A Day Out in Nashville: Oktoberfest and Ed Sheeran

Okay, so this one is going to be about more than just a day. It’s more of a day that lead into a night, that lead into a morning.  But, isn’t that the best kind?!

If you have been reading my blog you know my husband and I like to go on fun dates. We aren’t the “dinner and a movie” type. Not that there is anything wrong with that and we will do that ourselves occasionally. Right now, we are in a season of life where it’s just the two of us and our puppies, so we are taking advantage of it. 

Sometimes we plan things well in advance and other times we will just spontaneously decide to do something new and fun. This most recent outing was a combination of both planned and spur of the moment. 

Oktoberfest  

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If you had asked me three years ago, if I liked beer, I would have made gagging sounds and probably rolled my eyes. Then, I met my husband, and he introduced me to a type of beer that I had never tried before. Imported, craft beer. Now, I still rather have a fruity cocktail over a beer any day of the week, but I can actually say I enjoy the taste of a few select beers. So when my husband suggested we stop by Oktoberfest before the Ed Sheeran concert, I was totally game!

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I always enjoy festivals like this in Nashville. They are awesome for people watching and you know where ever there is beer, there are shenanigans! There were a lot of people in costumes and even some dogs were dressed up for the event. The worst part of Oktoberfest, were the lines. We knew there would be a crowd, but man it was painful to stand in those long lines for drinks and food. It was worth the wait though because everything was great. I had a big pretzel to try and soak up some of the beer and Justin had Sausage and fries. 

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Oktoberfest was a fun and yummy start to our evening! 

Ed Sheeran

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After finishing up at Oktoberfest, we grabbed a Lyft to lower Broadway. Our destination was Bridgestone Arena. We have seen so many concerts there together, that I have lost count of how many. I do know that this was our third time seeing Ed Sheeran. He has been my favorite artist since his “+” album came out. Justin and I danced to Thinking Out Loud at our wedding. I have made it my life goal to see him every time he comes to Nashville. 

As per usual, I sang until I lost my voice, and danced until my feet screamed at me to stop. 

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During the show he announced that he would be back in Nashville, next year (insert fan girl scream here), at Nissan Stadium! I knew he was doing a North American Stadium tour, but had been disappointed when I didn’t see Nashville in the list. This was a huge surprise to find out he would, in fact, be back in my city. He even came out for the encore sporting a Titans jersey. 

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Needless to say, I am pretty thrilled that I will be able to see him again in 2018! 

After spending the night living it up in the city, we were feeling pretty old and tired the next morning. A hangover cure was needed and that meant a filling breakfast and a big coffee. 

We were going to stop by Biscuit Love, seeing as we live here and have never been. Then, we remembered why we have never been and that’s because there is always a line of tourists outside, waiting. We needed nourishment fast, so we decided to try another place that was new to us: Milk & Honey.

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It was absolutely delicious! We both got breakfast sandwiches with home fries (potatoes) and they hit the spot. It was more food than I could even eat. My drink of choice was amazing too. The Dirty Chai Latte. A Chai tea Latte, with a shot of espresso. Yum! 

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We had a great weekend out in Nashville! Who says a date has to stop after a certain amount of time? The next time you have a date night, keep it going and see where the night takes you!

Until next time! 

Much Love,  

Kimberly