Nashville May 20, 2017
15 Mistakes Every Nashvillian Has Made At Least Once
Oh, Nashville. City of transplants, city of die-hard natives. It’s a place that so many people dream of and aspire to, a Middle Tennessee gem that offers so much to the newcomer and local alike. There are, however, a couple of mistakes that every Nashvillian has made at least once…and they’re sure to make you laugh out loud. Whether you’re born-and-bred in Tennessee or made your way here via some hometown or another, we’ve got you pinned. Maybe.
15. You best not be scared of firearms.
We're proud supporters of the 2nd amendment - it's #2 for a reason, you know.
14. Don't go out in the snow!
Nashville gets such little snow that it does become difficult to traverse in the wintertime. The roads get scary and the drivers even scarier, so do everyone a favor and curl up at home.
13. Football ain't a joke, guys.
Wear your orange and block out the weekend because we have some of our good ol' boys to cheer on.
12. Don't try to buy alcohol on a Sunday!
It's not allowed, and you'll just get real embarrassed at Kroger if you try. You can snag a beer but that wine is OFF the table.
11. Assuming you're talking to a Nashville native.
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Probably not. Finding a TRUE Nashvillian is like finding a unicorn, because Music City has become quite the spot for transplants. It's a transient city, here to settle down the nomad.
10. When people say they're, "writers" they mean…
...songwriters. Did you get it right?! Put that novel away and start writing up some sheet music, now.
9. Expecting unsweetened iced tea.
Why would you expect anything BUT sweetened tea? Don't be ridiculous.
8. Calling Hattie B's the, "real deal."
Nah. It's good, but you should head over to Prince's Hot Chicken Shack for something good and spicy.
7. Paying for music.
We have a MILLION free shows and festivals going on, all the time. You just have to put in a little elbow grease to find the right one that works with your schedule - put that wallet away!
6. Expecting ONLY country music.
Justin Timberlake and Usher have recorded in Nashville, as well as just about any other artist you hear on the radio.
5. Sticking to the highway.
Learn the backroads or die on the highway. That's all we have to say about that one. Nashville's infrastructure has strained over the last couple of years as massive amounts of newcomers have made Music City their home.
4. Banking on the weather.
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It changes. All. The. Time. Don't place your hopes in the weather, folks - and always have a plan B!
3. Spending your mortgage payment on coffee at Barista Parlor.
It's extremely expensive. As an experience this makes sense, but we'd recommend trying out Crema or even getting off your high horse and heading to Starbucks. Caffeine is caffeine, you know.
2. Waiting in line FOREVER at Biscuit Love.
Ah, yes. Newbie mistake - you should either show up WAY early or go during the week. Learn to work those crowds, folks.
1. Hanging out on Broadway…at night.
You do this once or twice, and then the only time you return is if you're looking to get hammered or just got lost. Sorry...this is not a repeat.
Did you find any of these to be true? We think they’re pretty dead on!
PS: You should check out these
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