… But don’t take my word. I got photographic evidence.
Photos by Digital Hairshirt, from our weekend adventures. Occupy Asheville and Occupy Charlotte coming soon.
I worked a couple of summers in Brevard, NC. I’d go into Ashville every once in a while on my day off. I learned real quick how weird it was. Hippies were everywhere. Drum circles in abundance. A friend once described it to me as the Eastcoast San Francisco.
At the time , when I lived in NC, they had a Wiccan mayor who would require the entire city to close early, and he would shut off all the lights in the town in order to celebrate some Wiccan feast day during the summer. Never believed it till one summer evening I saw signs on ever business saying they were closing early. After the closing time, the street lights were being turned off. I high tailed it out of there.
Ashville does have a great pizza and micro brewery place, Barley’s. The town had a few micro breweries, all of which I enjoyed.
Overall, The city scored high on the weirdness meter.
What is a drum circle? Tell me so that I will be the first person in Australia to know! lol
Can you imagine requiring the whole area shut down for a Catholic reason! lol
sounds kinda fun, actually. i love people watching. saw the bumper sticker on that bug asking, “where the hell is wall drug?” nice to see that again. i used to be stationed on south dakota (where wall drug is) and the pilots of my squadron had a tradition: wherever they were TDY (temporary duty) or on sorties with our tankers, they’d take the wall drug stickers, and post them in public places.
As a native of northern California now resident in NC, I hope I’ll be able to make the trip to Asheville soon. It’ll alleviate my homesickness.