Nashville, the “Las Vegas of the South,” is the new hot mecca for bachelorette parties. It is also, for one weekend only, a temporary mecca for NFL and college football fans from around the country during the 2019 NFL draft.
You can imagine that one of these groups was none too happy when they found out about the other. That was “breaking news” only days ago to the brides and one particular bridal party is vowing retribution before the real vows.
Cyndi and Cara are NOT cheering
The most prominent people in the entire charade are Cyndi and Cara, two women who wanted to have a “Nash Bash” but then the big ’ole NFL swept in last minute, they seem to think, and stole their ability to have fun.
Cara Tabor is the bride-to-be and recognizes the influx of fans excited or angry at their teams will impact her special weekend.
“It just changes like the crowd, like what you’re here for. Like, I don’t want to hang out with a bunch of football guys,” she told Fox 17 in Nashville. "Nope, I’m good. I already have to watch football on Sundays. I don’t need to see any more of that.”
(There’s no football being played this weekend, but that’s besides the point.)
Her bridesmaid, Cyndi Lundeberg, is furious. The Las Vegas journalist said she just found out. And her husband may feel the repercussions.
“The person who’s gonna pay for this is my husband when I refuse to watch football the entire season... I’m talking no Super Bowl. Nope ... because you get married once. How often does the draft happen? Every year,” she told Fox 17.
She then took it hundreds of steps further with a cringe-worthy comparison.
You’re clearly staying in a hotel with more food options than a lonely cheese-on-bread. You’re fine.
The NFL announced Nashville as the site of the draft in May of last year. The city was a finalist for the event for months leading up to the decision, so those planning the parties should have known there was a chance.
And where are these husbands and significant others who are apparently sports fans? No one gave them a friendly heads up they were en route to an NFL soiree 300,000 strong?
Programming note: 2020 NFL draft
If you’d like to avoid a vow of retribution months before tying the knot, please alert your significant other the 2020 NFL draft is in Las Vegas. Of all places. (Cyndi, take note of what’s coming to your city.)
Not everyone took the news as poorly in Nashville as Cyndi and Cara. One bride told Fox 17 she was OK with a two-hour Uber ride if that’s what it takes. Her bridal party seemed the most fun-loving about the situation, joking about fighting people off if necessary.
“It is what it is,” one woman said.
But really, mark your calendars.
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