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Old 11-12-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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I just love what Austin does. Can't explain it.

You know I don't know if the two have that much in common. If someone could enlighten me on the similarities, because I never really got the comparison other than both have universities and are capitals. You could say the same for Columbus, Ohio. I just think the cities are pretty different.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:23 PM
 
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Austin is one of the best cities in America. Truly a diamond. Any place that had Captain Quackenbush's Intergalactic can't be all bad. (now Quack's)
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:23 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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I beg to differ.

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I didn't say that no artists come from Raleigh. But the city in general isn't known for having an artsy vibe.
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:57 AM
 
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I like the vibe I get when I see her in that blouse. I get a tingle running up my leg.
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Austin is one of the best cities in America. Truly a diamond. Any place that had Captain Quackenbush's Intergalactic can't be all bad. (now Quack's)
Yes!!! Go Quack's! There's all kinds of cool places like that in Austin. There is really no need to ever go to Starbucks or Olive Garden in that town. I'm not sure why do in that town.
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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I didn't say that no artists come from Raleigh. But the city in general isn't known for having an artsy vibe.
Aren't we talking about the whole Raleigh area? I usually assume that is the case unless it's stated otherwise.

Chapel Hill is very well known for it's music scene and "artsy vibe".
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I think it's a gross over-misconception to say that Raleigh/Triangle area doesn't have an art vibe/scene. First of all, it's true that one has to consider the entire Triangle when talking about any part of the Triangle because, frankly, people in the Triangle live their lives among the cities. They are all on top of each other and any amenity in one is enjoyed by all. In addition to what 3 major universities afford the area, the Triangle has all the usual suspects in terms of arts to be found in University towns and the state capital. This includes art museums, performing arts centers (both in Raleigh and Durham), NC symphony, the ballet & opera, local theater and festivals that include the American Dance Festival in Durham, Artsplosure in Raleigh, First Friday ArtWalks in DT Raleigh monthly as well as live music venues in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, etc.
Will it be the same as Austin? No. But, why should one city be the same as another? And, if it were, why move in the first place? That all said, the first time I went to Austin in the early 90s, my impression was that it felt like the Triangle in a lot of ways. I guess it's the combination of having a technology town that is both the state capital and home to a major university that made me make the immediate comparison of familiarity in my mind.
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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I think it's a gross over-misconception to say that Raleigh/Triangle area doesn't have an art vibe/scene. First of all, it's true that one has to consider the entire Triangle when talking about any part of the Triangle because, frankly, people in the Triangle live their lives among the cities. They are all on top of each other and any amenity in one is enjoyed by all. In addition to what 3 major universities afford the area, the Triangle has all the usual suspects in terms of arts to be found in University towns and the state capital. This includes art museums, performing arts centers (both in Raleigh and Durham), NC symphony, the ballet & opera, local theater and festivals that include the American Dance Festival in Durham, Artsplosure in Raleigh, First Friday ArtWalks in DT Raleigh monthly as well as live music venues in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, etc.
Will it be the same as Austin? No. But, why should one city be the same as another? And, if it were, why move in the first place? That all said, the first time I went to Austin in the early 90s, my impression was that it felt like the Triangle in a lot of ways. I guess it's the combination of having a technology town that is both the state capital and home to a major university that made me make the immediate comparison of familiarity in my mind.
Good post...Raleigh does have a nice collection of museums that one might expect to find in a state capital. Chapel Hill's live music scene probably doesn't compare to Austin's (never been to Austin, but I've heard all about it), but it compares better to the scene in Athens.

I would expect any city with a major university to have an "artsy vibe" due to the university's presence...and Raleigh has 3 of them.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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Aren't we talking about the whole Raleigh area? I usually assume that is the case unless it's stated otherwise.
The OP didn't make that clear. I was talking about the city itself.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:16 PM
 
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The OP didn't make that clear. I was talking about the city itself.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I assume when you mentioned biotech in Raleigh that you were referring to RTP - wouldn't that be including the entire Triangle? I also assume when you mentioned IT in Austin that you were including Roundrock?

Anyway, my point is...Raleigh has a thriving live music scene in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area, though not as famous or as large as Austin's.
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