For those who aren't yet aware, Baltimoreans loveparties. Balls, galas, concerts, beer gardens, festivals - despite our choleric reputation, weare a peoplewholovemerrimentinallitscuriousforms, at all times, and with eventhethinnest of excuses.
So, naturally, when an actual holiday with actual cause for celebration comes along, we celebrate it the only way we know how: by exploiting a loophole in the law that lets us do what we want.
Yes, this curious state of affairs surrounding New Year's Eve in Baltimore comes because our forward-thinking forebears in the great city had their grand-kids' well-being in mind when they decided that bars should not be forced to close at the monastic hour of 2 am on the most celebratory night of the year. Reinterpretation of that law means that bars in Baltimore open at 8 pm on December 31st, and stay open until 2 am on January 2nd. Hell. Yes.
Now, Coda being …