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: for $75, you get one ticket to the New England Cigar Expo on Saturday, October 15, at the Rhode Island Convention Center (a $150 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 sample 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. While not included in the Groupon, attendees also receive more information about a free one-year membership to the Cigar Rights of America at the event.
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