Thursday, March 28th - We attended a Preds game and had lots of fun with our friend, Wayne, and his co-worker and friend, Devin, despite the 7-4 drubbing we took from the Phoenix Coyotes. We had another yummy dinner again in The Suite Spot on some fancy (but fair priced) concessions. We had great lower bowl seats.
|"Must go faster!!"|
|All aboard the Sushi Train!!|
Friday, April 5th - We caught opening night of Jurassic Park 3D IMAX at Opry Mills. This re-release of this classic film was great, and the 3D and IMAX conversions were excellent!
Friday, April 12th - One of our favorite bands, Alpha Rev, opened tonight for Ben Rector at The Cannery. It was a SOLD OUT show. Due to an early morning commitment we only stayed for a couple Rector songs but he sounds pretty good. Leaving when we did gave us the chance to meet Alpha Rev, lead singer, Casey McPherson, again, out at the merch table and we even let him sell us a T-shirt. On the star-watching front we saw, Clare Bowen, in the crowd at the show. She's the actress who plays "mumbling Scarlett" on the show Nashville. She's our least favorite character in the series, but it was kind of cool to see her in town taking in the sights and sounds of Music City.
|Multi-talented singer, songwriter, guitarist, band founder and leader and, yes, merch table vendor, Casey McPherson, gives Ashlee the soft sell on a sweet Alpha Rev T-shirt|
|Not exactly the message|
you want to see from the guy you've
got tickets to see sing that night.
photo courtesy of Jack's Mannequin
|The always-amazing Andrew McMahon|
We also had to sit through two ho-hum openers (an annoying trend in live music these days - I mean, thanks for the bargain of seeing three performers for one ticket price, but it's a week night and we need to get home at a decent hour for work the next day, and besides that, some of these opening folks ain't all that good). But holding out for Andy was worth it because his energy on stage quickly made it one of the best shows we've seen at 3rd and Lindsley.
|Photo courtesy of The Nashville Film Festival Facebook page|
Friday, April 19th - It was back to the Opry Mills IMAX tonight to catch opening night of the Tom Cruise sci-fi epic, Oblivion. It is an excellent film with a great story that really keeps you guessing plus solid acting by the entire case and some out-of-this-world (literally) special effects. Seeing it on the IMAX screen really does make a film an "event" instead of just "going to see a movie."