A) Overly obnoxious about it or
B) Arrived in 1962 and feel the need to prove how local they are. Which means they will punch you.
And great traffic. And wonderful race relations.The thing that INSTANTLY turns me off about any city is arrogance. Which is why Boston, for instance, probably tops my list as the last place on earth I would ever live. Not to mention the wonderful climate and reasonable cost of living.
Seriously, Boston is awful. Just awful.
I think Philly is Boston with a slightly better climate and nicer residents. It has all the culture and history you could possibly want in a city without beating you over the head with it. It also has better food. And it doesn't make you a) drive to Foxboro or b) try to park near Fenway to make you watch a sporting event. Seriously, everyone should go to a baseball game at Fenway once. It will make you realize that you never want to go to a baseball game at Fenway again.Philly- exceedingly blue collar, nothing to be arrogant about.
Did I mention that Boston is awful?
True. And I've never really met a "rude" New Yorker - outside of a few just off the boat merchants. The average New Yorker is obnoxious, but not rude. There is a subtle difference.New York- knows they are the greatest city in the world, nothing to be arrogant about
Pittsburgh, secretly, has more "old money" than any place in the US outside of New York and Boston. This means you get a relaxed, blue-collar city like Milwaukee except with world class arts and schools and hospitals. The problem Pittsburgh has is that it's never figured out how to market itself to the hipsters who want to live in Boston or New York after graduation.Pittsburgh - again, blue collar
The issue with Baltimore is that there are only about 20 square blocks that are not ridiculously touristy, embarassingly yuppiefied, or like something out of "The Wire." If you can find one those neighborhoods, it's the greatest place on earth. The bad sections in Baltimore are unusual in that it's so easy to accidently wonder into them. Take a wrong turn leaving the Inner Harbor and you feel like your life is at risk. That doesn't happen in DC or NYC.Baltimore - yuppies are creeping up from DC and ruining the vibe, but traditional baltimorians are very 'what you see is what you get'.
Combine it with an anti-Terrel Owens hat. People would probably just walk away from you in utter confusion.I've always wanted to go to a Philly game wearing Union garb and a Skins jersey. Wonder if you'd get beer dumped on you or not? How many nervous breakdowns do you think that sight would cause?