Kalamazoo is spoiled rotten. A few of the perks of living here: free college for the young'ns, nearly a dozen phenomenal craft breweries for the drunk'ns, an alternative art / music scene worthy of a city three times its size for the weird'ns. It's a tiny big city crawling with delightfully strange, laid back, and wonderfully diverse people.
Many of these scenes are places I stroll by on a regular basis, and any good Kalamazooan ought to recognize the majority of these. Not a lot of people know about Kalamazoo, and in some ways, it's better that way.