I was sitting in the Philadelphia airport at the bar having a beer before my flight, when I heard a couple talking about the International Flower Show and the Man Cave room. I was on my way to a bachelor party weekend in Vegas, but wanted to see what a Man Cave at a flower show was all about. So I checked on google to see how long the show was in town. The last day of the flower show was on Sunday when I returned, since I my return flight got me back in town around 3:00 I decided I would swing by the Philly Convention Center to check it out.
There is an unspoken rule that no flowers should exist in the Man Cave, so the last place you would expect to see a Man Cave is at a flower show – Right? The Philadelphia International Flower Show decided having a Man Cave room at their show would be a great idea for those guys that were dragged to the show by their wife or girlfriend. As it turned out, the Man Cave in room 204B was always full and easily the most popular place to be at the flower show.
Room 204B had beer, 100-inch screen TV, theater seating, and 2 poker and black jack tables. To complete the room there was simulated golf and video game stations. There is no doubt that 204B had all the basic essentials to be considered a Man Cave even though there were flowers in the room. There were even addition flat screens at the bar area so that you didn’t miss any of the NCAA tourney conference basketball games that were on when you wanted to grab another beer.
There seems to be a trend of these outside the basement man caves showing up in malls also. IKEA has a man room area called Manland in some of their stores to take care of the man who would rather be at home watching the game in his recliner instead of tagging along with his wife shopping. I’ve even noticed flat screens with ESPN on around the ladies fitting rooms where men congregate waiting for their wife or girlfriend to finish trying on lots of clothes. A Milwaukee Macy’s even renovated their waiting area for men to look more like a cozy den complete with fireplace, leather couches and flatscreen TVs.