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  1. jmill208

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    Is this true? Boo!

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    Looks like a high level of truthyness....

    http://www.nolapipeshow.com/2015/09/new-orleans-pipe-show-venue-change/

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    Yeah. What a curveball though! A week+ before? Wow.

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    The New Orleans Pipe Club has secured a new location with an attached covered patio so that show attendees are able to smoke and have relatively easy access between the show flow and the smoking section.

    Let's hope for cool weather.

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    I guess I don't understand this. Does this mean visitors won't be able to smoke on the show floor??

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    ^^ That's what it sounds like to me.

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    That is correct. The new location has attached patio which is considerably better than trying to do this at Harrahs.

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    Ok, so now we can smoke inside, or is it still that we can't smoke inside? I'm confused...

    and how come everyone doesn't come to Alabama? We smoke everywhere. We seem to keep throwing money at the Nazi states and cities and then neglecting all of the states that encourage smoking. Phooey.

    Michael
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    Whole city of new orleans, no smoking inside now - no grandfathering, no nothing - which we were previously grandfathered. We were told we were no longer. So there we are.

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    As they say, "Things Change".

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    In my opinion Generations Hall is much more New Orleans and much less Las Vegas than Harrah's. I hope you guys have a great time.

    Tobacco's a musician.And in a pipe delighteth;It descends in a close,Through the organ of the nose, With a relish that inviteth.
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    The courtyard outside Generations Hall is really great and a few steps from the showroom floor...things got very complicated with Harrah's lawyers and smoking was going to be prohibited on the showroom floor and we would have to walk across the street and 200 yards away to smoke...I just found out about this and have been scrambling to secure a new venue...

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    Thank you guys for your sweat, tears, and hard work getting this show set up. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed. THANK YOU!

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    Thank you guys for your sweat, tears, and hard work getting this show set up. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed. THANK YOU!

    Agreed! I'm sure the change of venue at the 11th hour wasn't without a fair amount of grief and heartburn. We all know it's not about the building, but the people. (and the pipes..and tobacco..and...)

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    When did this law go down? Can't believe New Orleans keeps shooting itself in the foot. Maybe if the pipe show offers to topple some statues, they'll light the smoking lamp.

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    I thought that I saw the issue had heated up.

    FWIW,I'm glad to be out of the casino. That place was a bit too crowded for my taste.

    Can you let us know parking options? (I had planned to park in Harrahs garage). If I can convince my daughter/wife to drop me off, it's a moot point!

    Al

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    Whole city of new orleans, no smoking inside now - no grandfathering, no nothing - which we were previously grandfathered. We were told we were no longer. So there we are.

    Same thing here. The sounds of the rallies are carried on the wind, and the crunching of jackboots. Sometimes, there are great festivals and they play patriotic music. Sometimes we hear the executions of smokers. Their favorite method is a blend of easy-ignition plastic explosive which resembles Esoterica Penzance. The doomed many is led to an easy chair in a room with plastic-coated walls, then given his pipe and told he will be set free in an hour, he only needs to wait. They tell him smoking is acceptable and retreat behind the blast-proof window just outside the door... often it takes up to a half an hour, but soon the telltale curt snapping blast issues forth and the air fills with smoke... always they walk in, laughing jovially, to find what they expect: a headless corpse riddled with briar, sitting in the chair as if poised to make a stand.

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    Whole city of new orleans, no smoking inside now - no grandfathering, no nothing - which we were previously grandfathered. We were told we were no longer. So there we are.

    It's for the children...

    Oh, wait, I mean

    We need common sense smoking control
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    Life is like Tobacco. You can talk about it all day in the end you just need to smoke it. (not that you can smoke life, well... You know what I mean))
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    When all the smokers are dead, only corpses will be criminals!

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    Whole city of new orleans, no smoking inside now - no grandfathering, no nothing - which we were previously grandfathered. We were told we were no longer. So there we are.

    Is this something they did just over night?

    I'm glad I live in Vegas and the West Coast Show is here. Casinos here make too much money off all those old people that chain smoke and throw thousands of dollars into the slot machines. They'll never ban smoking indoors here in Las Vegas. If they did they'd loose millions in gambling revenue.

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    Definitely a better venue anyway. I'll be there!

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    You can still park at Harrahs and get free parking by using your Total Rewards card for 15 minutes in a slot...you don't even have to put any money in the slot...just the card. However, there is a garage directly across the street from Generations Hall that has parking for roughly $10 for all day parking.

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    Thanks for the words of support guys, I have to say I lost a lot of sleep over this the last 5 days.

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    [/quote]However, there is a garage directly across the street from Generations Hall that has parking for roughly $10 for all day parking.[quote]

    Charging for parking is so uncivilized.

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    Not charging in any US metro area is unheard of. $10 seems a bit low, but I bet they catch on fast. It's $10 for a few hours in Philly for the monthly pipe club meeting...

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    Just FYI...all other events will continue as scheduled...the Perique Tour will still be departing from Harrahs Hotel Lobby at 9am on Friday morning, and the Friday evening social will still be held at Mannings on Friday evening...

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    The daughter has dinner reservations for us at Cafe Amelie early on Friday, so I'll see everyone around 7:30 at Mannings (which is an excellent choice).

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    Not charging in any US metro area is unheard of. $10 seems a bit low, but I bet they catch on fast. It's $10 for a few hours in Philly for the monthly pipe club meeting...

    In Vegas there's hardly any places you have to pay to park. Just about all of it is complimentary.

