Project 365: September
September is the heart of football season, and I love it. This month included the kickoff of the college season, an amazing whirlwind trip to the Battle at Bristol, and three-state tour for work. All-in-all, it was a tremendously fun month both behind the lens and in person!
Favorite Shot this month: This was the scene at the Battle at Bristol as the Tennessee football took the Vol Walk east and tried to enter the stadium. I say “tried” because the crowd was so thick along the half-mile path that they team was delayed almost 30 minutes just getting there by bus. The band was unable to line the path, hence why you only see a few tubas playing Rocky Top, and the van carrying the cheerleaders and Smokey got stuck in a throng of people where they couldn’t get out until well after the Vol Walk was over.
It is evident that hosting the “World’s Largest College Football Game” came with a few logistical obstacles.
Something new this month: During a press trip through three states, I made my first-ever stop in Tupelo to pay homage to The King, Elvis Presley, and visit his birthplace. The Elvis venues are certainly worth seeing and provide a wonderful look into the boyhood home that helped shape Elvis into the world icon he became. The capper to the trip though came at lunch with Guy Harris, the boyhood best friend of Elvis. The opportunity to hear his stories, while sampling peanut butter and banana sandwiches is certainly not one that comes along every day!
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