A once-in-a-generation hurricane bears down, forcing schools, Baltimore City offices, polling places and businesses to shutter, probably for two days. What to do? Sit at home and wait for the electric to go out?
How about a drink?
As most of Fells Point battened down Monday afternoon, the brave folks at Pearl's bar at 1900 Aliceanna St., boarded and sandbagged up, but remained open. (See red spray paint in the above photo on the plywood covering a window on the far right.) At least a few confident — or was it nervous? — souls even found their way inside to escape the storm.
More power to 'em. Well, you know what we mean.