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Alonso's Restaurant gets its purple on for the Ravens

Alonso's Restaurant gets its purple on for the Ravens

Kevin Rasmussen came from Essex to north Baltimore in the predawn hours of Purple Friday to root on the Ravens. The 30-year-old BGE lead relay technician stood with his father, Walt, in a crowd of 200 diehard Ravens fans at Alonso's restaurant, drinking a beer before 7 a.m., and waiting for a bevy of Ravens cheerleaders to arrive on a bus. There was plenty to keep them occupied while they waited, from a condensed Ravens marching band playing The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" outside the restaurant on West Cold Spring Lane to radio station 98 Rock broadcasting in the front room and free bacon and eggs in the back. It was a long way to drive for Kevin Rasmussen, but...

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