Good morning, Nashville. CMApocalypse is really sneaking up on us this year, and we’d almost forgotten about it until we saw the news this morning that more than 40,000 rabid country music fans are expected to descend upon our fair city for the festival next weekend and 30,000 of them are expected to be filling up the hotels downtown. How fast can we plan a weekend getaway, right? Okay, we kid; Nashville wouldn’t be Nashville without the tourists, and heck, we welcome any excuse to bust out the CMApocalypse bingo (feel free to make your own and send them our way!) Either way, keep an ear to Nashvillest over the next couple of days and we’ll do our best to get you through it.
- Strung along. Vince Young is tired of sitting on the bench and being upstaged by crooning quarterback Kerry Collins, and he’s sending a loud message to the Titans that he either wants to be in the game or peace out. Coach Fisher insists that VY® will eventually be the starter but that Collins will most likely start 2009.
- Getting nasty in Green Hills. The Green Hills Mall parking garage is becoming quite the hotbed for violent crime in Nashville, the latest installment being the 18-year old kid who was mugged and then stuffed into the trunk of his car while waiting for AAA yesterday afternoon, in broad daylight.
- Bits & pieces. We’re not sure we’ve ever seen a car booted in Nashville, but thanks to a new city law, Metro police are the only ones who can do it now … A Hume-Fogg senior is stepping up in defense of the ACLU’s lawsuit against Metro schools for blocking GLBT websites on school computers … A US Senate committee has set a June 16 hearing to investigate the whole “Oops, we just infected some patients with HIV and Hepatitis” situation with the VA hospitals around here.
A year ago on Nashvillest: We battened down the hatches for the start of the CMA fest invasion, scratched our heads at the thought of An Inconvenient Truth: The Opera, and won some awards with our urinals.
Photo by Brandon James.