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Old 04-23-2007, 08:23 AM
 
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South Florida!! Especially Miami and its richer suburbs, and the wealty Palm Beach suburbs of Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, and Boca Raton!
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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Not Denver thats for sure.

And I like it that way!
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Old 04-23-2007, 12:12 PM
 
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As far as the city itself (as opposed to the individual citizens), I'd have to say Minneapolis. Our business leaders and politicians are forever trying to promote that MSP is not just "fly-over land". It is crucial that we have four professional sports teams, an outdoor baseball stadium, light rail transit, the 2008 Republican National Convention, more theaters than anywhere but NYC, etc., etc. not because these things are intrinsically good in and of themselves, but because it proves to our rivals Seattle, Denver, Dallas, San Diego, Portland, et al (who probably don't even know they are in a competition with us) that we are better than they!
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Old 04-23-2007, 12:25 PM
 
Location: on an island
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Not Denver thats for sure.

And I like it that way!
Certainly not, where people show up at a nice restaurant wearing jogging pants or backwards baseball caps .
However, Denver's movers and shakers have, for years, been concerned with its "Cowtown" image. Now they have Coors Field and Invesco Field and Dick's Sporting Goods Complex. The corporate sponsorship is complete, and the Democratic Convention is on its way.
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:21 PM
 
Location: In God
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As far as the city itself (as opposed to the individual citizens), I'd have to say Minneapolis. Our business leaders and politicians are forever trying to promote that MSP is not just "fly-over land". It is crucial that we have four professional sports teams, an outdoor baseball stadium, light rail transit, the 2008 Republican National Convention, more theaters than anywhere but NYC, etc., etc. not because these things are intrinsically good in and of themselves, but because it proves to our rivals Seattle, Denver, Dallas, San Diego, Portland, et al (who probably don't even know they are in a competition with us) that we are better than they!
Minneapolis is not second to New York in theaters.
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:28 PM
 
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Minneapolis is not second to New York in theaters.
You're not saying Minneapolis is #1 are you? So who made you a Twin Cities business leader or politician?

OK, tell us then, which city is #2, mpope.
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:32 PM
 
Location: In God
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You're not saying Minneapolis is #1 are you? So who made you a Twin Cities business leader or politician?

OK, tell us then, which city is #2, mpope.
Well I guess I should've asked what type of theaters you were talking about before I said anything, but I assume you're talking about stage theaters. Would I be right?
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:50 PM
 
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Well I guess I should've asked what type of theaters you were talking about before I said anything, but I assume you're talking about stage theaters. Would I be right?
Yes. A factoid frequently bandied about by Mpls boosters is that we have more performance theaters than anywhere but NY. Not sure if they mean absolute, or per capita, and not sure if they are counting college stages (We have 8 4-year univeristies and colleges here). Also not sure of the veracity, it's just part of the spin we hear so often about how we have to stay competitive with our rival cities!
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Old 04-23-2007, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Utopia
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Dallas! When the pretentious attitudes are considered simply "Dallatude," well, folks...we have a problem here.
Houston is like Chicago, really, which I don't find pretentious at all. But Dallas...they think their s__t doesn't stink, but their farts give them away!
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Old 04-23-2007, 05:45 PM
 
Location: In God
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Yes. A factoid frequently bandied about by Mpls boosters is that we have more performance theaters than anywhere but NY. Not sure if they mean absolute, or per capita, and not sure if they are counting college stages (We have 8 4-year univeristies and colleges here). Also not sure of the veracity, it's just part of the spin we hear so often about how we have to stay competitive with our rival cities!
Per capita, I checked, but ummm I gotta say that Houston has the most theater seats anywhere...second only to New York lol
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