Photo by Philip Laubner

Behold the rapturous joy on the faces of those celebrating the life and times of the one and only, Kyle Fritz. Attendees waited in lines that stretched through a sea of ravenous paparazzi just to catch a glimpse of the mysterious emprasario who rarely makes public appearances.

The festivities took place at the fabulous Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, a venue so richly adorned with cultural curiosities one could return a hundred times and find something new upon each visit. For many of those in attendance, it was truly an undiscovered gem in the heart of Charm City.

What Weekly threw the FritzBall for Kyle to show our appreciation for building our website in collaboration with Brooke Hall Creative who assisted with the design and vision. We’re tossing around the idea of making this a regular thing and having an annual party that celebrates someone exceptional. What do you think?

Before we get too deep into the goods, we’d like to send a special thank you to our sponsors Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, Flying Dog Brewery, Joe Squared, Christopher Schafer Clothier, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore Art & Music Project, El Suprimo Records, and EatBmore.com. We wouldn’t have been able to do this without you.

Photo by Larry Cohen

2012 is the year of the swordswallower. Any party without one isn’t a party at all. That’s why we invited the best. Meet Dai Andrews, who holds four Guinness World Records. Dai has performed in over 40 countries on five continents and made over 50 television appearances.

This was his first performance after traveling throughout Asia for over 18 months. Everyone was thoroughly entertained if not utterly astounded.

Photo by Philip Laubner

My hero!   a.k.a. Lee Boot

Photo by Theresa Keil

Good guys, bad guys.

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Tracy Gold: Certified Swordswallower Inspector.

Photo by Philip Laubner

Photo by Philip Laubner

Photo by Theresa Keil

Paige Shuttleworth

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El Suprimo, a DJ so good he doesn’t even need to touch his records. They just know what he wants to hear and bend to his will.

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Guess who?

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Paco Fish goddammit!

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What Weekly’s Managing Director and Resident Magician David London. Because what self-respecting publication doesn’t have a magician on staff?

Photo by Theresa Keil

Batman, and Robin, the way we’d always imagined. Jessica Long and Philip Laubner.

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Athina Koulatsos and Jordan Goodman

Photo by Theresa Keil

Photo by Theresa Keil

Katie Kirkpatrick in the role of a lifetime.

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Meanwhile back in the swordswallowing room…

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It wasn’t enough for Dai to swallow straight swords, this one was curved at a fourty-five degree angle.

Photo by Theresa Keil

For the skeptics.

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Photo by Theresa Keil

Elliot Rauh and Britt Olsen-Ecker.

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Photo by Larry Cohen

A rare appearance by the mysterious and rarely seen artist, Minas, accompanied by one of his storied ninja-fairy bodyguards.

Photo by Larry Cohen

Seabuck Thornberry

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And as if one sword wasn’t enough…

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I know exactly how you feel.

Photo by Larry Cohen

Photo by Larry Cohen

The World Famous Traveling Callahans

Photo by Larry Cohen

Photo by Larry Cohen

Pocahontas and Robin trade war stories.

Photo by Philip Laubner

And of course no super hero party is complete without a shofar. Thank you, Paul Naden.

Photo by Theresa Keil

Paco Fish

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Robin Gunkel

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The lovely ladies of the Kelley Clan and a cricket?

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John Cammack and his lovely wife.

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Rebecca Nagle and Natalya Brusilovsky.

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Alexadra Hewitt was a tour de force in the role of Marilyn Monroe, Bravo!

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Kyle Fritz and Tracy Gold.

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Robin, Batman, Bonnie, Clyde, Pocahontas and Colonel Sanders.

  • Nancy

    At last I see pics!! Looks like a fabulous event (as expected!) Good to see Phil in front of the lens for a change!