I won't lie – I very rarely see people smoke inside. Like, it happens a bit....but it's kinda strange when it does? I lived in Gainesville for four years and it's definitely not super common.
I see, so it's not really that socially acceptable then? I just kind of assume the worst, I know there's a lot of people in this "scene" that still seem to smoke, haha. But I also know some smokers who won't even smoke in their own homes so you never know I guess. Either way I'll probably just suck it up and go.
There are trade-offs in every city. I don't have to deal with smokers in Seattle, but have to be back at the bar to drink during all ages shows.
But yeah, judging from your top ten lists each year you should certainly try to make it down to Fest one of these years. Its really an experience like no other. Yes, there is some bullshit that goes on like people smoking or throwing half full cans of PBR into a crowd of people, but in the end getting to see so many of your favorite bands play to crowds far bigger than what they'd get if they managed to visit your hometown make you too happy to get worked up over any of it
Yeah, I know... based on my music tastes it's probably ridiculous I still haven't been to the Fest yet.