Being a Las Vegas native, I can say that 90% of people I knew that went on to do anything with themselves, they did so because they bailed from that town as soon as they could. Another 5% will stay forever because they’ve managed to build their lives there and they’re happy and comfortable. I find these people to be the rare exception. And while that’s okay, that was never in the cards for me. The remaining 5% will stay there and always bitch about it yet never do anything to make it happen. These are the people I don’t associate with because it reminds me of being in high school and I thought high school fucking sucked.
Now that I consider Long Beach my hometown, I will tell you that the friends I’ve made here are basically family and it’s awesome. The downside bummer to report is that I have yet to BBQ with Snoop’s posse. However, if the invite ever comes along, consider me there.