Horse Racing is a Baltimore thing: Pimlico, Shawan, not Towson. Keep this concerned with Towson.more...
True, maybe a few of these preppier definitions of towson existed.
But prep is a Baltimore COUNTY thing, not a Towson thing. Preppiness had its place in Towson, but it stayed even more suburban than Towson. Hunt Valley, Cockeysville, thats where the best of their parties were. As much as people like to say thats part of Towson, it's not.
Towson had one of the biggest punk populations around. Not prep, ska, pop, mall, bullshit-punk. This was punk: crust, trash, hardcore, late 70s punks, etc. It wasn't a "cool alternative scene." Alternative is the Radio. We took baseball bats to radios.
This is for the kids that spent their weeks, not only their weekends, drinking and hanging around:
the corner across from the Commons after the cops put up the No Loitering signs,
the benches on the Towson Circle,
The Towson Diner,
The Silver Diner (if you were old enough before it closed),
the outcove in front of the Library, the Baby Ghetto (if you don't know the Baby Ghetto, you didnt hang in Towson, period),
the Towson Catholic and Dumbarton playgrounds,
and of course, Ten Car Pile-Up Shows.
Theres more but I've been out of the scene for about 5 years, and I hear now its dead. Mostly because the preppy kids who caught wind of pop punk once it came to MTV thought that they could buy some shit from Hot Topic and be cool.
|2.||Eagle Point Housing|
Eagle Point Housing is a housing area at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.more...
The houses are built cheaply. The windows are shoddy, cheap, and installed incorrectly. Cold air seeps in the windows and the majority of them cannot be closed properly.
The front room upstairs is impossible to heat or cool. It is freezing in winter and blazing in summer.
There is one playground in Eagle Point for the children of Service Members to play on. This playground is filthy, with broken glass and litter covering it.
Thug teenagers hang out on the playground and terrorize family members and kids who try to use the playground. They talk dirty, curse, and refuse to let small kids play on the equipment. When you ask them to move, they curse you and you are hoping they don't know where you live and key your car...or worse.
Service Members and their families beg the housing company and the command of FLW to clean and maintain the playground, but it stays a dirty.
Other Military Installations have pools, or multiple playgrounds in their housing areas, and try to provide a decent housing area for Service Members and their families.
Not Eagle Point.
Also, there was a huge gang fight in Eagle Point last summer. The Military Police had the main road closed off and a ton of MPs trying to break up the fight. It looked like a riot.