Mike Sudhalter | June 12, 2007
Leaving Nashville was pretty difficult because it was one of the best trips I've done over the last decade. And I wish the flight home went as smooth as the trip itself.
There was a flight delay from Denver to Sacramento, and as a result, we received free television on our last leg of the trip.
During that return flight, I started thinking about some of the fun and interesting things about Nashville.
I was really glad to see that street vendors were selling ice water for $1. With the public demand, they could have charged $4 or $5 and it would have sold like hot cakes. It's rare to see people do something so classy at such a major event.
The Road Hammers, a Canadian country band, were throwing their CDs out to a few lucky fans. I'm glad I made that athletic, one-hand grab because these guys are much more than just truck drivin' music.
I visited with a couple of Metro Nashville police officers who were on horseback patrol. I told them to keep their horses away from Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney. They smiled back and said horse thieves in Nashville face tougher consequences than in the north.
Finally, the beer at LP Field was $7, but that didn't stop my friend Dan from Australia from downing what seemed like a half-dozen longnecks.
"You've got to have beer, mate", he said.