Good morning, Nashville. If this doesn’t brighten up your Monday, we don’t know what will: A flash mob took over Broadway for a street performance of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” on Friday night, and we are so happy that there’s a video (and another video). Led by local musician Trent Dabbs, about 100 people showed up to participate, including Laura Bell Bundy. Things we learned from the news report: No one got run over, “it was like, so cool,” and goshdarnit, social media does it again.
- Poor Amerigo. A taxi crashed through Amerigo’s front window early this morning after being sideswiped by an SUV that did not stop at the scene of the accident. Get better soon, Amerigo!
- Leaky fountain. Metro Parks & Rec got quite the surprise when they received a $16,000 water bill for the fountain in Public Square Park, which is apparently leaking thousands of gallons of water and may require uprooting the entire fountain to fix the leak. And you thought your water bill was bad!
- Bits & pieces. Mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus were trapped in North Nashville … MTA is holding a meeting on Thursday night to review options to improve transportation along the Broadway – West End corridor … Metro Nashville approved a $2 million building permit for Opry Mills’ Aquarium restaurant (hey, remember those piranha rumors?) … Miss Tennessee took first runner-up in the Miss USA pageant last night … Nashville’s newest jail is LEED certified, with solar panels, low-flow plumbing, parking for alternative energy vehicles and a recycling program … It’s going to be hot today.
Photo via Twitter by Lyndsay Rush.
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