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Old 04-03-2018, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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Old 04-03-2018, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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No I wouldn't say Cleveland is obsessed with their image. Defensive maybe, obsessive no.
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Old 04-03-2018, 04:46 PM
 
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Dallas and Philly are the two I think of.
I don't think either city is at this point. Not the 80's anymore.
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Old 04-03-2018, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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in what way?
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:14 PM
 
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I think you are bringing up old ideals of how Seattle, LA, and Vegas consider themselves. Yeah, perhaps from 20 years ago! Today, Seattle is not about grunge, LA understands it is not the center of show business, and Vegas has completely reinvented the "sin city" theme.

Seattle is a now a tech/international city, LA is a multicultural center, and Vegas has become a party/event city.

But 1998 still lives in most of us I guess!
Yep. Sometimes more like 1988 -- stereotypes of Big Oil, Big Hair, shopping at indoor malls.
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:27 PM
 
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Of course , I don't live in a movie and I know people don't go around panicking about what residents of other cities think about their city.
What I mewnt is like how Seattle for instance is obsessed with being that cool Nirvana, grunge town.
Or how LA is obsessed with being the show business capital of the world or how Las Vegas is obsessed with being "Sin City".
Seattle residents are not obsessed with being that "cool Nirvana, grunge town". For starters, Aberdeen (where Nirvana formed) is a 2-hour drive from Seattle in a depressed, rural backwoods part of Washington State that has very little in common with Seattle. Virtually nobody who lives in Seattle thinks about or talks about the city in that way - if anything, what you're describing is an outdated national perception.
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:38 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Both cities to me seem comfortable in their own skin, same with LA, SF and a few others.
They seem to want to be everything to everybody.
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:48 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Cities with high violent crime rates tend to be obsessed/defensive/worried about their images on the national stage—places like Baltimore, Detroit, Newark. Probably some smaller cities like this too. IMO they’re upset about the image they project cause they know there is much more to their cities than just murder and mayhem.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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They seem to want to be everything to everybody.
I disagree.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:05 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Cities with high violent crime rates tend to be obsessed/defensive/worried about their images on the national stage—places like Baltimore, Detroit, Newark. Probably some smaller cities like this too. IMO they’re upset about the image they project cause they know there is much more to their cities than just murder and mayhem.
There is some truth to that.

However, I think that people from the cities you listed get defensive because their city is making strides in the right direction, but perception doesn't change nearly as fast as reality. That was my case with Baltimore until that Freddie Gray even set us back 10 years. The subsequential uptick in homicide can't be defended, so I say to hell with it.

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