Down in the dirty south
Atlanta Travel Blog› entry 12 of 15 › view all entries
After getting away from the MASSIVE mountains of Tennessee (coughsarcasmcough), and apparently crossing into Alabama at some point in time, I arrive in the dirty south. ATL, represent! Since before I left, everyone has told me how horrible the traffic in Atlanta would be, but I rolled into town with no issues whatsoever. On a Monday, even. I found my place for the night fairly easily; it was less that 2 blocks from downtown and right off a main road. After bringing my equipment inside and taking a quick shower, my CSing host and I headed off to meet a fellow Couch Surfer at a place called Eddie's Attic. Apparently people travel for hundreds of miles to take a crack at the $60 weekly prize because they have a final showcase where all the winners compete for $1000.
The people who were rocking out on stage were pretty decent, some played strictly musical sets on guitar, others sang and played the piano, and there were a few duos. The best set was done by two older gentlemen who played a slow folky tune and sang about biscuits.
On the way back to the house, my host showed me around the Little 5 Points section of Atlanta and let me know where to go hunting for graffiti. Atlanta is literally covered in art; I could have spend days photographing the hundreds of murals, throws, stencils, stickers and wheatpaste that were around. I flicked a few walls and then we headed back to the house. Since it was closing in on 3AM, I crashed out on the futon and caught some shut-eye.
Tomorrow: Graffiti Hunting I Go.