Glad you enjoyed the trip, BV. I've been to Nashville many times on criminal investigations and was quite disappointed by the downtown scene there. I didn't want to bring that up before you went, as I didn't want to hang a cloud over your trip; however, I'm really happy to see that your experience (and, apparently, the experiences of many others) was much more positive than mine.
Somehow, each time I tried to "experience" the main strip, I couldn't see past all the druggies and homeless men and women on the streets. Being from New York, I suppose I've always had a romanticized view of what Nashville is - and I always assumed it was a lot cleaner and safer than Manhattan. 'Turns out ANY city that creates magic has its dark side, too.
I guess in retrospect, it WAS really cool to walk those same sidewalks that so many legends have walked. Thanks for re-framing my view of this cool place.
Me with my first ukulele, a Junior Beatles model, in 1966. After Mom threw it down the stairs in a fit of rage, I became a drummer for life. At age 43, I bought my second uke...