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Old 01-16-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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west, you see my post?
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX.
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Well, seems like we have the Final 4 every other year, Also with the Spurs being in so many NBA Championships that has been here many times in the last few years. Fiesta always draws a huge crowd each year, at least 250 - 350K on some nights. Celebrate San Antonio each year pulls around a 1/4 million to downtown (largest NYE celebration in Texas). Other than that there are constantly major domestic, and international conventions going on in downtown since San Antonio is known for being a major convention city.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Houston
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west, you see my post?
I sure did! I would have killed for one of those tickets!
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky baby!
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:22 PM
 
Location: O'Hare International Airport
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An easy tie between the Pope's visit for World Youth Day in 1993 and John Elway's magical flip at the five leading the Broncos to their first Super Bowl victory in 1998. The Pope launched the city as an international destination and cornerstone of Catholicism in the American west and Elway launched himself and the city to a lifetime's worth of pride. I'm still glowing from that game!

Denver might try for the 2018 Winter Olymmpics, though, and that would probably be absolutely off the chain.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:27 PM
 
Location: O'Hare International Airport
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Denver had the DNC this summer.
In terms of meaningfulness to the entire city, I think most people were pretty blah about the convention. It was great for tourism, I suppose. And it was cool to be so important for a week. But how many Coloradans really, really cared the same way they did when the Broncos won the Super Bowl in '98 or when the new airport opened or when the Rockies came to town in '93? In terms of broad appreal, the DNC was predictably meaningless except for the politicians *coughmarkudallcough* that benefited from it.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:40 PM
 
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I sure did! I would have killed for one of those tickets!
Haha try two--I went with my dad
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Haha try two--I went with my dad
That's so cool!

Did you live in Houston at the time or did you come down for the game?
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:56 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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In terms of meaningfulness to the entire city, I think most people were pretty blah about the convention. It was great for tourism, I suppose. And it was cool to be so important for a week. But how many Coloradans really, really cared the same way they did when the Broncos won the Super Bowl in '98 or when the new airport opened or when the Rockies came to town in '93? In terms of broad appreal, the DNC was predictably meaningless except for the politicians *coughmarkudallcough* that benefited from it.
Depends on your interests, I guess. I'm a transplant, have never been a big Broncos fan (though that has changed somewhat in recent years) and probably will never be a big Rockies fan. The DNC did get more nationwide attention than the Rockies or probably even John Elway, though I agree it was cool, way cool.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:57 PM
 
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That's so cool!

Did you live in Houston at the time or did you come down for the game?
Nope. Just came down for the festivities and the game.
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