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Old 01-30-2012, 02:01 AM
Location: Denver
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Originally Posted by Neworleansisprettygood View Post
Just wait for a 40-year-old man to call you "sir". That'll really freak you out.
Happens all the time but not because I look old. I'm sure it's not the eyebrow piercing either.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:10 PM
Location: Da Parish
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Originally Posted by Neworleansisprettygood View Post
There's something sad, to me, that, as you said, it's just become loud frat-boy territory. 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.

THIS! We have MTV & GGW to thank for the present stupidity that takes place on Bourbon. Gone are the days of beautifully costumed stripers, who made stripping an art. Today we are given some hottie dangling from a pole with dollars dangling from that neon pink g-string. Gone are the days when playing music on Bourbon meant something. Today it's cover bands catering to generic tourist tastes.

We have allowed tourism to change the FQ culture. What once was a neighborhood is now peppered with condos marketed to part-time residents from out of state. I cringe on Mardi Gras when I see the frat boy party on Bourbon and pray it doesn't move over to the local areas of the Quarter where people know how to celebrate with finesse.

No, the Quarter was never G-rated, but the New Orleans brand of lewd always had class, and what is going on now is no where near what I remember it to be. The frat boy tourists have taken over and the zealots came pouring in to save their souls. I doubt this ordinance is going to have any staying power because that freedom of speech thing, but it shows us that someone somewhere understands that we are sick of having our holidays turn into some political/religious street debate by people who don't get us or our ways.
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