Dupont – Logan – U Street

Real World Cast Talk About the Neighborhood

Click to enlarge. The "official" Real World DC Premiere event was at BlackFinn last night with four cast members on hand (photos above). The "official" post-premiere event was at Halo Lounge on P Street in Borderstan. Nellie's Sports Bar, 9th and U NW, also held a watch-party last night at 10 pm and will do so each Wednesday during the Real World DC series. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Four of the eight cast members were at the Real World DC premiere party last night: Ashley, Callie, Emily and Ty. Since the Real Worlders lived in the neighborhood at 20th and S NW and a lot of filming for the 12 episodes was in the area, we wanted to find out what they thought of the DupontLoganU Street area.

Ashley (top row, far left): “I liked DC Coast and McFadden’s a lot. It was great living in a place where everyone is so politically attuned and have such strong opinions… and love talking politics. I have lived in urban areas before so living downtown was not really new to me.”

Callie (top row, far right): “I fell in love with Busboys & Poets. I loved the poetry slams and their menu… since I am exploring vegetarianism… I liked being able to walk everywhere in the neighborhood, that was new for me.”

Emily (center row in middle): “Dogs! There are so many dogs in the Dupont area. There was a Newfoundland named Moose that I just loved… I like Banana Leaves [restaurant] a lot… And I loved walking to work.”

Ty (center row, far right): “The diversity of the area, in all ways. And I had never known many gay people, so living in the area changed me and made me think about gay rights and how they are everyone’s rights. Now I wear an [HRC] equality bracelet… We ate at Buca de Beppo a lot, it was close to the house.”


December 31, 2009 - Posted by | arts & entertainment | , , ,

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  1. […] Dupont – At the premiere of the new DC season of MTV’s Real World, the cast offered up their thoughts of the neighborhood. [Borderstan] […]

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