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Old Posted Jan 8, 2019, 7:04 PM
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What age are you?

Seeing some posters in a thread reminiscing about the long ago bar days, I was curious about what the demographics are that frequent the boards.
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Seeing some posters in a thread reminiscing about the long ago bar days, I was curious about what the demographics are that frequent the boards.

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Old Posted Jan 8, 2019, 8:28 PM
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^ you missed the Pemby. I went to all of those places, but always the Pemby first...

I turn 40 for the third time this year.
     
     
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Didn't this place skew a bit younger in years past? Maybe it's just me, but back in the early 2000s it felt like it was mostly students and people not that far out of school. I get the impression that these days there aren't many students left around.
     
     
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Didn't this place skew a bit younger in years past? Maybe it's just me, but back in the early 2000s it felt like it was mostly students and people not that far out of school. I get the impression that these days there aren't many students left around.
That's twenty years ago.
     
     
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That's twenty years ago.
Well yeah, but the point is that there hasn't been an influx of new younger users. I guess this type of old school forum is probably below the radar of the youngsters out there, with their newfangled "SNAP CHAT" and "INSTANT GRAM".
     
     
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Didn't this place skew a bit younger in years past? Maybe it's just me, but back in the early 2000s it felt like it was mostly students and people not that far out of school. I get the impression that these days there aren't many students left around.
Well, if a forumer was 25 in 2004, they are turning 40 this year...

I didn't frequent many night spots not named the Royal Albert Arms in my younger days, but I do remember ending up at a few circa 1999-2002:
- The Pemby, which seemed to be the skater bro bar at the time, yet there I was
- Scandals, for my sins
- Lot 115 at 115 Bannatyne... the space is probably HTFC's staff hot yoga studio/break room now
- Blue Agave in the old Masonic Hall at Donald and Ellice, which was actually kind of nice (and also haunted)
     
     
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Well yeah, but the point is that there hasn't been an influx of new younger users. I guess this type of old school forum is probably below the radar of the youngsters out there, with their newfangled "SNAP CHAT" and "INSTANT GRAM".
I think reddit has taken the place of many dedicated forums.
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Well, if a forumer was 25 in 2004, they are turning 40 this year...

I didn't frequent many night spots not named the Royal Albert Arms in my younger days, but I do remember ending up at a few circa 1999-2002:
- The Pemby, which seemed to be the skater bro bar at the time, yet there I was
- Scandals, for my sins
- Lot 115 at 115 Bannatyne... the space is probably HTFC's staff hot yoga studio/break room now
- Blue Agave in the old Masonic Hall at Donald and Ellice, which was actually kind of nice (and also haunted)
Good list! I think we're of a similar vintage.

I wasn't exactly a regular at those types of places, but I generally enjoyed Wise Guys, Wise Guys on Campus as well as the OG pubs, Toad in the Hole and King's Head.

I find it somewhat hilarious that as of this post, we have a septuagenarian but no teenagers represented!
     
     
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Good list! I think we're of a similar vintage.

I wasn't exactly a regular at those types of places, but I generally enjoyed Wise Guys, Wise Guys on Campus as well as the OG pubs, Toad in the Hole and King's Head.

I find it somewhat hilarious that as of this post, we have a septuagenarian but no teenagers represented!
I’m really surprised but I guess it makes sense. Communicating in complete sentences seems to have gone out of style.
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I remember feeling ridiculously old on the day of the first Winnipeg forum meet (I was 37), with esquire being then about 22 or so and not especially young by SSP standards. But now I’d be at the median age of the whole group!
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I find it somewhat hilarious that as of this post, we have a septuagenarian but no teenagers represented!
I'm in my early 20's now but I was a teenager when I first joined
     
     
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Not only was SSP younger in the past, but gayer too. There were so many gays here it was like .. .. a place where gays frequent.
     
     
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^ you missed the Pemby. I went to all of those places, but always the Pemby first...

I turn 40 for the third time this year.
Dang! I knew I was forgetting one....
     
     
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I remember feeling ridiculously old on the day of the first Winnipeg forum meet (I was 37), with esquire being then about 22 or so and not especially young by SSP standards. But now I’d be at the median age of the whole group!
I remember that... that get together had the feel of a university student society meeting. I suspect there would be a fair bit more grey hair at such a gathering now
     
     
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Dang! I knew I was forgetting one....
Club Strawberry on a sunday night was great.

Albert street had an Underground (literately) reggae club called whispers.

Times had great drink specials

Richards American Bar on portage

Opium night club had 2 floors, actually quite nice inside but not too packed.

I was quite a bar start in the 90's
     
     
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In my 50's (54) and thought River and myself were the only old farts in here!
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In my 50's (54) and thought River and myself were the only old farts in here!
Got you all beat it seems. Just turned 57.

I doubt that any of my haunts from my one year at the UofM (1981) are still around anymore.
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