Originally Posted by EastVanMark
You don't care and your certainly free to do so but I and many more do care. Your assertion of Vancouver having more good points than bad has absolutely no specific relevance to anything in my post. As for your friends who moved here, different strokes for different folks I guess. Some people think drinking tea is exciting I guess,
but for most people from that era, they still contend it was better back then. And judging from the picture and video evidence available, I tend to agree with them. Also, of note, all drinking was done in hotels at one time due to Provincial laws so the city had no choice in the matter. Today however, the province has relaxed their regulations but the city has imposed many. That's a VERY BIG difference.
As for "no fun city". Your assertion as to the origin of the motto only goes to prove my point. The bylaws in regards to live music and licensing are PRECISELY what I was talking about. Also I should add that is by far not the only thing that earned the city that nickname-not by a long shot. If you want I could into the long list (and it is long). Also don"t know why someone wouldn't take it literally. Was it a marketing slogan? A joke? Somehow i don't think so. You seem to yawn a lot so why don't you go get some sleep....it might do you some good.
Take a happy pill u will live longer. No fun van has become over-used to express displeasure or make a point about specific things, such as no fireworks at new year...both the media and the general public have been doing this for a few years.
I am not originally from Canada but moved here 20 years ago in my late twenties. Lived all over the world....Vancouver has a muted nightlife, that's th only real negative, but when u grow up you realize there's more to defining a place, besides it appears to have improved.
I don't see anything different from that video as to choices you have now. In fact since then, the city has gained Granville island, yaletown, coal harbour, a much nicer gastown, world class restaurants, street food, bars and lounges and freedom of more choice to drink with whom you like and wher you want. My neighbors are British, like me, and noted the lack of social opportunities in that era, my friends, who are on their 50s, say much the same about the place through the 70 s....not to much extremely restrictive drinking regs, which i still remember from coming here n the late 80s, even in the early 90s I remember a much duller Vancouver.
Yesvse lost the neon and some buildings...but have gained a more mature city, that granted has one wok ahead of it.....now I'm going for tat lie down