Weekend Road Trip: Nashville
This past weekend we piled into the car with good friends for a quick, weekend road trip to Music City. I surprised myself and actually didn't take the hoard of photos I usually do. I suppose I was just having too much fun. Out of the group of six of us, I was the only one who had never visited NashVegas. I also was a The Lost Boys virgin and when our friends bought us tickets to see the flick on Friday night I was a little skeptical. So, I'm an idiot. It was ridiculously awesome, of course, and I want every outfit in the movie. I also want Jason Patric of 1987 to be my boyfriend (don't tell Brad). The icing on the cake was Corey Feldman showing up with his angels to plug his new music video. There's only so much I can take.
The weekend continued without plateau. On Saturday night we toured some honky-tonks on Broadway and I was reminded why I love country music so much. There was so much talent in every venue, one right after the other. I was floored when I had a conversation with one of the musicians and she said they only play for tips. But as the night went on I saw how many people grabbed their wallets and contributed. I observed even though St. Louis has a slew of amazing musical talent we, as a crowd, have some work to do in the fandom department. We all have busy lives and support of local artists is not always easy. But, remembering the cultural benefits that musicians add to our city might motivate us to be more supportive. I play music out all the time but after visiting Nashville I will make sure to get out more to actually see music.
Nashville is pretty awesome but the best part was spending time with good friends I've missed dearly. They were such amazing tour guides. Thanks Paul and Laura! On the sleepy drive home I couldn't help but think of one of my favorite quotes, "We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other," Hemingway.
Well, Nashville is not cheap. But who's counting? We had way too much fun to care.