Saturday, May 16, 2009

Blast from the Past

Life is strange. A few weeks ago, Steph was out at a club with Alex and Callie. First of all, Steph being out at a club (especially without me) is a very strange occurrence in and of itself. In the restroom, she happened upon my very first girlfriend, Lauren. Lauren and I dated when I was still in high school. I thought she was very cool because she was in college and had a car. She was also one of about 3 gay people I knew at the time. We dated for a few months and it was very intense, but it ended quite badly. We did not part on good terms at all. You know how young love is...all crazy, dramatic, and filled with jealousy. 11 years go by without her coming in to my life at all, until the night Steph runs into her in the bathroom at Hippo. She and Steph had a little chat in the bathroom and then went their separate ways. The next day I found Lauren on Facebook and sent her a message saying that I heard she met Steph and that I hoped she was well, know, pleasantries and such, but definitely opening up the door for further communication if she wanted. So now we are forging ahead again as friends and it has been a lot of fun so far.

Lauren is an aspiring musician and she is quite good. On Thursday night we went to Fells Point to hear her play at a bar called Leadbetters. Leadbetters is a total dive, but the drinks are good and cheap, it isn't pretentious at all (a rarity in Baltimore), and the crowd is very friendly. Lauren was awesome. We will definitely go to more of her gigs in the future. She is playing on the main stage for Baltimore Pride this year, so you should all come to that and see her play.

The lighting was crap, you know how I refuse to use a standard flash, and I didn't have my DSLR, so please excuse the grainy pictures.

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