Houston Chronicle: Texas capital goes from cool to Austintacious

The Houston Chronicle takes a stab at Austin’s current trendiness: “Once a city filled with a live-and-let-live demeanor, newcomers have made Austin more about pretension, wealth and attitude.” Ouch.

1 Comment so far

  1. wae (unregistered) on August 28th, 2005 @ 11:45 pm

    Because if there’s a city that knows pretension, wealth and attitude when it sees it …

    Still, a good article. It made me think of the kid who goes to college and tells everyone to call him by some fictitious high school nickname:

    “Um, hi. I’m Austin. But all the kids back home call me the Live Music Capital of Weirdness, so that’s what you should call me.”
    – “Humph, you don’t look very weird to me.”
    “Heh, well yeah, because you don’t know all the CRAZY shit we do down there.”
    – “Like what?”
    “Well … we just made it illegal for people to smoke in bars … ummm … ”

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