Friday, September 19, 2008

Last Night: City Paper's Best of Baltimore Party

So, last night we scored tickets to City Paper's Best of Baltimore Party at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. There isn't another party in town we've seen with a more ecclectic conglomeration of people. I think we tried a little too hard to look chic because apparently bed head, flip-flops and pj's are the new black. Seriously, tho ~ the people watching was the best we've seen in ages. And not everyone had bedhead. There were loads of Baltimore's glitterati on the scene and some really beautiful people.

There were multiple DJs spinning, go-go dancers, hula-hoopers, a guy on stilts and all the cheap liquor you could ask for. Open bar. Good food too, and much to our delight ~ plenty of vegetarian fare, including the most decadent ravioli in cream and herb sauce! One was enough for an entire meal.

In the huge crowd of hipsters, we found our friend Amy from Crimson and Clover interrogating an astronomer about the sun. He had a telescope for the party-goers showing Jupiter with all of its moons in a row. We also crossed paths with Alicia from the AVAM and we hung out for a while with Carole from A Garden of Earthly Delights (thanks for the tickets!!). Meeting some of the staff from City Paper was also cool ~ a different look into journalism for us both.

It was fun for us to see the BMI in a different way. We're very familiar with the museum from all the weddings we've photographed there, but we've never seen it as packed as it was last night. Besides Pier 5, it's one of few venues literally right on Inner Harbor. It is colorful and visual, which makes a great backdrop for pictures. And for huge gatherings of Baltimore's coolest cats under an orange harvest moon.

Thanks for inviting us Carole ~ and thanks Ashley for Rissa's awesome hairdo!

~ Nathaniel

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