Most major cities like Chicago, L.A., Philidelphia, N.Y., Boston, and Dallas all have a dominate "personality" that people (people who live there, as well as outsiders) can relate to. I have lived here in Atlanta for 11 years now, and I cannot identify any over-riding "spirit" or "personality" among the people here at all. Some may view Atlanta as being the "capitol" of the South, but Atlanta doesn't really seem like a southern city in the traditional sense. Most of the residents of this city, like myself, are from other states in the northeast, the midwest, from other southern states, and many from other countries. Because of this influx of people from so many backgrounds, some feel that Atlanta has lost its southern identity. It seems that there are more people here from NY, Detroit, and other countries even than there are native Atlantans. This is evident at most of the Atlanta Falcon football games that I attend at the Georgia Dome. There are sometimes more people who root for the opposing teams than there is for the hometeam Falcons. Not only that, but they really make a point of "rubbing their noses in it". That is unheard of in places like Dallas, Chicago, Green Bay, and Philly. Those fans are passionate about the hometeam - even when they're losing. Even though I'm not from here, I can understand how this might be disappointing to the native population here. About the only thing that comes to mind about Atlanta is the countless bars and "gentleman's club" establishments (a.k.a. booty shakin' clubs) that litter the downtown area. There is one thing though that Atlanta has plenty of, that is shared w/ no other city in the U.S. that I know of....beautiful women of every background. I lived in Michigan, Dallas, Brooklyn, and spent lots of time in Los Angeles; but Atlanta, GA has some of the most beautiful women that you'll find anywhere in the U.S. at any given time. I'd be curious to know what some of you that have spent time here think of Atlanta, especially those of you who live here. Is Atlanta a city w/o a soul/identity?