It really isn't that bad, I live 2 blocks from the Ottobar literally and it's a pretty nice neighborhood. That's just how Baltimore is. One block is really nice, one block up and one block over is a little sketchy and repeat. During bigger shows they always have at least one member of security patrolling the lot to make sure a) no one is drinking in the car and b) everyones cars are safe.
Thats good. I parked at the history museum just so my car would be on security footage in case something went wrong. wish I hadn't cause I could of saved 6 dollars and been at the lot for the venue and not had to walk at midnight up 2 blocks. Nothing went wrong but I will live and learn. Will definitely go to the venue again if a band I really like is playing. Saw Motion City Soundtrack there and it was worth it but I really love that band so just about any place would be.