After performing at the Hippodrome Theatre on Friday, Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper weren't ready to call it a night in Baltimore. So the TV hosts headed to Grand Central, the Mount Vernon gay bar, said general manager David Stoup.
The longtime friends were in town for "An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen," a pop-culture-focused conversation they've taken on the road for about two years. Cooper is one of CNN's most known anchors, while Cohen hosts Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" and produces the "Real Housewives" reality TV series.
"They were just as wonderful as anyone could be," Stoup said.
A publicist for the tour confirmed on Monday that Cooper and Cohen went to Grand Central following their performance.
Stoup said the duo arrived in a "gigantic black SUV" with a small group of people. They proceeded to hang out in the disco side of the club, Stoup said, where people slowly began to notice their arrival. Patrons began posting the news on Facebook that night, though there wasn't much action to report. They arrived at approximately 11:45 p.m., Stoup said, and left by 1 a.m.
"It was an uneventful event," Stoup said with a laugh. "They didn't dance or anything like that."
The general manager said he spoke with Cooper, who was wearing a baseball cap, more than Cohen. Cooper told Stoup it was his first visit to Grand Central, which opened in September 1991.
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"He was very, very cordial," he said.
Stoup said he did not see if or what Cohen or Cooper were drinking. Mostly, Stoup was struck by how down-to-earth they seemed, figuratively and literally.
"They're smaller in person than one might think," Stoup said, despite their "larger-than-life personalities" on TV.
Stoup got the impression "they don't like to have their pictures taken," so no Grand Central staff members came away with any photographs of Cohen or Cooper.
"I wasn't going to be that guy," he said.