Lawrence and Ames Compared (video)

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  1. khardbored

    khardbored Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so it's only "kinda" a Big XII topic (b/c they're comparing the towns, not the Universities only) but still an interesting video.

     
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  2. JM4CY

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    KU still stucks
     
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  3. farminclone

    farminclone Well-Known Member

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    I made it through a minute and a half. That was really dumb.
     
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  4. Gunnerclone

    Gunnerclone Well-Known Member

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    You can’t really put Ames in to words...but once you get there, it just feels good.
     
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  5. Farnsworth

    Farnsworth Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't make it that far. What's with the cartoony voices. And why do they put Kansas on top of Iowa on the side by side shots. We are north.

    How is the water quality in Lawrence?
     
  6. ForbinsAscynt

    ForbinsAscynt Well-Known Member

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    Music scene kinda sucks in Ames these days. We also don’t get any of the big acts that use to play Hilton. I have been told it is because Pollard only wants sporting events in athletic facilities but I don’t know if that’s true
     
  7. Judoka

    Judoka Well-Known Member

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    I thought they just went to Des Moines now.
     
  8. VeloClone

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    Yeah, where did they dig up that Ames guy with the terrible dub of his voice?
     
  9. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    This. Wells Fargo in the population center and with more seats made competing for shows in Hilton a losing proposition.
     
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  10. Go2Guy

    Go2Guy Well-Known Member

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    Tiebreaker goes to the town with the best looking Women :)
     
  11. ForbinsAscynt

    ForbinsAscynt Well-Known Member

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    Right like any good business, when competition enters, close up shop.
    I’m not saying that Ames needs to be the center for music in central Iowa but a college town should still have a music scene and should still be able to pull big acts every now and then. I could be underestimating the music scene in Ames but the last time I went to DGs I was 1 of 10 people in there and 5 were in the band. Stephens does an okay job.
     
  12. VeloClone

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    The only way you are going to get big acts is to give away the farm to make up for the 2000 seats. Not to say it can't be done, but when the AD was already not liking having to displace their teams when there was a show (remember this all went down before the practice facility), they didn't really think it was worth the trouble. After the practice facility came on line all of the promoters had gotten pretty comfortable with Wells Fargo.

    No they are probably not trying very hard, but even if they did they aren't going to see much of a result and they will be lucky to do much more than break even.
     
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  13. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    The one place Ames has gone backwards since my time there is music.

    After People’s died, no venue has taken that space. Some place that holds a few hundred people and has music nearly every night that brings in up and coming national/regional acts, but also fosters local stuff.

    Outside of music, Lawrence and Ames are really similar
     
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  14. surly

    surly Well-Known Member

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    I found it interesting that the ISU guy never mentioned sports.
     
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  15. Cy94

    Cy94 Active Member

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    There were a lot of concerts in Jack Trice/Cyclone Stadium during the 90's.

    The conversion to real turf is cited as a reason why that stopped. They seem to make them work on the grass at Wrigley Field.
     
  16. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    I know a promoter in DSM and Wells Fargo is absolutely 100% the reason Hilton doesn't see many big name concerts. DSM has grown culturally a lot in the past 10 years which hurts Ames.

    Notice most of the non-concert events still come to ames, though.
     
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  17. CloneGuy8

    CloneGuy8 Well-Known Member

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    When it comes to college towns in the Big 12, it's Austin and then everyone else. Though I've never been to Morgantown, but have heard good things.
     
  18. cycfan1

    cycfan1 Well-Known Member

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    Having spent a lot of time in both these towns / Ames and Lawrence really no where close to similar. And thats not really in a good or bad way for either.
     
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  19. STLISU

    STLISU New Member

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    Austin is a great city, no question. However, I really wouldn't classify it as a "college town". I would define a "college town" as a community where the university population provides the predominate influence. With a metro population of 2 million plus, home to the state capitol and numerous fortune 500 companies that really not the case for Austin.
     
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  20. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. Austin is way more than a college town.
     

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