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Old 01-29-2012, 10:57 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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But hasn't Bourbon Street gotten obnoxiously "louder" in the last couple of years or so from bars letting their loud music spill into the street, consequentially competing with each other? This is what I read in your Offbeat magazine a few months ago. Seems to be creating a domino effect, encouraging everyone else to get louder and bolder.

It isn't that pleasant on Bourbon anymore. I used to find it fun but when we were there in April I found the whole street sleezier and terribly loud (and we can handle loud). We found it ironic that bead-whores were "banned" yet there were more sex joints. It just wasn't fun like it used to be.
Full confession here, and I don't care what gender reads it: when I was a little 16-year-old perv, my friends and I, if we were bored on the weekend, would drive down to the Quarter just for the "sights".

It's not like that anymore. At this point I pretty much don't believe that teenagers should even be allowed to drive, little maggots that they are, but damn, was Bourbon a fun place up until maybe 10 years ago. There's something sad, to me, that, as you said, it's just become loud frat-boy territory.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Full confession here, and I don't care what gender reads it: when I was a little 16-year-old perv, my friends and I, if we were bored on the weekend, would drive down to the Quarter just for the "sights".

It's not like that anymore. At this point I pretty much don't believe that teenagers should even be allowed to drive, little maggots that they are, but damn, was Bourbon a fun place up until maybe 10 years ago. There's something sad, to me, that, as you said, it's just become loud frat-boy territory.
At 16 you could do more than just look..
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:08 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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At 16 you could do more than just look..
And damned if I didn't try
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:13 PM
 
Location: southern california
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if i ever knew an area that needed some light its 2012 french quarter.
its gettin pretty dark there folks.
signed
a former New Orleans resident
btw it used to be a great place for food and great music, what happened?
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:16 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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if i ever knew an area that needed some light its 2012 french quarter.
its gettin pretty dark there folks.
signed
a former New Orleans resident
btw it used to be a great place for food and great music, what happened?
Honestly, and not to sound like a complete tool, but I think Girls Gone Wild and cell-phone cameras destroyed the innocence of the place. When it no longer became a place where good girls could be bad for a few nights without showing up on their brother's computer, it took on a whole new level of systematic commercialism. The Quarter, to me, just isn't what it used to be in so many ways.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Other than Bourbon, I find the Quarter still a great place.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:27 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Other than Bourbon, I find the Quarter still a great place.
Yeah, it's probably more Golden Days syndrome on my part than anything else, I just don't remember the Quarter, when I was growing up, being so full of gutter punks who would curse you out if you didn't give them a dollar, hookers who would call you a (three-letter-word) if you didn't want to talk to them blah blah blah... how am I only 28 but feel so old?
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Yeah, it's probably more Golden Days syndrome on my part than anything else, I just don't remember the Quarter, when I was growing up, being so full of gutter punks who would curse you out if you didn't give them a dollar, hookers who would call you a (three-letter-word) if you didn't want to talk to them blah blah blah... how am I only 28 but feel so old?
You're older than me and sometimes I feel old.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:42 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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You're older than me and sometimes I feel old.
Just wait for a 40-year-old man to call you "sir". That'll really freak you out.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Other than Bourbon, I find the Quarter still a great place.
Me, too.

And, actually, there are still things on Bourbon to draw me there. I still go to the Funky Pirate to see Big Al, and Mayfield's Playhouse provides a little needed class. And there's that place on a corner that plays traditional jazz (can't think of the name of the place).

One of my favorite restaurants is just off Bourbon ~ Oceana.
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