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is rubbish. Hmpf.
I don't smell of smoke when I get home.
can't wait for my first non smoking gig. hoorah
v. happy about it.
Yeah - pretty rubbish.
I'd sometimes like to smoke some pot to get a heightened appreciation of colours and sounds.
someone at Interpol last night got thrown out for smoking.
its horrible! id rather smell smoke and risk death than smell that everytime i go to a gig or a club!
in a way it will be good, because it will ensure that I won't drink. If I knew I could smoke would probably also have a couple of beers. As it is, can't be bothered to have a couple of beers because that will just mean I'll want to smoke.
or just dont vomit on yourself
I always used to think I'dneed to quite drinking if I ever wanted to quit smoking. As it is, I can imagine being unable to smoke could help me quite drinking.
as deoderant and vomit dont mix well :(
it wud be like that smell when sumones done a bad job of cleaning up some sick
...but even i prefer the smell of a club full of smoke.
In Scotland and Wales where the ban is already in place, you find out what the club/venue actually smells like.
Either Cat Food or Wotsits i reckon. Vile.
Give me cig smoke over that. At least it doesn't make me want to throw up.
I was at the Hold Steady in London last night. The Shepherd's Bush empire actually smelled of shepherds, all wet wool and farts... bad news.
somebody accidentally jabbed me in the eye area with their lit cigarette.
This is now less likely to happen.
I won't go home smelling like an ashtray. It used to give me a headache and make me feel sick, which stopped me doing a load of stuff.
The alternative of segregated areas in pubs was no alternative. I used to go out on worknights and the smokers stood in the smoking bit, so the non-smokers did too in order to socialise. So I either stood more or less by myself or stood amongst the smoke. No choice at all.
People who invoke the "civil liberties" argument here are just being selfish.
How am I supposed to look well hard and cool in a pub/gig from now on? And don't say "put viagra in your eyes"!!
Work out and wear designer tops.
how do you figure that? i think its kinda selfish to expect smokers to go outside wile you save yyour lungs! im not arguing though, this is a pointless argument which will never be resolved unless smoking became healthy for some reason
However: I went to a gig on July 1st at a local venue with a beer/smoking garden, and as a result hardly anybody watched the first act. Everyone was outside smoking, so he basically played to a handful of non-smokers. Like Damian said, lots of non-smokers were hanging outside to socialize with the smokers anyway. It was very wierd, but will make a bigger difference somewhere with no access to a beer garden and no re-admittance.
One guy did light up inside at the gig, and it was really noticeable due to the lack of smoke in the air otherwise. No-one knew what to say to him. Think he figured it out for himself in the end.
because i smoke and enjoy smoking at gigs.
but i can understand why it's in place as a law. it just means i won't enjoy myself as much when i go out.
which sucks :(
Club smell isnt a nice one.But it does beat it when you come home and can wear clothes the next day and not feel like utter shit cos of the smoke, it gets everywhere.
this is what you want me to say?
does it matter if you come back smelling of smoke??? How simply pampered and babyish of you all. so so so sad.
i wash my clothes everytime i go out anyway because they're usually dirty.
it's a pain in the arse when it's a weeknight as i often don't have time to get a decent amount of sleep and a shower the next morning before going to work.
also, if i worked in a venue, it'd be pretty horrible to come home every night smelling of smoke.
part of the argument is the shallow end of the deeper pool of the argument - lung damage.
i.e. if my clothes/hair smell of smoke, then that means my lungs have endured a bombardment of smoke and all the toxic substances that are contained withini said smoke. After repeated exposure, this might give me a chronic lung disease in later life or even kill me. Thanks for that, smokers.
Not wanting to endure lung damage due to other peoples' addictions is not being selfish.
They banned drink driving because one persons vice might kill an innocent person... it's exactly the same here.
i didn't even notice
though I will say Stratford shopping centre smells nicer these days.
As for the Hold Steady last night - the only thing that stank was the band.
that's important in this thread.
i'm honestly surprised that anybody on either 'side' gets this passionate about it. for the record, i don't smoke, but i honestly couldn't give a shit either way.
over just about anything.
it's just people being unhappy about not being able to smoke in places they may usually enjoy smoking the most.
that and it's rather annoying how smug the non smokers are being.
i will reiterate though - i understand and support the reasons for the ban.
it just kinda sucks.
and all them darkies etc ad nauseum.
Gunners is right though.
has been good for going out/going to shows and not smelling of smoke upon returning. People who really want to smoke just do it outside, in fact, smoking has become more social in that respect, because everyone goes out at the same time to smoke together and talk about smoking, and how much they like smoking, and other things that aren't cigarettes that smoke but aren't the same.