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View Poll Results: Where would you rather visit?
Las Vegas 89 49.72%
New Orleans 90 50.28%
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Maybe I'm old fashioned or a sap or whatever you want to say, but that extreme level of objectification of people is anathema to me. I mean, I've been tied up for some time now, but when I wasn't, I was way more into a cute girl who was also funny and smart and interesting that likewise seemed impressed with my looks and humor and brains and interests than one who liked my car or boat or spot at a table. I left that sort of thing back in my teen years. So NOLA to me is how I want to party, not the superficial Vegas way - because that's Vegas in a nutshell. Money and superficiality. Hate it.
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Maybe I'm old fashioned or a sap or whatever you want to say, but that extreme level of objectification of people is anathema to me. I mean, I've been tied up for some time now, but when I wasn't, I was way more into a cute girl who was also funny and smart and interesting that likewise seemed impressed with my looks and humor and brains and interests than one who liked my car or boat or spot at a table. I left that sort of thing back in my teen years. So NOLA to me is how I want to party, not the superficial Vegas way - because that's Vegas in a nutshell. Money and superficiality. Hate it.
You'd be surprised. You actually meet some smart girls. A lot of girls don't want to be on their feet all night getting swamped by dudes (this is especially true of the more attractive ones) so they are in a way looking for you to "rescue" them. I mean, if you are an attractive woman (8 or above) in a nightclub, would you...

(a) stay on the dancefloor in shoes that hurt with random guys grabbing at you, coming up behind you and trying to grind on you, stepping on your feet, bumping into you, no free drinks, etc; or

(b) go into a private, roped off area where you can rest your feet, enjoy free drinks, and maybe, possibly, even meet a cool, cute guy?

So you get two types of girls. Some are bottlerats who are impressed by the glitz. They serve a purpose. Then you have girls who are normal girls who are in Vegas for any ol' reason (just like you) and want to be comfortable. Some of these girls are still DTF, though. They're simply not as crude as the bottlerats.

Most attractive women like going to nightclubs. It doesn't matter if they're working girls are law students. It's up to you to choose your game wisely. The club is simply a venue that makes your hunt a lot more efficient.

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Old 06-11-2015, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Maybe I'm old fashioned or a sap or whatever you want to say, but that extreme level of objectification of people is anathema to me. I mean, I've been tied up for some time now, but when I wasn't, I was way more into a cute girl who was also funny and smart and interesting that likewise seemed impressed with my looks and humor and brains and interests than one who liked my car or boat or spot at a table. I left that sort of thing back in my teen years. So NOLA to me is how I want to party, not the superficial Vegas way - because that's Vegas in a nutshell. Money and superficiality. Hate it.
The bolded is completely irrelevant in Vegas.

As I said, bottle service is about creating opportunity. Things may be different in Milwaukee, but in NYC, I don't see women like this too often.

http://photos.newknd.com/media/x1920...3068793443.jpg

And this is why we do bottle service. It's because it's one of the few times in your life you'll be in a room full of chicks who look like this. Sure, you may see a girl like her on occasion in Manhattan, but good look getting her to unplug her iPhone headphones so you can talk to her. Maybe the options are better in Milwaukee.

Bottle service, at the very minimum, guarantees you a conversation. And that's not likely to happen in the real world because: (1) you rarely see chicks like this in the wild and (2) these chicks get hit on so much that they tend to shut down even very attractive guys. In Vegas, you get girls of this caliber packed into one place, and the bottle service is absolutely the best way to minimize outside interference (aka "blocking").
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:39 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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New Orleans, hands down. Some time other than Mardi Gras (or summer). For the music, food, history, culture and not at all for the "party" scene.

I have zero interest in Las Vegas. Not into gambling, heavy drinking, gaudy resorts or the type of shows offered.
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Old 06-13-2015, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Here until tomorrow. We got a rental car and have driven around quite a bit (we've been here for 4 days now) and have noticed the city's core is probably the most structurally dense in the South over a decent amount of area. Definitely the most "walkable major Southern city" in the region.

