Nashville December 06, 2017
11 Foolproof Ways To Spot An Imposter In Nashville
Nashville has become quite a hot spot for tourists, and sometimes it can get downright confusing to locals and visitors alike. Who should be asked for directions…? Is that a native or a tourist? How many people actually know how to pronounce, “Demonbreun”? We decided to help you out a bit with the following guide, friends. There shall be no confusion henceforth! Venture onward with confidence, dear ones.
11. Did you use your turn signal!?
Tourists tend to be the better drivers in Nashville probably because they actually went through driver's ed. So if they're using a turn signal our best bet is that you're from out of town.
10. Bachelorette Parties.
They're the bane of Music City's existence, and we'll never quite get over that kistchy, "NashVegas" term. Ugh.
9. Just head to Tootsie's - it's where they congregate.
To give Tootsie's a break, it is a world-renowned and historic bar, but nowadays the tiny space is flush with tourists.
8. No one should be on a Segway. Ever.
But if you're a tourist in Nashville, you're bound to be on one at one point or another. Yikes.
7. Unsweetened tea is a dead giveaway.
It's sweet or die, folks.
6. Ah - don't apporach that global celebrity!
Celebrities move here for a reason: to be treated like a normal human. Whether you run into Nicole Kidman or Taylor Swift, just chill out and let them buy their single-origin coffee in peace.
5. Are they taking pictures with the Gulch Angel Wings…?
Dead ringer. No.
4. Or even if they're on the hunt for Nashville murals.
We have quite a few because we're a city of artists, but most locals see them on their way to work so there's no intense need to stop and take a shot for the Insta.
3. Are they in a bar on Broadway?
This is really a huge giveaway. There are a few locals that like to gawk at the tourists and their crazy cowboy outfits, but we'd much rather hit up our local bar close to home.
2. You hear them raving about Hattie B's.
We get it, our hot chicken is killer. But we have our own hole-in-the-wall spot that doesn't require us to push through hordes of tourists waiting to get their mouth burned off.
1. They're wearing cowboy boots downtown.
Real Nashvillians wear cowboy boots because they have actual WORK to DO that REQUIRES them. We're not just chillin' in a bar on Broadway at 2pm on a weekday. Nope.
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