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Old 11-18-2008, 01:54 PM
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Ive been down in Bloomington for a few months and have yet to find the soical spot in this town. I find people to be very reserved here and not all that friendly to newcomers.... any ideas welcome... .thanks
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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go to peoria...
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:04 PM
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any real ideas on how to meet people in this town
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Bloomington is: Old town; Old money; Ultra conservative; Republican; Farming community

Real ideas to meet people: Church; School; Work; Volunteer; A.A,.

Go to Normal or Peoria.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:49 PM
 
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Bloomington is: Old town; Old money; Ultra conservative; Republican; Farming community

Real ideas to meet people: Church; School; Work; Volunteer; A.A,.

Go to Normal or Peoria.
I don't know. I'd say Bloomington proper is part college town, part state farm yuppie town and part bluer collar/poorer neighborhoods. Just depends where you are. The farming element really isn't evident in the city. Yes, it is Republican, as is all of Central Illinois save certain pockets in the inner cities.

Normal is very more a college town and the social scene largely revolves around various drinking establishments and an avalanche of restaurants.
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Ahhh. . . Bloomington Normal, one of my favorite topics. Well, if you are on "liberal" side, try the Unitarian Church, Downtown Normal, Babbitt's Books, Normal Theatre. Lots of good stuff going on at both Universities, Lucca's bar and grill in Downtown Bloomington is a long time favorite of those who have been around for a long time. . . . Check out the Pantagraph for stuff going on in the community. . . I never lack for "things to do" in Bloomington/Normal. . . quite the opposite!
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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You did not give an idea of your age or interests. That may help others offer suggestions. You say you have lived in Bloomers for a few months. Perhaps you already know this, but typically one must live in a new area for a minimum of 6 months before you begin to feel at home. That includes ferriting out social places that suit you and making friends. I lived in Bloomington-Normal for 13 years and loved it. Like all places, there will be things you dislike. But, keep an open mind and positive outlook and you will find what you are looking for. Good luck and best wished.
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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I've been here for almost 5 years (4 of them school) and it comes and goes depending on what im into at the time. I wish there was a go-kart track (better than gradys) or a drag strip (not mitsubishi pkwy). I find there's a lot to do if you have spare cash, there are all kinds of ways to waste money in B/N. There are plenty of sporting events, and peoria is a quick drive away for some real spectator events like monster trucks and that. What i really liked most for the past 5 years was the society of student anthropologists. as that is no longer an option for me i have turned to motorsports, and aside from the tuner scene around here, thers not much for that either. Oh well. I have a telescope and funks grove is 10 minutes away. Also if anyone knows a plumber, i have some empty pipes that need filling.
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