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Old 07-24-2012, 07:29 PM
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Location: Miami, FL
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Default Do people in Atlanta wish they were from Los Angeles, CA?

I feel like everywhere I go in Atlanta, people are always like LA this and LA that.... what gives?



Mod clarified: How about more info, such as "I go to a lot of places where I hear people discussing L.A. quite a bit. Is there a reason anyone can think of for this or do you hear it as well?"

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Old 07-24-2012, 08:10 PM
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anyone with any actual insight care to contribute?

I was in buckhead last night and half the people I was talking to were referring to Atlanta as the "LA of the south"

um really?
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:20 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Never heard anyone talking about LA anymore than any other big city. The only connection I ever hear is people calling Atlanta "Hollywood of the South" b/c of the recent growth in the tv/movie industry.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:26 PM
 
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C'mon people...there's some validity to this...I've heard it too. Atlanta is now a mecca for feature film producers because of its tax incentive to shoot movies. So we're like on big set for films. Big reason there's a comparison to Hollywood. Also, it's the Hip-Hop/Rap capital of the US....lots of R&B artists and producers here discovering their new talent. Lots of studios, music production houses, etc. With all this comes the 'entertainment attitude' which you can interpret as you like.
So yah, OP, you've got a point.
The rest of you don't be so quick to call a troll post!
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: International
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I have no desire to go to LA
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Never heard this from anyone I know here in the Atlanta area. As for me personally, you couldn't pay me enough money to live in Los Angeles. I've been there many times on business, and I detest the place. In fact, I could live without most of California, with the possible exception of the San Diego area.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:22 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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In the early 1980s an advertising campaign was circulating via postcards, fliers, etc. that said, "Move over Big Apple..." with a Red headed woman holding a large Peach. As Atlanta spread outward not inward, that reference quickly faded.

I have actually heard people refer to Atlanta as the "L.A. of the East", simply due to the traffic, smog in the summer, and all-directional sprawl. More recently as someone else pointed out, it's been referred to as "Hollywood South" due to the number of movies and movie studios popping up here as well. But while I don't "party", when I am out, I typically do not hear of people talking about L.A. in general conversation.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:01 PM
 
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Never heard this from anyone I know here in the Atlanta area. As for me personally, you couldn't pay me enough money to live in Los Angeles. I've been there many times on business, and I detest the place. In fact, I could live without most of California, with the possible exception of the San Diego area.
What do you hate about it? The diversity, the weather, the natural beauty, the open mindedess or maybe you hate the amount to do?
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:02 PM
 
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anyone with any actual insight care to contribute?

I was in buckhead last night and half the people I was talking to were referring to Atlanta as the "LA of the south"

um really?
It was just probably the people you were hanging with. Find a smarter or better travled crowd.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:37 PM
 
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I'm moving from LA to Atlanta. I'll let you know.
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