Just found out I'll be in Fargo, ND on business in a few weeks.

  • SFGeoNinja

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    Apr 01, 2011 5:49 AM GMT
    I ask: WHAT THE HELL DO YOU DO IN FARGO, ND? Any ideas?
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    Apr 01, 2011 5:57 AM GMT
    anybody you can....................nyuk nyuk...........................Keithicon_lol.gif
  • SwimBIkeRun94...

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    Apr 01, 2011 2:22 PM GMT
    Middle America is where they discover those naive but ripped corn-fed boys who sometimes end up modeling for A&F or something.

    Immerse yourself in the local population. icon_smile.gif

  • misternick

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    Apr 01, 2011 2:25 PM GMT
    SwimBIkeRun949 saidMiddle America is where they discover those naive but ripped corn-fed boys who sometimes end up modeling for A&F or something.

    Immerse yourself in the local population. icon_smile.gif



    Send pictures. In fact, document the experience. I'm looking forward to seeing your documentary/soft-core porn.

    Has Fargo thawed yet?
  • rnch

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    Apr 01, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
    fargo....in april?


    yeeech!


    stay warm, if you can.
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    Apr 01, 2011 3:02 PM GMT
    Really guys? Come on, its ridiculous how people assume that North Dakota and the Midwest are just barren wastelands. Fargo isn't a bustling metropolis by any means, but its a large enough city that you'll find plenty to do. Being from North Dakota and staying the vicinity (Minneapolis) for my entire life, I always say the jokes on everyone else because cost of living, crime, and the job market are always better here. Not to mention everytime I head out east or west the guys are defintely NOT what they're cracked up to be. I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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    Apr 01, 2011 3:07 PM GMT
    I used to travel to Fargo, ND in order to get to rural Minnesota. It's bad, but it's not that bad. There are some cool boys with good attitude there.
  • vindog

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    Apr 01, 2011 3:10 PM GMT
    There is apparently a really good underground electronic music scene that goes down in this barn outside of town. No joke. I've had a lot of my friends play there who couldn't believe they were going to Fargo, then walked out saying "that was a great gig!"

    Here is another venue, however....

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Aquarium/41472251406


    If you are there for O'Death I'd go to that.
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    Apr 01, 2011 3:15 PM GMT
    davidp7 saidI ask: WHAT THE HELL DO YOU DO IN FARGO, ND? Any ideas?

    I lived there 5 years. The only gay spot in the area is actually in Moorhead, MN, right across the river from Fargo, not a mile from downtown (hence the area is usually called Fargo-Moorhead, or F-M).

    Called the I-Beam, it unfortunately is no longer open weekdays, just weekends. Check this site for address & hours. It's one-size-fits-all, so expect leather, bears, twinks, drag queens, lesbians, college kids -- the whole GLBT community, and straights, too. They do have a good dance DJ, who I fucked I few times, and him me (I won't say which one of the 3 listed on the site).

    http://www.theibeam.com/

    The rest of the area is a snooze, a straight, small-bar town. One of the main drags is Broadway downtown. Along that is the restored Hotel Donaldson, with a popular bar called the Ho-Do, and their own restaurant. A little further up the street is Dempsey's Irish Pub. Also nearby is Monte's Downtown, named for a former NYC dancer friend of mine who moved there, with fairly good food, reservations usually required (I'm not sure if he's still associated with it, but is a short little guy who usually wears something outrageous as the maitre d', especially glittery shoes or even slippers).

    Further past those 2 is the Fargo Theatre, the interior in restored art deco style. They typically show art and limited run films, and often have a live organist play on the "mighty Wurlitzer." (I fucked the organist, too, but that one's gone now)

    For culture you've got the Plains Art Museum, and the Rourke Museum in Moorhead (I don't know if my portrait still hangs there). The Rourke has another separate, smaller gallery a few blocks away. I had sex with the Rourke's former President, as well.

    In fact, for a very quiet, straight city, I found it VERY easy to hook-up with gay guys there. And I had relocated from Seattle, yet it was actually easier to connect in Fargo! Go figure!

    So I would start by going to the I-Beam, depending on your days there. And especially if you're looking for sex.
  • rnch

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    Apr 01, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    more "Real World" correct advice from AD! icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 01, 2011 3:24 PM GMT
    Well, there are these guys.

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    Apr 01, 2011 3:35 PM GMT
    Forgot to mention the weather! There will still be huge piles of snow from clearing the larger parking lots, but the streets and sidewalks will be OK, if a bit sandy & gritty. They sand their roads in North Dakota rather than salt them.

