Honkey Tonkin’ Nashville


We headed in to Nashville for the evening to partake in some good music and fun.  The city is pretty easy to get around, and we found the happening street, Broadway, very quickly.  We were actually camping near the Grand Ole Oprey, but I wanted to go into town, and wasn’t too interested in going to all the weird touristy stuff around the Oprey.

The whole of Broadway was super packed with tourists and locals, and a lot of shiny light-up signs.  It was madness, every bar had music and a lot of people, so it was really hard to tell which one was better.  The first bar we went in to, well, it wasn’t one of the better ones.  The beer is super expensive too!  We listened to a few songs, cringed a bit, and were puzzled by why everyone was seemingly really into it.

We had plans to move further down the street, but when walking by a bar next door, the bouncer said “THE BEST BAND IN ALL OF NASHVILLE RIGHT HERE” and I’m all “OF COURSE YOU ARE TELLING THE TRUTH!  I WILL GO IN RIGHT NOW!”.  Usually, we all know how this ends.  BUT NOT THIS TIME!  HE WAS RIGHT.  We watched Brandi Thornton at the Second Fiddle, and she was pretty spectacular.  There were a lot of locals there so I know it wasn’t just a tourist trap (though, there were tourists too.  My favorite was a Japanese man who sincerely looked like he had died and gone to heaven, shouting and hollering and having a spectacular time.)

It was hard to tear away from Brandi, but we wandered around a bit more, watching everyone and their brother on the street playing music, an assortment of talents and voices, and found some less touristy bars.  It was a really nice night, and I’m glad we decided to stick it out instead of thinking it was all tourist crap. The river area was very pretty too, lovely to see the barges in action!  I love barges.

We were going to stay one night in Memphis, but again, the hotels that were cheaper were all super outside of town and I didn’t fancy driving that far so we thought we’d go to Memphis for lunch, and then go to MISSISSIPPI for the evening, which is what I’ve been dying to do for the whole trip.  I am so excited to visit the state which I enjoy spelling so much!

 

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