26 June 2008

Music City Highlights

I'm baaack ... from my four-day conference in Nashville. Despite how ready I was to come home, I can't wait to go back. (To the city, the conference was Dullsville.)

Here are some highlights and observations about the home of country music:
  • It's in a different time zone than us. Who knew?
  • Nashville is officially 'the South'. And I love southern accents.
  • I didn't see any country stars, but Michelle Branch's people and equipment were on my plane.
  • A woman at Arby's called me 'babe'. Then 'ma'am'. I kinda preferred 'babe'.
  • Nashville isn't flat. It's not in the mountains, is it? (Kidding. It's in the Rockies, right?)
  • I could not live in Nashville. I'd be an alcoholic. Seriously. You put me and live music, especially country music, in one place and it's over. I'd be downtown every night, drinking, dancing and listening to country music.
  • I was amazed that on a Monday night, in bars without covers no less, you can find some outstanding music. I know it's Nashville and all, but I thought they'd save their heavy hitters for the weekend. Nope.
  • I think I got hit on by a cowboy. He asked me for a lighter, but I didn't have one. Then he asked if my boyfriend smoked. I said, no, my husband, doesn't. Then he left. It's OK. He was young and not that attractive. (I know what you're thinking, an unattractive cowboy? Yeah, I didn't know they existed either.)
  • It's humid in Nashville.
The highlight of the trip was definitely getting to see the city. I've always wanted to go there and can't wait to go back, perhaps when it's a little cooler.

2 comments:

Sad Panda said...

I've always considered going to Nashville but I never knew whether it would be a fun trip. I think it would be based on your description!

Anonymous said...

THEY ARE "CUNTRY" (YOU LIKE THAT RIGHT):) HOW MUCH MORE UNATTRACTIVE COULD THAT GET?
P.S. NOW "CUNTRY" ON A HARLEY? THEN MAYBE JUST MAYBE. LMAO... :) I WOULD PROBABLY LOOK LIKE YOU ON TUESDAY NIGHT WATCHING WIPEOUT.. QUESTION IS ARE YOU STILL ON YOUR OFFICE CHAIR OR DID YOU SPIT OUT WHATEVER YOU HAD IN YOUR MOUTH:)

:)
LOVE YA
-T-