A Freak Show in Charm City

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me and a few friends at a Freak Show
Last Halloween was my first here in Baltimore.  I knew that there had to be something interesting going on in a town like this...  I stumbled across a poster for a Freak Show and marked my calendar.  So I put together a Ringleader(ish) costume and convinced a few friends to come along.
When we arrived, it was rather quiet... it was in a tent filled with heat lamps, torches and cushy couches.  I followed a soft drumbeat to the rear of the tent and found contortionists sprawled across the stage, surrounding a sword swallowing demon.  Two girls on stilts hovered over head and for a moment... I was in another world. 
Following the Sword Swallower came belly dancers, burlesque troops, and fire breathers.
exposed goodies at the Halloween Freak Show...
  They mingled through the crowds between their sets... blending in with the ghoulish faces, movie characters and girls using the holiday as an excuse to let their goodies hang out.
The place was decorated like the plushest parts of Hades and the drinks were cheap.  It had all the makings of a great party except the tunes... redundant trance remixes BAD 70's songs.  Yet I considered it a great experience... It was different than any other Halloween I could recall...
If they host one again next year... I might attend... unless the competition is good.
Either way, I would reccomend it to others...  The hosting club was Mosaic at the Power Plant Live.  Its right Downtown so its easily accessible.  I believe they host various outdoor events throughout the year.

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