You went to the Tennessee Titans football game and it was a good thing that the hostel that you were staying in was close by , with all the tailgate parties you went to before and AFTER the game .
You lost count of how many racoons that you’ve seen since you’ve been in Nashville .
No surprise really , as racoons are found all over the state .
The mascot of the Titans is a racoon for goodness sake .
But that was yesterday .
Earlier today you went to the building in town known as ” The Parthenon ” .
It’s the replica of The Parthenon in Athens , Greece .
It’s located on the campus of Vanderbilt University .
In keeping with the Country Music theme of the , when you saw this replica of the Parthenon , you thought of that song by Shania Twain .
” That don’t impress me much . ”
You still want to know why Nashville is known as ” The Athens of The South ” , because the only thing to remind you of Ancient Greece is this replica of the Parthenon .
You don’t have time to think about that question right now , your 30 Plus Teams Tour of Music City is really getting into high gear now .
You and one of the girls you met at the hostel are going to Bridgestone Arena for a Nashville Predators hockey game .
You brought your ticket before you left St. Louis , but your hostel mate doesn’t have her ticket yet .
Luckily the game wasn’t sold out and it wasn’t crowded , so the two of you sat a row behind each other .
It was your first time in the arena nicknamed ” Smashville ” .
You even received a bobble head doll of one of the Nashville players as a souvenir when you first entered the building .
You can see why this place is nicknamed ” Smashville ” .
That’s not a marketing slogan .
Once the game began , it sounded as though sticks , gloves , bodies and whatever wasn’t nailed down to the ice was flying all over the ice .
You were 15 rows away from the ice but you could feel everything .
During the game , you and your hostel mate looked up in time to see the Nashville mascot , Gnash, sneak up to a fan wearing the opposing team’s jersey and hit them in the face with a pie, much to the delight of the
Predators fans .
As for the entertainment between periods, this is Music City , don’t expect to see people trying to win a car or truck , or little children playing hockey .
No, you’re going to get a country music concert to get the crowd even more hyped.
As if they weren’t excited before , you think .
This is Nashville , people .
It’s all about the music even in between periods of a hockey game .
Forget about having some catchy tune when the team scores a goal , also .
Right there on the big jumbotron, wearing a bright yellow and blue Nashville Predators hockey jersey is singer Tim Mcgraw .
The song he’s singing could also describe just how you feel about your 30 Plus Teams Tour of Nashville :
” I LIKE IT !
I LOVE IT!
I WANT SOME MORE OF IT! ”