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    "Pay to park" is a sign that a city has gotten too big and the parasites have moved in.

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    "Pay to park" is a sign that a city has gotten too big and the parasites have moved in

    Space in NO has always been at a premium. Geographicly there is limited area defined by water on three sides and the fourth is swampland. Vegas can spread its tackiness for miles into the desert.

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    Yah, in my small cow-town of a city that looks like it just dropped out of an Old West movie, parking is not free either. Someone owns that land, and they want to make money just like everyone else who owns commercial property. In the old days, it would have cost money for you to board your horse, absolutely anywhere you went. Space, hay, and air, nothing is free.

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    The Vegas mentality is that if you comp the parking patrons will spend more money inside the establishment which is typically true.

    There are a few paid parking areas downtown, but there are also casinos with free parking garages on the edges of downtown Las Vegas. You can easily park at one of them and walk ten minutes to where you need to go.

    Actually Vegas is in a mountain valley, so our "tackiness" can only spread so far. Even now most developers are going up not out and making high rise condo towers and what not.

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    I confirmed today, the garage rates are $10 for 2-8 hrs...

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    There are a few paid parking areas downtown, but there are also casinos with free parking garages on the edges of downtown Las Vegas. You can easily park at one of them and walk ten minutes to where you need to go.

    In my experience, the really prosperous towns are like this. Businesses build enough parking and then some, inviting people into the downtown area to spend money on real products, not a parasite business like a car lot.

    The cities that are in trouble are the ones where people are so zombie-like that they keep going downtown and dropping ducats because they have lost connection to any other activity. These are lonely places.

    Were I concerned about having a healthy city, I would get rid of the parking meters and other impediments and make it as simple and convenient as possible for people to show up and have a good time there. That maintains strength of the product. Otherwise, it increasingly degrades, leaving only the fanatical (Gosh, that sounds like a major computer company... wonder who).

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    I've paid exorbitant NYC (Manhattan mostly) parking prices on more than a few occasions. 10 bucks is chump change by comparison!

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    FYI the parking lots on Decatur Street in the French Quarter have started charging, prepay, it is 25.00 for 4 hours. The lot by Generations Hall is quite the bargain.

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    $10 in Manhattan isn't even the tip!

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    In Vegas valet parking is even free. It is customary to tip the valet attendant $2, or $5 if you did well on the slots that night.

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    I received a disturbing email today for Harrah's customers.

    From the NOLA Pipe Show.

    SInce we are no longer at Harrah's Casino for the show the room rates are unfortunatly no longer viable. If you made a reservation, please follow up with them directly. The good news is, the Hilton Garden Inn has a $150-$160 a night room rate and it's attached to Generations Hall, our new location. To book a room at the discounted rate call : 504-525-0044

    Jason
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    SInce we are no longer at Harrah's Casino for the show the room rates are unfortunatly no longer viable. If you made a reservation, please follow up with them directly. The good news is, the Hilton Garden Inn has a $150-$160 a night room rate and it's attached to Generations Hall, our new location. To book a room at the discounted rate call : 504-525-0044

    If anyone has successfully booked the Hilton Garden Inn at the discounted rate, please PM me. Apparently I'm doing it wrong...

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    Walt - PM sent on different issue.

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    SInce we are no longer at Harrah's Casino for the show the room rates are unfortunatly no longer viable.

    Not too impressed by Harrah's. "Oh, that deal we made, we were uh wrong about the legal aspects, so we want to just drop it and you go fix our mess on your dime."

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    We're waiting on a call back from Hilton - its not in their system yet "apparently"

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    If anyone has successfully booked the Hilton Garden Inn at the discounted rate, please PM me. Apparently I'm doing it wrong...

    Nope- rate is not active yet. We booked a room at the $339 for King Room and had them note on the reservation that we needed the rate for the New Orleans Pipe Show...I'll be calling Monday to rebook under the discount rate...An important thing is that if you do it this way, any changes have to happen 3 days in advance, so you would need to call back in by Tuesday to take advantage of the rate....

    And Be AWARE!!! When we called Harrahs, they said all the group reservations had been cancelled, so it seems like if you show up willing to pay the extra at Harrah's, you may not have a reservation...They didn't notify us- we found out when we called to cancel...

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    We're arriving at the airport at 8:30 Friday morning on Delta...anyone need a ride to the hotel?

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    Luckily I think only 3 people were staying at Harrah's.

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    My sympathy to the organizers, and boo on the City of New Orleans and Harrah's. Harrumph.

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    We got stationed down here in 1989 and I retired in New Orleans in 1993. While my wife worked in New Orleans until she retired two years ago, the only time I went into the city was to pick her up from work or to visit the WWII Museum. There is a reason for that and it's called the crappy way the city crooks - I mean political dictators - run the place.

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

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    You got that right, HappyMac. Save our monuments!

    Looks like Delacroix in the background of your photo?

    See y'all Friday in St James Parish.

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    There is a reason for that and it's called the crappy way the city crooks - I mean political dictators - run the place.

    Glad you survived Katrina. Good luck with the local politics. I saw enough during that time to distrust most city administrations.

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    I'd like to ask a favor of someone going to the New Orleans show. You can pm me. There's something I'd like to have that's available only at the show, likely under $20. I'll remit funds before you ship...

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    I have lvacgar covered.

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    Since the thread below is now active, lets close this one.

    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/whos-going-to-the-new-orleans-show

    Posted 3 years ago #

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