Good morning, Nashville. Whether you were out chasing down one of the elusive Beastie Boys rumors (wait, was that just us?) or getting evacuated from LP Field along with 50,000 of your closest friends, last night was pretty rough all around. Storms rolled into the area around 11pm while Reba was onstage, and heavy rains and lightning and the possibility of tornaders forced officials to evacuate the stadium. At 12:15, things cleared up and the show went on. If ponchos and soggy tourists were on our CMApocalypse Bingo board, we would’ve totally won by now.
- No more calorie info. In an effort to salvage obesity in Tennessee, the state House passed a bill yesterday that makes it illegal for non-elected boards (you know, like the Metro Board of Health) to require restaurants to post nutritional information. This means that the ordinance passed in Davidson County a few months ago no longer goes.
- We are shocked… shocked! Police busted a car full of folks who were headed to Bonnaroo with a pile of “peanut drugger cups,” or peanut butter and chocolate cupcakey things laced with mushrooms. From the article: “Drug agents said it was exceedingly rare to have a drug bust involving hallucinogenic mushrooms in this area, but Bonnaroo can draw a different type of crowd.” Heh.
- Bits & pieces. They may get busted for lots of drugs, but at least Bonnaroo fans are helping out the local economy … The unfinished construction project along West End has officially been dubbed “Lake Palmer,” thanks to the massive amount of rain we’ve gotten … Almost 20,000 people in Nashville aren’t ready for the digital TV switch that’s happening today … If driving on brand new slabs of pavement is your thing, take a road trip to Knoxville today. And oh yeah, that awful I-40 project is done!
A year ago on Nashvillest. We warned you about a giant truck full of military antennas making its way super-slowly across Tennessee, bragged about our children’s hospital and lamented our #4 ranking for violent crime, entertained you with a corny pun, took a look at RTA’s rideshare program, and hid from the killer tomatoes.
Photo by aftershow.