Sigmund Freud once said, "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar," at which point he mistakenly attempted to light the lollipop dangling from his lower lip. Dig into the psychology of stogies with today's Groupon to the New England Cigar Expo at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Saturday, October 15. Choose from the following options:
- For $75, you get admission for one and 10 cigar samples (a $150 value).
- For $145, you get admission for two and 10 cigar samples per guest (a $300 value).
- For $275, you get admission for four and 10 cigar samples per guest (a $600 value).
The New England Cigar Expo attracts refined smoke-ring masters from across the world, bringing them together for an entertainment-packed day of smoking, drinking, and elbow-rubbing with celebrity guests. Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci hosts the event, and special guests include running-back Patrick Pass, who can regale crowds with tales of the NFL’s glory days when cigars, alcohol, and medieval weaponry were allowed on the field. Guests receive 10 cigar samples from 20 of the world’s top distributors and can also taste-test fine cuisine and top-shelf spirits. Live music keeps ears busy while minds engage in lively debates on matters of cigar etiquette, such as whether it’s most effective to put the lit or unlit end in your mouth. After a day of generating personal clouds, attendees can cut through the aromatic fog to receive more information about a free one-year membership to Cigar Rights of America.