Detwah vs. Hotlanta

Last night, our very own Daniel Moore and I enjoyed a handful of adult beverages with Detroit Metroblogger Melissa Kilbride. She is in town for a convention and was nice enough to take an evening to regale us with tales from the city that gave us Kid Rock, Eminem, and Madonna. Surprisingly (or not), it sounds like there are several similarities between our two cities. For instance, mutual resentment between people living inside and outside of the city, problems with race relations, simultaneously trying to ignite and control growth, etc. I guess those things exist in any major city, but, since my time in Detroit has been limited to a single airport layover when I was a kid, I was hoping to hear wild stories of an unfamiliar industrial metropolis nestled in the thumb-crook of the Mitten of Michigan. “Since the U.S. auto industry is based here, we get all the latest technology first. All of our cars can fly. Oh, and all the beer is free, state law, but all the liquor stores are owned and operated by sabre-toothed tigers, so you take your chances.” There was none of that. Regardless, it was a lot of fun and the world is a little smaller, which I always like. Atlanta is a pretty happening town for conventions and conferences. I hope to meet many more metrobloggers in the future.

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2 Comments so far

  1. MGal (unregistered) on September 28th, 2005 @ 1:26 pm

    Sorry to disappoint. I’ll add those things next time I explain Detroit to someone.

    And when you do decide to explore Detroit, just let us know.

  2. Wiggams (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2005 @ 1:29 am

    Is Daniel a midget?

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