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Old 03-28-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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Prada Marfa (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cookephoto/3387965026/ - broken link) by Cooke Photo (http://www.flickr.com/people/cookephoto/ - broken link), on Flickr


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Yeah I've heard of that weird, random, stand-alone Prada store in the middle of nowhere Marfa Texas. I think many people have also heard of the Marfa Lights.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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In Ohio, it's Yellow Springs or Athens.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Boston
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For Kentucky it has to be Berea. It's a weird mix of ultra liberal hippies and born again rednecks.

For Tennessee, East Nashville if it was its own city.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico what?
I was going to praise the overlooked virtues of Las Vegas, New Mexico. But rather than doing that I'm going to highlight the one fact I'm sure we agree on which is that Santa Fe is overrated as "The City Different". That may have been true 30 years ago when I lived there as a child but today Santa Fe is no different than any other so called 'eclectic' city. Well, I guess if one considers Boulder 'eclectic' then SF is too but count me out.

One city that I think gets overlooked in these discussions is Nashville. Yes, it has a southern conservative gloss but there is a real heart to that city. It's this odd mix of Communism and pig-calling.

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For Tennessee, East Nashville if it was its own city.
Beat me by two minutes :-)
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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I think in Massachusetts it has to be Provincetown, right? I mean, with all due respect to Northampton, how can anything in MA be more out there than this (turn the volume down if you have any taste in music):


Provincetown 2009 - YouTube

And for what it's worth, Provincetown is fun regardless of your sexual orientation. That video just so happens to emphasize one over the other.

It's a haven for gays, lesbians, and transgenders. It's also a major family tourism hot spot as well as a major commercial fishing center and a large Portuguese heritage. Oh. It's also historic in that it's the first place the Pilgrims landed.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I was going to praise the overlooked virtues of Las Vegas, New Mexico. But rather than doing that I'm going to highlight the one fact I'm sure we agree on which is that Santa Fe is overrated as "The City Different". That may have been true 30 years ago when I lived there as a child but today Santa Fe is no different than any other so called 'eclectic' city. Well, I guess if one considers Boulder 'eclectic' then SF is too but count me out.
LOL, I'm moving to Santa Fe in a couple weeks. In my eyes the city LOOKS very different than well... most anywhere. Sure it has the faux adobe look, but still from this New Englander's eyes its still quite orginal and unique. And there is no denying the artistry and selection of art galleries makes it a standout and a leading destination for art in the US. Though from a NM native point of view I can totally understand what your saying, with all the money, yuppies, and transplants having showed up in recent decades I imagine it may have been cooler back in the day.

I can see by comparison Truth or Consequences being a bit quirkier and laid back. Tell us about Las Vegas, New Mexico, that I'm interested in hearing about.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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For GA, easily Savannah, you can walk in public with a cocktail. Athens and Atlanta as well.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:44 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I think in Massachusetts it has to be Provincetown, right? I mean, with all due respect to Northampton, how can anything in MA be more out there than this (turn the volume down if you have any taste in music):

And for what it's worth, Provincetown is fun regardless of your sexual orientation. That video just so happens to emphasize one over the other.

It's a haven for gays, lesbians, and transgenders. It's also a major family tourism hot spot as well as a major commercial fishing center and a large Portuguese heritage. Oh. It's also historic in that it's the first place the Pilgrims landed.
The Carnivals are always fun in Provincetown, they have a different theme every year. I don't think the unconventional weird factor gets any more out there in the Northeast than Provincetown. 2010 was jungle fantasies, 2011 was musical divas, 2012 will be space odyssey.


2010 Provincetown Carnival: Jungle Fantasy - YouTube

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Old 03-28-2012, 03:45 PM
 
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Tell us about Las Vegas, New Mexico, that I'm interested in hearing about.
Las Vegas, NM

There is an entire 40 page thread here on the forums that you can read to your hearts content.

Las Vegas, New Mexico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Is the Wiki article which gives the gist of it.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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Las Vegas, NM

There is an entire 40 page thread here on the forums that you can read to your hearts content.

Las Vegas, New Mexico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Is the Wiki article which gives the gist of it.
I just read the OP's name on that LV thread as "poopyfish" and had to do a double-take. I chuckled
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