Baltimore is awful. Crime is high and the homeless are everywhere. Go hang out in DC. It's only about 1h15m southwest and it has a more educated and culturally enriched night life, not to mention it's a hell of a lot safer.
If you ever need a cab in Baltimore, call ahead. Cabs on the street will pretend like they don't know where you're going if they deem it too far. This is especially true for popular clubbing areas like Fells Point. Be sure not to mix up the numbers of cab companies serving Baltimore City and Baltimore County; they're not the same thing and cabs will rarely transport people between the two.
Never been to Mt. Vernon, but I know it's the gayborhood. You're likely to do well there with guys.
Just a warning, be safe and use common sense. Two separate friends of mine living in Baltimore have had their houses broken into in the past few months, mid day, and they supposedly live in nice areas. Don't mean to scare you, just don't be an idiot. Lock your doors, don't walk around sketchy areas by yourself at night, don't mess with people who look like they might be holding weapons because they probably are (being held at knife point is NOT fun), etc.
Oh, and good luck with the accent. I lived near the city for 18 years and I still can't understand it.
I have a lot to say about Baltimore... mostly negative, but I'll keep the rest of the comments to myself and let you be the judge of it for yourself.
Have fun and good luck.
mochamuscleI'm flabbergasted as to why there weren't many Black folks on the video. I read about B-More on city-data.com and that's certainly not the image I get reminded of.
I wasn't sure if it was actually Baltimore either.