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Michigan Planner

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We were in a work group meeting yesterday and a woman in our group mentioned she was going to a concert that evening. SOmebody asked who she was going to see and she said, The Decemberists and most of the folks in our group just smiled and nodded because at 45, I'm one of the youngest, besides the woman going to the concert and another woman in the group. Somebody else piped up with, "Yeah, none of us know who that is" and I replied that I had seemed them just a few years earlier at the same theatre.

I got back to my desk where I've got a stack of old ticket stubs and actually found the one from that concert but I was off in my estimate by about a doze years. I took a photo and sent it to the work group to prove that I used to be cool. And then she replied by simply saying, "I was in the 4th grade."

Ouch!

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We were in a work group meeting yesterday and a woman in our group mentioned she was going to a concert that evening. SOmebody asked who she was going to see and she said, The Decemberists and most of the folks in our group just smiled and nodded because at 45, I'm one of the youngest, besides the woman going to the concert and another woman in the group. Somebody else piped up with, "Yeah, none of us know who that is" and I replied that I had seemed them just a few years earlier at the same theatre.

I got back to my desk where I've got a stack of old ticket stubs and actually found the one from that concert but I was off in my estimate by about a doze years. I took a photo and sent it to the work group to prove that I used to be cool. And then she replied by simply saying, "I was in the 4th grade."

Ouch!

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$12 for a ticket? That's less than Ticketmaster fees today.
 

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We were in a work group meeting yesterday and a woman in our group mentioned she was going to a concert that evening. SOmebody asked who she was going to see and she said, The Decemberists and most of the folks in our group just smiled and nodded because at 45, I'm one of the youngest, besides the woman going to the concert and another woman in the group. Somebody else piped up with, "Yeah, none of us know who that is" and I replied that I had seemed them just a few years earlier at the same theatre.

I got back to my desk where I've got a stack of old ticket stubs and actually found the one from that concert but I was off in my estimate by about a doze years. I took a photo and sent it to the work group to prove that I used to be cool. And then she replied by simply saying, "I was in the 4th grade."

Ouch!

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I retired 3 months after that. On ticket prices I was hitchhiking to San Francisco one day and had to listened to the guy who picked me up ranting about what a capitalist pig Bill Graham was for raising Winterland tickets to $3 for Led Zeppelin
 

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We were in a work group meeting yesterday and a woman in our group mentioned she was going to a concert that evening. SOmebody asked who she was going to see and she said, The Decemberists and most of the folks in our group just smiled and nodded because at 45, I'm one of the youngest, besides the woman going to the concert and another woman in the group. Somebody else piped up with, "Yeah, none of us know who that is" and I replied that I had seemed them just a few years earlier at the same theatre.

I got back to my desk where I've got a stack of old ticket stubs and actually found the one from that concert but I was off in my estimate by about a doze years. I took a photo and sent it to the work group to prove that I used to be cool. And then she replied by simply saying, "I was in the 4th grade."

Ouch!

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I remember seeing Rush for $12...
 

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Austin is the one city on that list that I really like. I'm surprised it didn't get knocked down lower for high cost of living.
I recently spent a week out there (primarily in East Austin) and was extremely disappointed.

I think my view is probably similar to the view of people who visit SF and have a skewed view of what it's like to live here. From what I could tell, Austin is an urban planning nightmare with pernicious lack of zoning. It felt like a ramshackle town in a foreign country. There were residential blocks with random shanty coffee shops or food truck parks. It smelled like garbage and tire fires. I ran into more homeless people in a week than I do in months in SF. The weather was terrible (mid April and it was already too hot and humid). We have good friends in Austin who can't bear it so they decamp for the entire summer and their answer is that they love living in Austin but they live about 30 minutes outside Austin and rarely go into the "city."

There are certainly better areas of Austin by the "lake" (which is a river) and good food and great people and all of that but I had really expected a lot more. I've visited a few times previously and it felt markedly different (not in a good way).
 

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