Scene and Heard at Super Bowl, New Orleans parties
Prominent Baltimoreans, including Oriole Adam Jones, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, partied it up in New Orleans in the run-up to the Super Bowl.
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Russell and Sue Schmitt, Sara Ingram and Jim Seay( Jean Marbella / February 3, 2013 )
Premier Rides' CEO Jim Seay at far right, flanked by girlfriend Sara Ingram. Premier Rides' CFO Russell Schmitt, at far left, with wife Sue. The Schmitts flew down on a private plane piloted by Eugene Macdonald (not in picture).
Says Russell Schmitt: "I did not come to the Super Bowl when the Ravens won it [in 2001], and I've regretted it ever since. I had to get here. I wasn't going to miss it again. We know Jonathan Ogden well, he's in our suite [at M&T Bank Stadium] so that makes it even better." Adds Seay: "The energy is stunning. I would say the best part is just the people of New Orleans. It's the friendliest, most culturally unique place you can go in this country. They just love life. There's a lot of similarities to Baltimore, the culture of music, the food based on living on the water."