saying I don't have any pictures from last night's party.) If anybody has some, can you e-mail them to me -- email@example.com
Now, back to recapping the Social ...
We had a great mix of commenters, bar owners and even a prominent city figure or two. Since I was running late, I half-ran, half-walked to Fells Point from Federal Hill. By the time I got there (around 6:10 p.m.), I was covered in sweat, out of breath and famished. I secretly hoped that no one would have showed up yet, so I could have a few minutes to collect myself.
I rolled in and there were already a dozen folks waiting for me. Stephan Fogleman (you may know him as Liquorboarding or as the chairman of the Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore City) was there.
Jason Z (you may know him as the man behind Don't Know and No Idea taverns) was there. Brendan (you may know him as co-owner of the Idle Hour) was there. Don Farley (you may know him as the publisher of the City Paper) was there. So were a few lovely ladies from Profiles PR.
So much for quiet time to collect myself.
The Social didn't really heat up until about 7:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. That's when it got really packed.
I hung out with TAFKA Canton Kate, Bryanin
timoniumtowson, a woman who claimed to be Samantha Sessa, my evil Doppelganger, Baltimoregal, jmgiordano, Josh, ryan97ou, Shankman and many others. Commenter Amywoo was the only person to come in costume (a lovely ladybug, no less). Shame on all you non-dresser-uppers.
And finally, after more than two years, I met one of the very first and funniest (looking) Midnight Sun commenters -- JTK. He's been posting on Midnight Sun since August 2007. Wow. He even drove all the way down from New Jersey for the Social. Double wow.
Alexander D. Mitchell IV suckered me into tasting Brewdog's Nanny State, an incredibly, viciously hoppy brew with a whopping 1.1 percent alcohol content. It was truly a Bad Decision beer. One sip of the stuff burned all the taste buds off my tongue. It was like I'd sipped Drano.
On the other hand, Midnight Sunner Evan oversaw the distribution of some delicious pumpkin pie vodka shots. And I liked all the drinks I tried on the special drink menu were yummy. I'll post the complete list later today.
When I left around 11 p.m., there were still plenty of folks in Bad Decisions.
Thanks again, everybody, for making the Social such a great time. I still can't believe that people read and enjoy Midnight Sun enough to drop by and say 'Hi.' It made my week.