Rolling Stone article:Perry Farrell on Being an Uncool Dad

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#21 Post by Hype » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:09 am

Why do you hate it?

I thought I would hate it, but it was a pretty good experience. :noclue:

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#22 Post by creep » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:06 am

The first time it's fun to see all the hotels but after that Vegas does nothing for me at all. I've retired from gambling, drugs and partying all night so it bores the shit out of me. :oldtimer:

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#23 Post by SR » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:05 am

The gauche opulence and servitude to money. My x rated Disneyland days are over and when they weren't, I felt much more at home in LA or NY.

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#24 Post by Pandemonium » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:27 am

Vegas still has it's pros and cons for me even though I don't gamble to any degree anymore. The reason I still go once every couple years is mostly for the Consumer Electronics Convention and the oddball music and curio stores off the strip.

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#25 Post by Hype » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:08 pm

I can see how just being there for the partying and the gambling would get old fast. I think what was most surprising to me is both how much there was to do both in the city and near it that wasn't those things, and how easy it was to not do those things even though it was everywhere.

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#26 Post by kv » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:03 pm

Around 30 I began to hate hangovers, bookie's, racetracks, Vegas, cocaine, bar crawls, keggers, block parties, benders and so on :hehe:

Until then Vegas was great...but being old I liked older Vegas where down town was run down and seedy...and stuff was sooo cheap...and it was more the adult playground than Disneyland for the whole family
...pretty much like old LA and Hollywood vs now

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#27 Post by Hype » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:20 pm

kv wrote:Around 30 I began to hate hangovers, bookie's, racetracks, Vegas, cocaine, bar crawls, keggers, block parties, benders and so on :hehe:

Until then Vegas was great...but being old I liked older Vegas where down town was run down and seedy...and stuff was sooo cheap...and it was more the adult playground than Disneyland for the whole family
...pretty much like old LA and Hollywood vs now
Does that mean you do like it as an old person? Or you don't? ... Never mind. I re-read it... I get it now.

I admit, despite being over 30, I kind of enjoyed the little of Fremont St.'s insanity that I bothered with. But I wasn't indulging in the illicit stuff, just booze, and I guess I didn't feel the pressure to spend money beyond what I wanted to.

Besides the desert itself, I think I just had a blast drinking micheladas in the street/shops (something we can't do in Canada) and finding decent (price and quality) off-strip food. I guess because I wasn't gambling or getting wasted/partying it was affordable. :noclue:

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#28 Post by SR » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:52 am

If you like taking the cup to the streets, I highly recommend New Orleans in the Quarter. The town bursts with charm, the people are gracious and welcoming, the music is eclectic and excellent, and the food is sublime.....24/7 town with rich history and unafraid of decadence of all sorts without boasting or shiny things. For me, it runs a close 2nd to NY. :cool:

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#29 Post by bman » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:14 am

My first and only time in Vegas was for two of the Nothing's Shocking shows a few years back. I loved getting out to the red rocks area. Gorgeous, quiet. Perfect. Vegas itself is not my cup of tea. Gambling for a bit is ok but without the Janes shows I would have hated the strip.

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#30 Post by Juana » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:22 pm

SR wrote:If you like taking the cup to the streets, I highly recommend New Orleans in the Quarter. The town bursts with charm, the people are gracious and welcoming, the music is eclectic and excellent, and the food is sublime.....24/7 town with rich history and unafraid of decadence of all sorts without boasting or shiny things. For me, it runs a close 2nd to NY. :cool:
NOLA is where it's at. Shit now I want to go to Jackson Square this weekend.

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#31 Post by Hype » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:40 pm

I'm sure New Orleans is an amazing place for many reasons, but it doesn't have the desert. I'd prefer less culture AND less humidity to maximal culture and maximal humidity. :lol:

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#32 Post by SR » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:38 am

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#33 Post by Six7Six7 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:57 pm

SR wrote:If you like taking the cup to the streets, I highly recommend New Orleans in the Quarter. The town bursts with charm, the people are gracious and welcoming, the music is eclectic and excellent, and the food is sublime.....24/7 town with rich history and unafraid of decadence of all sorts without boasting or shiny things. For me, it runs a close 2nd to NY. :cool:
I feel the exact opposite about New Orleans.

