Survey Is A Good PR Stunt But Has Some Flaws
Manchester, UK, has been named the “Wildest City In The World.”
I’m not saying it isn’t but one has to consider the source. As well as the reasoning behind making such a claim.
It is from an international relocation company called MoveHub so it’s obviously a PR ploy. And as someone who also does public relations in addition to PubClub.com, I applaud the company’s creativity.
But I can’t say I trust their system. First of all, they used Yelp to help compile information, which is full of comments from people you can’t trust. And Trip Advisor. What the heck does Trip Advisor know about nightlife?
It also used something called the “Weed Index.” Yeah mon!
It rated cities from “completely tame” to “absolutely bonkers.”
Anyway, Manchester is certainly a worthy city to be on the list. It has a whopping 818 nightspots per 100,00 people. With a population of 500,000, that’s 4,000 bars and nightclubs. It was also one of the centerpieces of the “wave revolution” of the late 80s and early 90s.
So I don’t really have a problem with Manchester being at the top of the list. Except check out its other cities in the Top 10. This is where MoveHub’s credibility really comes into question, especially where the USA is concerned:
- San Francisco
I mean Washington #2? Seattle!? San Francisco?
Where the heck is New Orleans? Austin, Texas? Las Vegas? I can tell you from personal experiences that those three cities blow the other USA ones out of the water. I would rate San Diego and Waikiki and even Key West above any of the listed American cities.
So that this list does is get me fired up to do a list of my own. And I can guarantee that DC will not be on it.