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« jokesoneyou wrote on Monday, Jul 28 at 02:50 PM »
IceTiger makes good points. The main problem is attracting enough students to the shows. I remember in 2004 when one of the great bluesmen still alive (Taj Mahal) played a show at the Supper Club. There were only 50-75 people there, and very few of the attendees were students. It's only gotten worse since then. I'll add that there are plenty of good musicians coming to the extended Auburn area. In just the past few years, I've seen Alabama Shakes, the Civil Wars, Jason Isbell (multiple times), Houndmouth, Shovels and Rope, Junior Brown, and many more great acts in Waverly or Opelika. That's not to mention the acts that come to Auburn with the Sundilla Concert Series or even local acts like the Larry Mitchell Band, which features a Grammy-award winner. As far as venues are concerned, why would anyone want to build a 3,500-seat venue when Auburn can't even sell out a bar?
« email@example.com wrote on Thursday, Jul 24 at 08:33 PM »
An Auburn Visitor's Center would be nice in the old depot. Montgomery's visitor center is in the old depot.
« ThinkWithMe wrote on Thursday, Jul 24 at 07:45 PM »
Well, if anything, I find this article a bit entertaining, but not at all thought-provoking... The author is either quite naive, never worked an actual service industry job, or just scraping the bottom of the editorial barrel in a thinly-veiled attempt at being "edgy" by selectively overlooking certain fundamental differences in male and female fashion. Quite shockingly, dress codes apply in plenty of professional workplaces and in plenty of restaurants not only throughout Auburn, but even throughout the rest of the world! There are simply certain places where men and women are expected to uphold certain standards commonly associated with being well-dressed, fashionable, and hygienic. For example, men are at times burdened by the expectation to wear ties, dress coats, long pants, and they sadly just aren't allowed to wear skirts. I wish the author the best in his or her endeavors to learn more about the fundamentals of free markets and the expectations private establishments have for their clientele. Also, @phhamilton, I've worked in a couple of these establishments. The dress codes are race/sexual identity agnostic. If an individual dresses as though he or she endorses a certain lifestyle that's not in the best interests of the business, it's in that business' best interest, as well as their clienteles' best interest, that the individual isn't present. It's simply running a business and protecting an investment. @zac_ary pretty much has it right.
« EcologistEric wrote on Wednesday, Jul 23 at 05:35 PM »
Good article Rachel. The new wave feminists such as yourself appear to be winning the day. Declaring oneself has exponentially become popular in the last few years and I think it's because of the stances that y'all take which are not hostile to men and housewives. It's still going to take a while to change the cultural norms as it always does. Those who don't know any different have a hard time adapting to the change and inevitably we have to wait until they become a minority by educating the newer generations. Perception is a fickle beast. The previous poster is a good example. To them it seems like all is even steven in the world but that's because it's one of the most difficult things to see from another's eyes. Keep up the good work, things are changing clearer minds will prevail. Cheers.
« phhamilton wrote on Wednesday, Jul 23 at 05:28 PM »
I think this article ignores the real issue with these dress codes, which is discrimination against black and gay people. I would be willing to bet that absolutely no white male trying to enter a bar on a Saturday night in Auburn has ever felt singled out by these policies. However, I've spoken to several gay men who have been turned away from bars downtown because they were wearing V-necks. These dress codes are most definitely discriminatory, but as with most examples of discrimination in this country, it's NOT directed at all males.
« zac_ary wrote on Wednesday, Jul 23 at 04:36 PM »
Business decision. Bars need to attract women, so they provide them drink specials and don't turn away ladies at the door, as well as making sure the guys put some level of effort into their appearance. Moe's goes for a "casual" atmosphere, just like you wrote. Other bars have a "club" style dress code. "if a woman is wearing a plain white T-shirt and shorts below the knee, will she be asked to leave?" Probably? I've never seen an Auburn girl downtown dressed like that though. Makes me think that bars see no reason to post a rule like that for women. Sorry if you feel like a victim here, I personally don't.
« ceciladkins wrote on Tuesday, Jul 22 at 09:47 PM »
I saw a joker changing his oil in the CDV Ext parking lot and he just let the oil pour down on the ground. I hate to say it, but that action really helped class up the area a bit, which ought tell you a bit about the place. It was so nasty in the 90s they encouraged people to wipe their feet before they stepped outside you they wouldn't track any of the dorms on the grass.
« sharpster7710 wrote on Monday, Jul 21 at 07:47 PM »
I lived in CDV back in 1981 and it was a good experience for me. The buildings were obviously not up to current AU building standards, but for their time, they served their purpose. Perhaps they could get remodeled and used as on-campus lodging for parents and other individuals in need of such close proximity to university events.
« ceciladkins wrote on Sunday, Jul 20 at 06:07 AM »
The Cecil has always said, you can't create nostalgia. We can't WANT to be music town and therefore become one. You must first become one naturally then be happy you are. Also, Confucius says, man with hands in pockets feels cocky all day!
« IceTiger wrote on Friday, Jul 18 at 12:27 PM »
The argument that Auburn isn't a good music town isn't new. And I know that many owner/operators of local venues feel the exact same way... only they are talking about the music FANS in Auburn. Grammy winners, Music Hall of Fame inductees, and performers who have released dozens of successful CDs often play in Auburn, many within walking distance of downtown. Yet drawing people to these concerts, especially students, has proved to be difficult at best, impossible at worst. It's not really a chicken-or-egg scenario: if people want Auburn to be a destination spot for musicians, then they MUST support those musicians who are already willing to give the area a chance.
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