I found it filthy, run down, annoying with all the idiots banging plastic buckets or playing 700 different kinds of music in the streets, and couldn't wait to leave.

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#34 Post by Six7Six7 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:57 pm

Hype wrote:I'm sure New Orleans is an amazing place for many reasons, but it doesn't have the desert. I'd prefer less culture AND less humidity to maximal culture and maximal humidity. :lol:
New Orleans gives you swamp ass, but all over your whole body.

The humidity level is gross.

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#35 Post by SR » Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:23 am

Six7Six7 wrote:
SR wrote:If you like taking the cup to the streets, I highly recommend New Orleans in the Quarter. The town bursts with charm, the people are gracious and welcoming, the music is eclectic and excellent, and the food is sublime.....24/7 town with rich history and unafraid of decadence of all sorts without boasting or shiny things. For me, it runs a close 2nd to NY. :cool:
I feel the exact opposite about New Orleans.

I found it filthy, run down, annoying with all the idiots banging plastic buckets or playing 700 different kinds of music in the streets, and couldn't wait to leave.
NYC and Boston suffer the same problem in summer too. The deep south is humid, but it is manageble in certain seasons...even pleasant. I spent far too much time in Miami (far south of the deep south) and among the many things I despised was the humidity. As for the rest, dunno..... :lol:

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#36 Post by kevin » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:44 am

I’ve lived in Houston my entire 36 years. Housing is not affordable anymore. The city is overcrowded. There is definitely a cultural divide with people not abiding by basic American courtesies. Such as slow vehicles should not be in far left lane of freeway or turning left at an intersection onto a side street that doesn’t have a red light. Aggressive drivers. Ignorant drivers. Racist miniorities coming from traditional, close minded cultures. I got hit on my motorcycle by a woman who didn’t speak English and ran a stop sign. Then you have the weather. 99% humidity with temps 100 degrees all summer and low to high 90s 9 months out of the year. Flooding, roaches, rats, alligators, possoms, bats, and snakes. Mosquitos that carry West Nile and Zika. Obese short people everywhere. Alcoholics everywhere. Shitty attitudes abound. High crime rates.
My grandparents both recently passed and they raised me. My mom is a whore and father alcoholic. Crazy thing is how deep my roots run here. Schools, streets, living farm, and parks named after direct descendants in Spring area. Charter members of oldest Lutheran church and family about to sell original farm for millions. But I’m out of here. Fuck Houston. I have job lined up in northern Colorado. Will begin later this month. Texas is a worthless place to visit. I will put Louisiana right there also.

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#37 Post by clickie » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:50 pm

I'm not gonna lie, Houston has stood out to me as the worst place to live in the U.S. for the past 15 years or so ever since I really started to pay attention to these type of things.

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#38 Post by Six7Six7 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:43 am

Anyone talking about the worst place to be in America, and doesn't mention Northeast Ohio, clearly does not understand what terrible living truly is.

Northeast Ohio has the 10 month rain/snow of seattle, but is a dead steel city like Detroit that everyone left. But they don't even having winning sports teams to lift the mood. They lose, and lose, over and over again. The musical landscape is stuck in the mid-90s when Nu-Metal became a thing and the band Mushroomhead is now the city's pride and glory. Literally every local band still plays 7 string guitars and many wear masks, hoping to get noticed and go on tour with the one band who "made it". Radio stations that aren't sports talk don't last. There are no good bars, no good restaurants, and if you go downtown after 5pm most of it is closed because there are 6 buildings and 5 of them are banks.

Houston is amazing in comparison.

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#39 Post by clickie » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:56 am

That sounds like heaven on earth compared to the time I've spent in Houston. Houston briefly turned me into a violent cynical monster. Someone who treats all human beings as prey, doesn't trust anyone and behaves accordingly to their law of nature. Also the temperature is unbearably humid which turns the place into an absolute hell.
Stay there long enough and you end up just like them.

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#40 Post by SR » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:28 am

So, Phoenix and Florida are the answers

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