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When power goes out on Thames

What's it like when the power goes out in Fells Point on a Friday night?

By Jess Mayhugh | December 15, 2009, 4:00 pm

-Courtesy of Brian Eden/Flickr
On The Town

When power goes out on Thames

What's it like when the power goes out in Fells Point on a Friday night?

By Jess Mayhugh | December 15, 2009, 4:00 pm

-Courtesy of Brian Eden/Flickr

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On Friday night, Fells Point was a little darker than usual. According to Waterfront Hotel office manager Evan Wallace, at around 5:30 p.m., some cables below Thames Street exploded, causing the power to go out at many of the businesses on Thames Street between Broadway and Ann Street.

Some businesses, understandably, decided not to deal with the headache of a power outage on a busy Friday night, so they closed. But others, like The Waterfront, rolled with the punches and stayed open anyway. Staff at The Waterfront lit candles all along the downstairs bar and atop the tables. One of the bar's more popular bands, Lawnchair, went sans amps and played a great acoustic set. Bartenders used manual credit card slips instead of machines. The whole vibe felt very intimate and I wanted to give a nod to The Waterfront for making the most of a bad situation.

Wallace said that the power came back on, ironically, as they were announcing last call.




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