    Today's high was 42, the low 32, and brief snow showers are still possible in April. Indeed, it's a local joke to expect a major blizzard O/A April 15th every year, so I hope you miss that, cause it really can happen

    But it'll be up into the 50s in just a few weeks. The evenings always remain cool, however, the temps quickly dropping, so bring a medium jacket. To look like a local you never wear gloves or hat this time of year, except a baseball cap, unless that blizzard hits with high winds. (Disregarding whatever your business attire requires, I'm referring to "off duty").

    You may see some of the aftermath of the annual Spring floods if you arrive there soon.
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    Apr 01, 2011 3:38 PM GMT
    umtb12 saidReally guys? Come on, its ridiculous how people assume that North Dakota and the Midwest are just barren wastelands. Fargo isn't a bustling metropolis by any means, but its a large enough city that you'll find plenty to do. Being from North Dakota and staying the vicinity (Minneapolis) for my entire life, I always say the jokes on everyone else because cost of living, crime, and the job market are always better here. Not to mention everytime I head out east or west the guys are defintely NOT what they're cracked up to be. I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised.


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    Apr 01, 2011 3:40 PM GMT
    Oh c'mon, North Dakota isn't THAT bad. Which is why I'm going to minneapolis for the weekend icon_biggrin.gif
  • gymlocker

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    Apr 01, 2011 3:42 PM GMT
    Do what I did. Get your work done quickly and get the heck out of there.
    Take a coat. Winter jackets are useful except during the June 15 to August 15 time frame.
  • misternick

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    Apr 01, 2011 3:49 PM GMT
    I've only been to Minneapolis once, for New Year's Eve. I've never been so cold in my life, but the guys there were awesome and I'd love to go back.
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    Apr 01, 2011 3:51 PM GMT
    Watch out for Steve Buscemi and his woodchipper. Oh ya!
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    Apr 01, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
    What do you do? Either college kids or hit up Minneapolis. Seriously- I have friends that go there.
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    Apr 01, 2011 4:10 PM GMT
    davidp7 saidI ask: WHAT THE HELL DO YOU DO IN FARGO, ND? Any ideas?


    If you're going soon you might get in on a blizzard. It's winter there until about July 4.
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    Apr 01, 2011 4:27 PM GMT
    umtb12 saidReally guys? Come on, its ridiculous how people assume that North Dakota and the Midwest are just barren wastelands. Fargo isn't a bustling metropolis by any means, but its a large enough city that you'll find plenty to do. Being from North Dakota and staying the vicinity (Minneapolis) for my entire life, I always say the jokes on everyone else because cost of living, crime, and the job market are always better here. Not to mention everytime I head out east or west the guys are defintely NOT what they're cracked up to be. I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised.


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    People from the midwest, in my experience, are raised to be better people. Nicer, friendlier, more helpful, thoughtful, and caring...

    And small towns are awesome. That said, there is a LOT MORE than just small towns inbtwn the Pacific and Atlantic. No point in arguing unless people have been to these places with an open mind...

    Oh, and between Sleeping Bear Dunes and Pictured Rocks national park, Michigan competes with any state for the most beautiful. Google those places, they're pretty amazing icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 01, 2011 5:54 PM GMT
    The people are very nice, but you're going to need to watch out for the road closings, due to the fact that it's coming up on flood season there. Bring a warm coat since it's still winter there, and plan on not much going on other than the sand-bagging for the impending flood.
  • Descamisado

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    Apr 01, 2011 6:58 PM GMT
    I once talked with a guy who had a temporary job assignment in Fargo. He said there's a gay bar in Moorhead, Minnesota (probably the same place Art Deco has mentioned). He said, "You can walk there, but it's too cold."

    I doubt the quip was original with him.
  • rf_dal

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    Apr 01, 2011 7:02 PM GMT
    You could sleep with the little feller, eh?
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    Apr 01, 2011 7:08 PM GMT
    Descamisado saidI once talked with a guy who had a temporary job assignment in Fargo. He said there's a gay bar in Moorhead, Minnesota (probably the same place Art Deco has mentioned). He said, "You can walk there, but it's too cold."

    I doubt the quip was original with him.

    Has to be the same one (I-Beam), the only gay bar within 200 miles, until you reach the outskirts of Minneapolis. Last time I heard there's not a single gay bar in the whole of North Dakota, including Fargo. There used to be a gay-owned bar in Minot, not really gay itself, but it closed somewhere around 10 years ago.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 01, 2011 7:14 PM GMT
    What a damn cold place! LOL

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