Thanks, I thought I was going to be the lone voice in poo-pooing Gas Lamp. It's still esthetically nice, but it is a tourist trap and loaded with bros. I also, much prefer North Park. Big fan of the Mike Hess Brewery, but it's only one of many really great spots.
As for a recommended touristy outing, I took a spin on the Stars and Stripes on a Sunday afternoon this spring and had a really good time.
I must be missing something; what's this aboot? I went to Canada for business last month and it was like any previous visit over the years; no hassle whatsoever.
And yet ppl still enjoy Crying Jordan for reasons I will never comprehend.
Music festival in Denton, TX this year called 35 Denton, one of the headliners had me scratching my head as I didn't know the name at all, which was Eliot Sumner. So I read the blurb in the festival guide and it turns out she's Sting's daughter, and I rolled my eyes upon learning this. But I stuck around and caught her performance and I actually enjoyed it. It wasn't mind-blowing, but the musicianship was solid. Not to mention, she sounds almost exactly like Sting; her voice, not so much the song composition.
Probably wears skinny jeans...
I've seen LA / Atlanta / DC traffic and the drivers in those messes; I'll take my chances with the robots.
Born & raised in Marietta, OH. Took a long ride on a nuclear sub after HS. I've lived all over the east, glad to finally be back in the Midwest in Madison.
Still visit Marietta a few times a year; parents are there. But I could never go back; too rural for my tastes. I love Madison, no plans to leave anytime soon, but I could live happily in Columbus.
Not a huge NBA guy, but have pulled for the Cavs and am happy to see they pulled it off. Congrats to the die-hards. I like to hit Cleveland once or twice a year. Haven't been yet in 2016, but that will change for UFC 203 as I'll be cheering on the local Heavyweight Champion.
You wouldn't believe the list of 12W forum topics. #15 will shock you...
I'm a Madison resident (as of Labor Day last year) and will be ready, willing, and able to dispense knowledge regarding the local environment for those who care to venture here. Last fall I sported my Buckeyes gear out and about and never heard anything more than a little good natured ribbing. That being said, I suspect an actual game environment in the opposing team colors may be met with a bit more hostility. Regardless, I'll dish on eats & drinks as the time approaches. I'm all for a big pre-game bash for intrepid fellow Buckeyes; I'll certainly be there.
As DJ mentioned, Madison is a great town. I'm also endorsing this as a preferred road trip. And that has nothing at all to do with wanting to surround myself with more Buckeyes to feel more secure on game day; nothing at all...
It never fails that whenever I'm in Portland, OR for a college football Saturday, the Buckeyes' kickoff is noon EST, which means I'm at the bar to watch the game ~8:30am local. It's certainly a fun way to start the day, but it sure makes it difficult to last long into the night with even a modicum of coherence. Kudos to Portland for having the best game-day experience I've enjoyed outside of attending the actual game. New Orleans would be a close second.
Yeah, it's a damn shame that the crowd is rarely boisterous anymore. Maybe we can start buying the blue-hairs beers at the games to get them rowdier? Or at least they may pass out drunk and thereby they won't be telling us to sit down...