Nashville May 29, 2017
11 Awkward Moments Every Nashvillian Has Endured At Least Once
Nashville is a quirky town. A new, “It” city that doesn’t pivot on high end city culture, but rather emphasizes the family and the home and a booming, independent economy. It’s a stand out spot in the south for its progressive attitudes with hometown roots, city livin’ with a bit of twang. Whether you’re from the city and have watched it change and morph over the last couple of years or if you’re merely a transplant (it’s all good, lame-o’s – me too) you may have experienced one of these awkward moments at least a few times. Maybe more.
11. When you dress for the sun, and end up in the rain.
Nashville loves to switch up the weather on us, especially during the summertime. It makes wedding planning an absolute MONSTER and should hopefully have you keeping a spare jacket in the car.
10. Admitting you don't own a pair of cowboy boots.
It's alright, you don't have to - but most people just take it for granted that you boast a walk-in closet of the duds. We can appreciate a pair of solid boots on our farmers and folks who cull our ever expansive fields, but if you're in the city you're most likely to find 'em on a tourist.
9. And you really don't care for hot chicken.
Fried chicken, normal, non-tongue burning fried chicken is a classic and a favorite amongst a majority of Nashvillians. You just can't beat mama's good cookin'!
8. Orrrr you cheer for your home team.
Yikes! This is a rough one. Nashville is full of transplants, so the city doesn't bleed orange or completely cheer for the Preds. It can ruffle some feathers, and you have to be respectful of locals and newbies alike. But you may want to watch what you wear on game day...words of wisdom, you know.
7. Even worse: you forget to wear orange on game day.
You are NOT going to fit in with this crowd, and that is to your detriment. All the best.
6. Or you expect coffee to be somewhat cheap.
Nashville has become a hub for millennial coffee culture, and unfortunately that means the cost of a cup of joe has been jacked up exponentially. Starbucks now sounds like a DEAL.
5. When you still haven't been to the Country Music Hall of Fame…?
And don't really care to. This is a "tourist" attraction for a reason, and through we're proud of our folks and our history, it's pretty rare that you'll find a Tennessean hemming and hawing their way through the museum. We infiltrated with music history like osmosis - it's in our bones.
4. When you see your favorite celebrity and can't freak out.
Because it's Nashville and this is where folks come to chill out - not be harassed. Taylor Swift has made news recently for her hideaway in her adopted hometown, and Reese Witherspoon visits her mother fairly frequently in the Belle Meade area. Still - leave 'em alone. They're people, you're a person. Everyone is cool and the same.
3. Assuming you're a native…but you were born elsewhere.
Hey, it's okay - I feel this one, too. Finding a true blue Nashvillian is like finding a unicorn, but they are still the only people that have the honor of being, "locals." Their hometown exploded around them and they stayed, and there's pride in that.
2. Don't assume you'll get through traffic in time for church.
Leave a couple minutes early, because MAN it gets awkward when you have to walk in during the middle of worship - or worse, communion. Do us all a favor and buckle up five minutes earlier. You'll be thankful!
1. The moment you give in and try a bushwacker.
And realize it is AMAZING. Who doesn't love a spiked milkshake, basically?! They're frosty and wildly enjoyable but super embarrassing to order, so maybe hit up the bar with a group of friends that won't judge. We can't speak for the guys at the table next to you, but who cares? Not us.
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