Austin

  • starboard5

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    Mar 04, 2014 5:30 AM GMT
    I plan on a trip to Austin, May 9-12. It would be great to meet any Austin RJ'ers.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 04, 2014 3:48 PM GMT
    Austin is horribly overrated and Texas is the most virulently homophobic state in the US. Stay away from Texas. Go to either Atlanta, New Orleans, or to San Diego instead. There is much more to see and do in these three great cities and gays are welcomed with open arms especially in New Orleans.
  • starboard5

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    Mar 04, 2014 5:40 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidAustin is horribly overrated and Texas is the most virulently homophobic state in the US. Stay away from Texas. Go to either Atlanta, New Orleans, or to San Diego instead. There is much more to see and do in these three great cities and gays are welcomed with open arms especially in New Orleans.


    Have to disagree. I was in Austin for a short vacation two years ago and had a great time. Some pretty good restaurants, friendly people, plenty of live music, and Esther's Follies was one of the best live shows I've seen; original songs, most with a political slant, and definitely a liberal one. Austinites tend to think of their city as an Oasis of open mindedness in Texas. You should visit.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 04, 2014 5:54 PM GMT
    starboard5 said
    roadbikeRob saidAustin is horribly overrated and Texas is the most virulently homophobic state in the US. Stay away from Texas. Go to either Atlanta, New Orleans, or to San Diego instead. There is much more to see and do in these three great cities and gays are welcomed with open arms especially in New Orleans.


    Have to disagree. I was in Austin for a short vacation two years ago and had a great time. Some pretty good restaurants, friendly people, plenty of live music, and Esther's Follies was one of the best live shows I've seen; original songs, most with a political slant, and definitely a liberal one. Austinites tend to think of their city as an Oasis of open mindedness in Texas. You should visit.
    I lived in Austin for nine years and I have no intentions of visiting that overpriced, unfriendly, wannabe city of billboards, strip plazas, pawnshops, and overhead power lines. As for open mindedness probably by Texas standards Austin is open minded because Texas is so ultra conservative and virulently homophobic and xenophobic. As for national and possibly international standards, Austin would come across as quite conservative and just barely tolerant. I never experienced fierce homophobia anyplace else until I made the horrible mistake of moving to Austin and wasting nine years of my valuable life in that distant most suburb of San Antonio.
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    Mar 04, 2014 10:22 PM GMT
    I liked Austin among all the Texan cities and a lot of Los Angeles transplants move there. Very small gay life there though
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    Mar 05, 2014 6:16 AM GMT
    I think the Austin RJ guys are more reclusive than the LA RJ guys. icon_biggrin.gif

    It would be cool to have an Austin RJ meetup. But I don't think too many of them post in the forums.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 08, 2014 6:45 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI think the Austin RJ guys are more reclusive than the LA RJ guys. icon_biggrin.gif

    It would be cool to have an Austin RJ meetup. But I don't think too many of them post in the forums.
    Reclusive is an understatement. Outright unfriendly is more accurate. Even if the Austin RJ guys had a meetup, outsiders wouldn't be invited.