Friday, May 20, 2005


Welcome to The Full Cleveland.

The "Full Cleveland" was originally coined to describe how the region's residents dressed and appeared, as they were often depicted as wearing polyester shirts and pants, white shoes and matching white belts.

Many of us who live on the North Coast know someone who fits that description. We also have neighbors who can be described differently, everything from white-collared, wing-tipped professionals to blue-collared, steel-toed trades people; rabid sports fans to cultured advocates of the arts, to name just a few.

It's this variety that makes Cleveland a great place to live. It's also least understood or appreciated by those native to the region. They're often blind to the region's riches until a transplant or an outsider points these out.

This blog is dedicated to helping Greater Cleveland's native sons and daughters to recognize and appreciate the birth rights of living on the North Coast.

Visit for an unofficial definition of the "Full Cleveland".


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear you, brother. I’m a native who has lived on both sides of the river. I graduated from KSU convinced I had experienced everything our region had to offer. It wasn’t until I landed in a western state that I realized the riches our region had to offer. The realization came from recognizing all the culture I had missed or never experienced. It gave me perspective. I wish more North Coast natives had an improved perspective as it is fundamental to leadership, which our region sorely lacks.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Welcome to the NEO blogosphere. You are dead-on when you say that people here generally don't appreciate what they have. People think I'm nuts when I tell them I moved back here from Honolulu, but Cleveland has so much to offer (unfortunately, one of those things is not 82-degree weather year round) and is very affordable.

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grew up in Cleveland but left long ago for a music business career in New York. Does anyone remember Greg Copeland and his song, "Full Cleveland"? Copeland was a protegee of Jackson Browne (as was Warren Zevon). Browne said Copeland was the writer he most respected. Made one album in the 70's and dissappeared. I tried to get WMMS to play it back then but they were so offended by the notion of Cleveland being anything other than a paragon of rock hipness. They wouldn't touch it. No irony or sense of humour at that Buzzard. Yet, by comparison, they were paragons of hipness compared to the drek on commercial Cleveland radio today. Alas.

10:20 PM  

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