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Old 10-29-2014, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Originally Posted by BajanYankee View Post
I'm not comparing Boston to NYC, Miami and Vegas. I'm comparing it to Atlanta, Philly, LA, Chicago, Houston, DC, the Bay Area, etc.
Not really. You compared Boston's club scene to those cities. Again, nightlife =/= only clubs. I don't understand how someone can say "Boston's nightlife sucks" then just breakdown how bad the club scene is as if that's the only measure of nightlife. If I said Atlanta's nightlife "sucks" compared to Boston and broke down how bad the bar scene, comedy scene, or rock scene was, the first response would be "Atlanta's clubs are SOOOO much better than Boston's!" Why is the club the only measure of good nightlife? How good a city's nightlife is depends on what you're into. I am still frequently out until last call. Being in my late 20s, I detest the club scene. I prefer the nightlife in Boston to Atlanta, Houston, and DC. I prefer it (by less of a margin) to Philly and San Francisco. There are definitely more of the types of venue I frequent in Boston than most of those other cities mentioned.

We don't need 6 pages of thread to say that Boston doesn't have the club scene that many other cities do. But if the thread was specifically about the club scene, it should be named, "does Boston have one of the worst club scenes..." The answer would be a pretty resounding yes I'd assume.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Heck, when I go to FL now I fly into Ft Lauderdale to avoid Miami entirely.
Agreed. Miami is difficult to enjoy unless you:
A) Are filthy rich and want to flaunt it.

-or-

B) Like to pretend you're filthy rich and want to flaunt it.

My best friend went to U Miami and I've done that scene. It's awfully pretentious. Want to talk about stand-offish in clubs? Go to Miami.
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Mid-Michigan by way of Northern New Hampshire
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Nightlife is different for everyone. Personally, I hate clubs and just want a nice bar where I can sit down, have a beer, maybe make small talk with other patrons, watch whatever game is on and just unwind.

I don't want a Vegas/Miami/NYC style nightlife. If you want that kind of life then Boston may not be for you.
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Not really. You compared Boston's club scene to those cities. Again, nightlife =/= only clubs.
I meant overall (I should know what I meant after all). The whole package of Boston's nightlife scene doesn't compare to those in other cities. That's my opinion. You are free to disagree with that. I was only giving my perspective.
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Nightlife is different for everyone. Personally, I hate clubs and just want a nice bar where I can sit down, have a beer, maybe make small talk with other patrons, watch whatever game is on and just unwind.
I don't think that's generally hard to find in most cities. You could go to an Applebee's, watch a game, and chat folks up.

I think a city with good nightlife would have both. But a city with a terrible club scene generally won't make any list of places for top nightlife because a great deal of people enjoy parties.
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:02 PM
 
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I don't think that's generally hard to find in most cities. You could go to an Applebee's, watch a game, and chat folks up.

I think a city with good nightlife would have both. But a city with a terrible club scene generally won't make any list of places for top nightlife because a great deal of people enjoy parties.

Applebees? Please. Yes, a good bar scene is hard to find in many cities. As is a good rock scene.

I know few people now, or in my 20s, that had any interested in dance clubs. Only the Euro and bro types (ed hardy wearing, cologne wearing, well, you get the picture) had any interest in that stuff. Maybe a few percent of the population.
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Applebees? Please. Yes, a good bar scene is hard to find in many cities. As is a good rock scene.

I know few people now, or in my 20s, that had any interested in dance clubs. Only the Euro and bro types (ed hardy wearing, cologne wearing, well, you get the picture) had any interest in that stuff. Maybe a few percent of the population.
No, I don't get the picture.

Without fail on City-Data, whenever clubbing is mentioned, there's always someone who goes on a tirade against douchebags, meatheads, fratboys, skanks, etc. It's as if people can't go to a club and actually enjoy dancing to music. If you don't like clubs, then that's fine. But you shouldn't make assumptions about the people who do. I could very well make the assumption that people who don't like them are acne-faced, introverted virgins who don't have the stones or the swagger to attract the people they want.
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Agreed. Miami is difficult to enjoy unless you:
A) Are filthy rich and want to flaunt it.

-or-

B) Like to pretend you're filthy rich and want to flaunt it.

My best friend went to U Miami and I've done that scene. It's awfully pretentious. Want to talk about stand-offish in clubs? Go to Miami.
Or Miami is difficult to enjoy if you...

A) Have no game;

B) Expect women to fall on your lap instead of taking the initiative to meet them; or

C) Don't have a cool, laid-back, fun loving personality that makes people want to be around you.

Anytime someone blames their lack of success at something on money (or a lack thereof), you can be 99.9% certain they were the introvert in high school/college who lost every girl they ever wanted to cooler guys (aka "douchebags").
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:16 PM
 
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No, I don't get the picture.

Without fail on City-Data, whenever clubbing is mentioned, there's always someone who goes on a tirade against douchebags, meatheads, fratboys, skanks, etc. It's as if people can't go to a club and actually enjoy dancing to music. If you don't like clubs, then that's fine. But you shouldn't make assumptions about the people who do. I could very well make the assumption that people who don't like them are acne-faced, introverted virgins who don't have the stones or the swagger to attract the people they want.

Oh please. I worked in them as a bartender and a barback for many years in more than one city. There is no assuming going on. It was good money, but the people were rather homogenous and worthy of the labels that are put on them (with rare exceptions).


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Originally Posted by BajanYankee View Post
Or Miami is difficult to enjoy if you...

A) Have no game;

B) Expect women to fall on your lap instead of taking the initiative to meet them; or

C) Don't have a cool, laid-back, fun loving personality that makes people want to be around you.

Anytime someone blames their lack of success at something on money (or a lack thereof), you can be 99.9% certain they were the introvert in high school/college who lost every girl they ever wanted to cooler guys (aka "douchebags").
Sounding awfully close to the trashiest of the trashy language ala Pick Up Artist crap. "Game" Hahaha.
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Oh please. I worked in them as a bartender and a barback for many years in more than one city. There is no assuming going on. It was good money, but the people were rather homogenous and worthy of the labels that are put on them (with rare exceptions).
Okay. That's the clubs you worked at. There are clubs where people go and, you know, actually dance with women.
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