Pictures are mine (sorry for the low picture quality, didn't bring my camera on this trip so iPhone will have to do):






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Old 06-13-2015, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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I am thinking about moving to Vegas sometime in the next year you can get a really amazing condo for cheap and I love their entertainment options. I am not big on gambling but I love their nightlife and live shows. New Orleans is a cool city to visit, would not want to live in the NO thou.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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I am thinking about moving to Vegas sometime in the next year you can get a really amazing condo for cheap and I love their entertainment options. I am not big on gambling but I love their nightlife and live shows. New Orleans is a cool city to visit, would not want to live in the NO thou.
Interestingly enough, thats exactly how I feel about Vegas. Not only would I not live there, I didn't enjoy my visit there much either...but different strokes

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Here until tomorrow. We got a rental car and have driven around quite a bit (we've been here for 4 days now) and have noticed the city's core is probably the most structurally dense in the South over a decent amount of area. Definitely the most "walkable major Southern city" in the region.
Be sure to leave the Quarter and check out Uptown before you leave. I recommend La Petite Grocery on Magazine Street for Dinner.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Interestingly enough, thats exactly how I feel about Vegas. Not only would I not live there, I didn't enjoy my visit there much either...but different strokes
Thats cool to each his/her own. Thats why they have a place in USA for everyone, we have 50 states and thousands of cities and everyone in America can find their niche.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:28 PM
 
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Except for the fact that there's areas of both cities that cater to hard partying tourists and you can drink 24/7 if you want and have a history of vice(and the fact that the Mafia had influence in both at different points)-there's few cities in the US more different in other ways.

-New Orleans founded and originally built up by French and Spanish Catholics and then a multitude of immigrants(Haitian exiles, Germans, Sicillians, Irish, Southern blacks), while Las Vegas was primarily built up by mostly Anglo Mormon settlers until more recently when the demographics started to resemble Southern California.

-If New Orleans is the city that holds onto it's past the most and promotes and preserves it the most(everything is old for the most part, you have restaurants and bars all over that go back over 100 to 150 years), Las Vegas is the newest feeling city in the US and basically preserves very little of it's past. The original casinos that made Vegas what is was are all gone now, the old Rat Pack-era stuff is mostly gone. In New Orleans even new stuff is built to resemble the past or something that was once there. In Vegas they're always looking to build newer and bigger stuff to the point where they will tear down something they just built 20 to 30 years ago.

-New Orleans has the most unique local culture of any US city--the culture of Las Vegas is basically a reflection of whatever is big in the mainstream America at any given point. New Orleans prides itself on it's regional specialties to the point that it defines the town--while Vegas is trying to give tourists replications of stuff that's from somewhere else.

-New Orleans is located in humid, sub-tropical climate built on a swamp surrounded by water in every direction--and too much water is basically the biggest issue of the city(hurricanes, floods, difficult to build)--while Las Vegas is in a bone dry desert where there's already issues with not having enough water.

The cities get mentioned together a lot but in some ways they're complete opposites.
Your knowledge of Las Vegas history is deficient. While Mormons have played a major role in the development of Las Vegas they have never been a majority of the population other than perhaps during the initial Mormon settlement which was completely withdrawn a couple of years later. Other than that the Mormons have never gotten to 10% of the population and have always been outnumbered by the Roman Catholics. They did play a major role in the development of the city splitting the role often played in other places by the Jews.

I would also note that Las Vegas exists because it had water. It has a lot more now and is actually the most natural city to draw off the Colorado.

I do agree that Las Vegas features new and shiny and adopts to the time while New Orleans appeal is to a continuum of that which was. There is room for both.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Be sure to leave the Quarter and check out Uptown before you leave. I recommend La Petite Grocery on Magazine Street for Dinner.
We'll definitely check out the grocery store and will get dinner on Magazine Street (probably will do that today in two hours or so). We've been enjoying a lot of the greenspace and parks in the city, especially the ones around the CBD, the trees are beautiful and have that swampy look to them that you'll only see in Gulf Coast cities like New Orleans and Houston.

We've been driving around the city, have been doing things all around. We are staying in CBD where our hotel is. From there it was a 25 minute walk to the World War II museum that we went to just yesterday. We've also gone to some of the plantations just south of the New Orleans area to see the architecture of the homes and visit animal petting farms and stuff. Also checked out the New Orleans Zoo, Audoban Park, Tulane University, and Loyola University across the street (went in to see what the campus would be like, it is nice) on Saint Charles Avenue. Saw some cool homes on the way there actually, one (gated) neighborhood named Beverley Hills with the extremely tall palm trees stuck out the most but lots of Southern style architecture.

I could live in New Orleans. Actually quite like the city. I could live in Las Vegas too, but only in certain concentrated areas, 95% of that city is a lookalike of a Bakersfield/Fresno and that isn't a compliment but still has lots of shows, things to do, places to go, things to see, areas to hike around in, really really great food, and such.

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