Fine Line once more before the ban

I’m going to the Fine Line Music Cafe tonight to see Swedish band Soundtrack of Our Lives, just a few days before the smoking ban goes into effect in Minneapolis. Will people be making up for future lost time?

3 Comments so far

  1. Funkknot (unregistered) on March 30th, 2005 @ 11:21 am

    Smoking is a nasty, filthy, smelly, offensive, unhealthy habit. It’s all these things for those who do it, and for those who are “subjected” to it by others smoking around them.

    On the other hand, my sister-in-law (the ONLY person who gets away with lighting up in our home) thinks that pork is a nasty, filthy, smelly, offensive, unhealthy choice of meat for family BBQs. I’m pretty big on ribs, pork chops, etc. so……..I get my ribs and my sister-in-law gets to light up. Life goes on.

    I, for one, will probably start spending more time and money seeing live music at night clubs once the smoking ban goes into effect. But, I have mixed feelings about the ban. I enjoy the prospect of living/recreating in a more smokeless world. But, I tend to think that “nasty habits” are more effectively (and less controversially) dealt with through social and economic pressures than they are through legal measures. It will be interesting to see how this all pans out. Will less people patronize night clubs and restaurants? If so, will more persnickety “ex-smokers” like me fill in the gaps?

    I don’t know if my sister-in-law will be “making up for future lost time” prior to the ban going into effect. The drama junkie in me is looking forward to the first time she lights up at a club after the ban has gone into effect. She’s already planning out this “protest smoke.” I plan on being there. Stay tuned…

  2. Greg (unregistered) on March 30th, 2005 @ 3:15 pm

    I was at the TSOOL concert last night and noticed that most people weren

  3. Lex (unregistered) on March 30th, 2005 @ 4:00 pm

    I myself have a yen to go buy a pack of smokes and light up tonight. I will not change my habits due to the smokiness (or not) of local establishments, but I resent the government legislating what people can and cannot do in private establishments.

    Slippery slope, and all that jazz.

    However, if I go out and smoke it up tonight after having been a non-smoker for awhile, the more likely result will be me feeling gawdawful tomorrow and wanting to air out my clothes.

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