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Southern California

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by DoseofTerror, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. DoseofTerror


    How is there no Southern California thread? Anyone live in the area? What do you do for work?

    I'm in the Menifee area.
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  2. Used to live in San Marcos, left California like 6 years ago though. Try to make it back a couple times a year usually, actually just spent my Labor Day weekend up there with a few buddies.
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  3. muttley

    "Fuck you, Peaches!" Prestigious

    Grew up in Yucaipa/Corona. I took that state for granted. As an adult, I think about visiting Los Angeles/Southern California at least once a week.
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  4. ReginaPhilange

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    Southern California is a world of it's own man. Growing up here is experiencing the hyperbole of youth culture, good and bad. It's certainly left an interesting impression on me.
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  5. Cody Prestigious

    can anybody alert me to any thriving music scenes between san francisco and los angeles? seems like santa cruz might be onto something??
  6. Been in the LA thread for a while but just subbing here! Hi all!
  7. theagentcoma

    yeah good okay Prestigious

    I'm from Escondido myself, about 20 minutes away from San Diego. Been in Seattle for about 7.5 years tho
  8. drummerAVA


    I moved out to Anaheim Hills for a while back in 2012... had to move back to the Midwest after a few months. It left quite an impression on me though, SoCal in general. It's awesome... life changing experience. I loved how you can just get in your car and drive anywhere and find something to do, and I found the people super friendly out there, good vibes, despite what a lot of people tell you about the West coast.

    I'd love to move back out there, but the COST... Idk man lol. Even with like a career job it's pretty crazy, especially being "young" in my field. And then there's always that pipe-dream in the back of my head... going out there and trying to get involved in music, but if you don't know people... :eyeroll:

    It all sounds so appealing, and then I think about the reality lol.
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  9. drummerAVA


    Literally this... that's exactly how I describe it to people.
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  10. flask

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    SoCal is too broad for its own thread. That being said high desert is some wild shit man. Thats a lawless and godless place.
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  11. spreadthehummus2321

    wanna go for a ryyyde

    i was born in socal, my family moved out when the living costs really started getting out of control. have great memories there as a little kid, tho i visited for the first time in a really long around a year ago and ngl i was little dissapointed. just feels excessivley commercial and kind of fake tbh but mabye thats just my bias since i grew up a masshole ha.

    dont mean to slight anyone that lives there/likes it, i just dont see the appeal. ive known a lot of ppl that aspire to "make it" down there and it makes me wince everytime. definitely not a place that is nice to working class ppl.
  12. drummerAVA


    I will say that that entertainment industry mindset has seemed to creep into everything out there...

    I went to apply and interview for some retail jobs while I lived there and often times they were “group interviews” basically glorified auditions where it’s like only the most likable, and I hate to say it, but like “politically correct” people would get the job.

    Like if you didn’t look like a Hollister model and say all the right things, forget it. You might as well just walk out lol.
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  13. spreadthehummus2321

    wanna go for a ryyyde

    yea for sure. i think for me a lot of it comes from having felt isolated in more conservative environments for parts of my life so when i stop by this supposed progressive hub and a lot of it seems fake and hollow, its a bit disheartening.

    its all good tho. 1 more thing i learned from my last visit is that socalians dont do passing lanes. like holy shit i knew the traffic was excruciating but pretty sure if i had to also constantly weave around ppl like that i would suffer stomach ulcers from pent up road rage lol.
  14. theagentcoma

    yeah good okay Prestigious

    Yeah I enjoy visiting my hometown, the weather is nice but it's just not my speed. Then again, I don't plan on settling down here in Seattle either. And I hate Texas and Florida is off the table too lol
  15. Brent

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    Born/Raised in Yorba Linda/Temecula until moving out at 21 in 07... Haven't been back in 6 years (mainly due to military/cost of flying back with a family of 4). Miss it, for sure though. Don't see myself settling there. If anything, PHX where my wife's from. That's still at least 10 years away though.
  16. genericities

    born/raised, I love and hate it

    Oxnard/Ventura/SB is gorgeous, everything is alive and open and connected all the time, and it was nice to be a teenager there. there's something mystical about the nature too - forest and desert and beach intertwining. I'm probably never moving back though, both because it's overwhelming as an introvert and the cost of living is untenable.

    I'd like to try out the SLO-adjacent central coast area someday though.
  17. theagentcoma

    yeah good okay Prestigious

    Anyone been to Ridgecrest?
  18. I’ve driven thru! Mark Hoppus is from there!
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  19. theagentcoma

    yeah good okay Prestigious

    My mom was born and raised there and I have a bunch of family there. It's the worst lol
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  20. ReginaPhilange

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    If I don't stay in California I'll move to Phoenix. Lots of family there and I know my parents will eventually move back to Arizona after retirement to be with their kids/grandkids. I really like Phoenix too.
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  21. theagentcoma

    yeah good okay Prestigious

    My best friend lives in Gilbert and he's been trying to get me to move down there. My company is also opening a new store in the Phoenix area so transfer might be an option in the future.

    too bad I don't really care for Arizona
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  22. drummerAVA


    Phoenix seems pretty cool... never been though, just heard good things.
  23. ReginaPhilange

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    Phoenix is booming. There’s a ton to do but it also doesn’t feel overcrowded like LA, WAY cleaner imo too, like just more put together. Obviously cheaper too. isn’t going to have the cultural and art perks LA does (or a beach if you care) but it’s a pretty great city imo.
  24. I have a ton of family and friends in PHX but I’ve lived in LA my whole life, work as a film and TV editor, and have no clue what I’d do there to make money.