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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cry-Over City: The 17 Best Places to Cry in St. Louis

Posted By on Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 7:00 AM

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  • She's crying because her friends keep calling it Panera instead of St. Louis Bread Company.

Whether you're sniffling or sobbing, blubbering or bawling, everyone needs a good cry in public sometimes. Break-ups, student loans, layoffs, the death of a pet -- any of these can throw us into a full-blown crying jag.

So when the tears threaten to take over, don't run to your car and hide. Embrace your emotions and weep your way to one of these spots.

Here are Daily RFT's picks for top places to cry in St. Louis:

At the foot of the Stan the Man statue.

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You can pretend you're mourning his death. Hell, if you're a real St. Louisan, you probably still are mourning his death.

The Farrell Auditorium bathrooms at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

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Tucked away on the bottom level, no one will be able to hear you bawl. Plus, when you're ready to emerge from your crying session, you can cheer yourself up by visiting the ancient Egyptian mummy exhibit.

Sandrina's at 2:50 a.m.

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Everyone else is.

A Rams game.


Just vaguely gesture toward the field if anyone asks why you're bawling.

The plane on top of the City Museum.

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Or anywhere else inside the museum. There are a lot of private corners to hide and cry.

The jury duty lobby at the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri.

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Especially in the bathrooms.

In the spot where your tour van used to be.

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So sad.

Into a slice of St. Louis-style pizza.

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Disguise your snot in the Provel cheese.

More places to cry on page two!

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