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Old 04-22-2007, 09:45 PM
 
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What's up with the "haterade" for Las Vegas? I can understand that if you're not into gambling, it might not do much for you. However, for better or for worse, there's absolutely no other city like it in the world (whether you find it tacky or luxurious). At the very minimum, if a city is going to be considered "impressive", you need to be able to wake up in that place and know immediately that you're not in "Anytown, USA". I think Vegas is actually one of the few places in world, not just the U.S., that lives up to its hype. It's not supposed to be a place of restrained high culture. Instead, it's unabashedly all about crazy excess, and it does it better than anyone else. I'm not saying that I would want to live there, but in terms of getting away to strictly have some fun, Las Vegas is without any peers.
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Old 04-23-2007, 12:43 PM
 
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I feel, Indianapolis is far better than Charlotte. People are good and friendly, its a cheaper place and you have a good nightlife too. What else you want?
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:32 PM
 
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I feel, Indianapolis is far better than Charlotte. People are good and friendly, its a cheaper place and you have a good nightlife too. What else you want?
Culture, educational institutions, parks, indoor and outdoor entertainment facilities, good public transit, interesting neighborhoods, for a few...
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:48 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Nashville
Daytona
Orlando
Atlanta
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Old 04-30-2007, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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And actually I was all over SanFran looking for something to do. I don't doubt that San Fransisco is a great city, but it's not a great city for blacks; thus, it isn't everything it's made out to be when it comes to culture. If Houston is dull and uninspiring to anyone, then they either came to the city determined not to be happy or weren't correctly informed on where to go.
This is indeed interesting. I'm black myself and San Francisco is my favorite city. I lived all over the place from D.C. to L.A. and many places in-between. Now I live in Seattle. But SF is such a happening city to me. It's not about a great city for blacks but a great city for ALL people. For me its about beauty, ocean, SF bay, fantastic downtown, walkable, great public transportation, nightlife, weather, charm, great jazz town, great restaurants, architecture, wine country and so easy to get around without driving everywhere.

In all fairness I do travel to Houston quite often and I find it being a different vibe. A vibe I do like though driving is an absolute must. If I did live in Houston I would definately live INSIDE THE LOOP. Far more interesting, not so spreadout and the coolest neighborhoods.
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:00 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Honestly, I have to agree with indy and Columbus. They are not that big, not a whole lot to do, there's nothing about them that really distinguishes them apart from other cities...they just are not Cleveland, Cincinnati, St. Louis, or Chicago. They are not standout Midwestern cities. Nothing about them makes them special at least in my opinion. I've never been fond of Louisville either. I was pretty disappointed with it. Also, Tulsa and Oklahoma City are just not that impressive either. They are just cities....that's it. There is nothing about them that makes you go wow...this is incredible.
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Now in Oregon!
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I never said they were equal to the place they represent, I said a SAMPLE. It's cheaper to go to Las Vegas and get a taste for the city than to go to each individual city. And no they can't equal the REAL thing but it's fun nonetheless.
So are carnivals.
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:46 PM
 
Location: IN
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Default Plains cities

Other cities that are not impressive...
Salina, Kansas
Emporia, Kansas
Lexington, Nebraska
Sioux City, Iowa
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:12 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Having never been to Houston, it may be the same way, anyone care to fill me in the state of theater in Houston? is it just a big theater district for the sake of being big? or is anything interesting and innovative actually going on down there? because if so, I'd like to hear about it.
Houston has a lively independent arts scene, but like many of the more interesting aspects of this city, you won't hear about it from most Houstonians because they probably aren't aware of it. Check out fresharts.org and spacetaker.org for more on it. For theater, look for Infernal Bridegroom, Mildred's Umbrella, Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre, Nova Arts, Dos Chicas, and there are others.

Go to hottowncoolcity.org, too. It's a recently released documentary that aims to shed light on some of Houston's 'hidden gems,' many that are hidden even from native Houstonians.
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:39 PM
 
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