Inspired by the fact that I had a free hotel room, I returned to Memphis for a Diana Ross concert. Not just any concert but an outdoor venue, the Memphis Botanical Gardens. Many sights to be seen along the way too, like the “Confederate Flag Roadside Boutique”.
Belzoni, Miss'ippi, the poorest place on Earth where they show pride by hand painting the street markers on MLK drive.
The Tina Turner Highway!
Which reminds me of my oft used pick up line while there...
“Are you from Tennessee?”
“Cause YOU the only ten I see...”
Still haven’t worked up the nerve or the cash to actually go inside Graceland. I’m afraid. I’m afraid I’ll find Lisa Marie there. Strung out in the Jungle Room.
We arrived at the concert with plenty of beer and sat way in the back. Which made it easy to roam around during the concert and lurk in the Botanical nooks and crannies. “Reach out and touch...some lonely man...make his world a better place...with your hand...”
You know that Diana Ross is really tiny in person. From where I was seated way in the back, I would swear that she was only about a half inch tall. And weighed at the most about a quarter ounce.
Tiny Diana Ross
By the way, this is how a STAR exits a venue.