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Old 12-14-2018, 12:28 PM
 
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How about the Werehouse? https://www.wherehousearthotel.com/events

Or Monstercade?: https://www.facebook.com/monstercadebar




Here ya go: https://www.sawtooth.org/



Trade Street? You're proving your lack of knowledge. Its now Summer on Liberty, plus Downtown Jazz at Corpening Plaza. Sorry there aren't any drag shows.



That doesn't prove G'boro to is more diverse than W-S.

You really have blinders on.
Dude, that hotel is exclusive and not really a public art space. It's pretty cool, though. I might check it out, but it can't be more than a few years old. I used to be at Krankie's a lot a few years ago and it wasn't there.

The Monstercade is also fairly new. I worked at UNCSA 4 years ago. That demographic probably accounts for its existence and quite a bit of its traffic. It wasn't there 5 years ago.

I know about the Summers on Liberty. I have a buddy that's all about downtown events and used to work at Wake with me; she's plugged in. I'm not too much into jazz. I'm well aware that it exists at Corpening Plaza. But why not a African drum circle, Caribbean dance music, Latin music, or even a poetry slam at some of these bigger venues? I like rocakabilly, classic rock and folk but there's a huge variance in all of those genres and I don't feel like city hosted events really look too far beyond those types of music for whatever reason.

Winston's more conservative and hosts events that feel less inclusive than G'boro, in my opinion. That's all I'm saying. Greensboro isn't perfect and has exclusive spaces, too, but the vibe feels different. In some respects, the same racial and class stratifications exist there, also. But, there aren't as many tax-funded community spaces or parks in Winston that offer a variety of entertainment for everyone. That's the primary difference that I see between the two and that link provided data to show that Greensboro has a substantial visible international population in comparison to Winston. You see Cambodian crafts at events and Nigerian music at the park downtown. The international festival at Corpening Plaza is less than 5 years old, the one at UNCG is over 35 years old. If that doesn't speak to a larger international community, it certainly speaks to a certain level of cultural awareness that I honestly think Winston is just now discovering. The cities seem to have different mentalities in that regard. It depends on your interests. Winston is great for certain kinds of things, but for the things that I like to do, I see a wider variety of options in Greensboro. Different strokes for different folks. Nice chatting with you.
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Old 12-14-2018, 12:46 PM
 
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Dude, that hotel is exclusive and not really a public art space. It's pretty cool, though. I might check it out, but it can't be more than a few years old. I used to be at Krankie's a lot a few years ago and it wasn't there.

The Monstercade is also fairly new. I worked at UNCSA 4 years ago. That demographic probably accounts for its existence and quite a bit of its traffic. It wasn't there 5 years ago.

I know about the Summers on Liberty. I have a buddy that's all about downtown events and used to work at Wake with me; she's plugged in. I'm not too much into jazz. I'm well aware that it exists at Corpening Plaza. But why not a African drum circle, Caribbean dance music, Latin music, or even a poetry slam at some of these bigger venues? I like rocakabilly, classic rock and folk but there's a huge variance in all of those genres and I don't feel like city hosted events really look too far beyond those types of music for whatever reason.

Winston's more conservative and hosts events that feel less inclusive than G'boro, in my opinion. That's all I'm saying. Greensboro isn't perfect and has exclusive spaces, too, but the vibe feels different. In some respects, the same racial and class stratifications exist there, also. But, there aren't as many tax-funded community spaces or parks in Winston that offer a variety of entertainment for everyone. That's the primary difference that I see between the two and that link provided data to show that Greensboro has a substantial visible international population in comparison to Winston. You see Cambodian crafts at events and Nigerian music at the park downtown. The international festival at Corpening Plaza is less than 5 years old, the one at UNCG is over 35 years old. If that doesn't speak to a larger international community, it certainly speaks to a certain level of cultural awareness that I honestly think Winston is just now discovering. The cities seem to have different mentalities in that regard. It depends on your interests. Winston is great for certain kinds of things, but for the things that I like to do, I see a wider variety of options in Greensboro. Different strokes for different folks. Nice chatting with you.
I'm glad you at least admit your knowledge of W-S is out of date. Too bad you're not open minded enough to look at it again. Your loss!
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