Originally Posted by EvanW
I was just wondering when/how you guys went about your first hookah experience?
For me, it was only about 2 months ago. I was up at college when one of my friends, future suite-mate, told me we should hookah. I had never smoked ANYTHING until this day, and I was nervous! Needless to say, I enjoyed it a TON, and now I'm here!
Not a terribly in depth story, but it's all I've got
Don't try and smoke anything else! Hookah has officially ruined all other kinds of smoking for you. Lol
For me, I was a naysayer. I used to mentor a group of high school kids and as they got to be juniors and seniors, they started to frequent a local hookah bar (this particular bar is actually kind of gross, though I wouldn't have known the difference at the time). I'd always give them a hard time about it because I didn't understand the culture or why exactly they enjoyed it so much.
Well, flash foreword a few years, several major life (and idealogical changes) had taken place and I found myself in a friends garage which he'd redone into a little hookah lounge with couches and christmas lights and interesting tapestries. We smoked out of a 24" Mya and I thought this thing looked incredible (in fact, it still looks quite nice). I was still skeptical because of my past, unfounded, opinions. But, reluctantly I tried it. And of course, to my surprise, it was nothing
like what I expected. It was smooth and flavorful and I didn't experience any kind of chemical euphoria.
A week later I bought a pipe from Sahara Smoke, which I promptly returned when it arrived and I discovered (even as a novice smoker) that it was garbage. I then found Hookah-Shisha and bought a Mya Paragon (which I still have and love) and I have been smoking and collecting ever since.