After a couple months here in Reno, I’m missing something. I’ve found popular bars to drink in, favorite casino’s to gamble in, and good trails to hike, but I feel like I’m a tourist. Where is Reno’s vitality? After previously living in these places, I crave them. Where in Reno are:
1.) the community theatres, with cheap tickets (<$10), local artists, original plays, and wild caste parties!
2.) the poetry slams and artistic venues for poetic discourse, dramatic releases, humorous outlets, and vagabond travelers sharing their talents.
3.) the independent restaurants, with original ambiances that prove corporatized cardboard environments offer only a cookie-cutter uniqueness.
4.) the hole-in-the-wall concert venues, where garage bands strive for recognition, while enjoying their youth with rock-star lifestyles.
5.) the dive bars, with strong cheap, drinks and a youthful clientele drinking away the capitalistic servitude with inventive shots, table dancing, and after-hours hookups.
6.) the gamer hangouts, where strategy and unconventional creativity is only hindered by the disorienting presence of attractive women.
7.) the artist venues, where creativity is illustrated, not just on canvas, but in fashion, body art, and lifestyles.
8.) and of course, the late-night diners, with geeks ranting about movies, politics, and religion, with drunken and disorderly bar-rushes sobering up while getting to know the new acquaintance from the local meat market, with late-night regulars that help themselves to coffee and soda, and with the awesome servers that sit at your table to escape the conceited demands of self-righteous customers to stingy to leave a dollar.