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Old 06-06-2011   #46 (permalink)
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I'm sure there is a bunch of unhappy people over this!
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I don't mind this law at all. Its not like you can't drink anywhere, its just on the streets! You can drink at dinner, lunch, on the beach when at the beachclub, at a bar, at a club, in your room! You can drink everywhere. And I'd rather not see drunken groups on the streets, especially if I had small kids with me seeing this sad scene..
I think its a fair enough law.
In L.A you can't even smoke on the beach!!!!!!
I TOTALLY agree, Anna!! We really do NOT want Playa to end up as the premiere spring break location in Mexico, right? I think this is an attempt to keep it the more laid-back, civilized, chi-chi, fun place it is, more "adult", if you will, more sophisticated, in some ways. Really, MUST we walk down the street drinking? I doubt this is a problem for most forum peeps - more likely for the tourists in Playa that want to turn it into party central.
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Just another step towards being a family friendly destination. Look how that screwed up Las Vegas. Hawaii used to be fun until they took the party off the beach, I knew it was over when they closed Davy Jones locker because it was too adult. For those who don't know; it was an underground bar that had a window looking into the swimming pool of the Outrigger hotel. Yup!! that's what happened in front of the window
That is exactly what people do in this pool! It overlooks Main Street in Dallas.




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I personally don't like going to "family friendly" places.Like someone else said it ruined Las Vegas.
Give me the old days.
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I personally don't like going to "family friendly" places.Like someone else said it ruined Las Vegas.
Give me the old days.
So, walking down 5th with a beer is that important to you?
4 1/2 years here and I don't think I've walked in town with a beer.
It ain't no big thang.
And I think Playa has always been family friendly.
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I personally don't like going to "family friendly" places.Like someone else said it ruined Las Vegas.
Give me the old days.
Ruined?? Really??
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I personally don't like going to "family friendly" places.Like someone else said it ruined Las Vegas.
Give me the old days.
Downturn in the economy and large casinos like the ones in Macau have hurt Vegas. Smoking bans (indoors) which I like, do hurt all gambling establishments. Don't think Vegas has a complete smoking ban yet.

And as Rick said, in my 4 years of living here, I don't think I have ever walked down AV. 5 with a drink in hand. The drunk ones with drinks in hand give me new meaning to the term UGLY AMERICAN(S)......especially if they are American.
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I guess I'm just a little concerned Playa maybe loosing it's coolness.Not just because of the drinking law,but the music thing and that it seems to be getting too cosmopolitan.

And Roni and Joel left.
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in 8 years here, I have never walked in the streets with a drink in my hand ( risking to spill it all over myself )
I had plenty, plenty of drinks, at clubs though

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And as Rick said, in my 4 years of living here, I don't think I have ever walked down AV. 5 with a drink in hand. The drunk ones with drinks in hand give me new meaning to the term UGLY AMERICAN(S)......especially if they are American.
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zillions, including me, but I'm ok with these laws; if I had to chose of course, I would chose for free smoking in parks, streets, sidewalks ( I agree with no smoking in closed spaces for example) but its ok anyway!

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Oh,and Anna and James left too.
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I guess I'm just a little concerned Playa maybe loosing it's coolness.Not just because of the drinking law,but the music thing and that it seems to be getting too cosmopolitan.

And Roni and Joel left.
Joel actually passed away several months ago so I guess that you are correct about Joel leaving us. Roni is still alive and well in P.V.
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I guess I'm just a little concerned Playa maybe loosing it's coolness.Not just because of the drinking law,but the music thing and that it seems to be getting too cosmopolitan.

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It was always rather odd and unfair it seemed that if native locals were caught drinking in streets - off to jail for them, but a blind eye was turned to allow the tourists to do the same thing. doesn't seem right.
Now everyone is forced to be immersed in what the local culture does...not such a loss or a bad thing at all...
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