Going to Biloxi!

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    you've played this game before I'd say.
     
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    I grew up in Biloxi! Lived there from ’69 (hurricane Camille) to approx ’82. It’s funny, it’s very appealing now, it used to be a dumpy place (imported sand, etc). MAN did the casinos change all that, Biloxi is a great place now (and I’m happy for them). A Hard Rock Café among other stuff. Katrina really did a number on that place though. And honestly I haven’t been down there in probably 10 years.

    The Beau Rivage is da kine. That place is nice. When they built it, they imported fully grown oak trees and planted them in the sand, got experts to deal with the whole thing. We were thinking “ain’t no way you’re gonna make dem trees live”, but although they lost a few they pulled it off. Originally, all of the casinos are supposed to be on temporary floating structures, per the laws in MS that said no casinos on land, but the Beau changed all that (money talks).

    So I still have some musician friends down there and one good friend I grew up with still plays a lot and is very connected with the scene. So if you’re interested PM me and I’ll hook you up with him for some suggestions where to see some good bands.

    I know you’ll have a blast! Good luck.
     
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    Have fun Jakedog!
     
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    Enjoy your mini-vacation! looks like fun. Great looking hotel (casino?) Biloxi has sure changed since i was in school at Kessler AFB in the 70s.

    If you want an idea of how hot Biloxi is, watch the first half hour or so of "Biloxi Blues". It's not just the heat, it's the humidity too ;)
     
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    $10 for two large jars of peanut butter? That's awfully steep; those are Publix supermarket prices, doesn't Biloxi have a Wal-Mart? Pick up a couple of big bags of pretzels too for that $10. Yeah, I've done that.
     
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    :cool: I was rounding up on the price, just to be safe.

    Notice how JD never reported back on the trip. Probably something like The Hangover, Mississippi style.
     
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    Have fun. Just don't pronounce the city name Bill-lock-see. It's Bill-lux-see!
     
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    i hear it hot like africa hot there!
     
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    That's not what we called when when I was stationed at Keesler, we put a "sux" in the middle. As. In the wind doesn't blow in Biloxi, it ...

    I wonder if the locals have stopped putting "help clean up Biloxi, Kill an Airman" stickers on their pickups.
     
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    i understand that part of the problem is that after hurricane Camille in 1969, that the Air Force refurbished the barracks and base housing; and the locals were envious. They were also not happy that their economy was dependant upon a bunch of GIs, many of whom were of the wrong color.

    i don't know if they realized that they wouldn't have an economy of it wasn't for the airmen and the Air Force spending huge amounts of money in their economy.

    Hilton built a resort on the street side of the beach and gave big military discounts. Hilton was trying to patch things up, and they spent a lot of money on it.

    Hurricane Katrina tried to wipe biloxi off the map. I wonder how many Biloxians realize how much work the dreaded airmen did to help clean up Biloxi and provide humanitarian aid.
     
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