Occasionally, one must take a step back to gain a more clear vision of a situation. In any industry, people within the field have a different understanding and perspective of those looking in–sometimes vastly different. The awe inspiring, massive display filled halls that are a trademark of every NAMM show can be overwhelming to the uninitiated. Over time, people in the music industry can become desensitized or even jaded to the incredible and unique experience. At the Summer 2014 NAMM Show, we were lucky enough to have Sam Dennis join us. Sam is a Freshman at the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University in California, and joined us to experience all that NAMM and Nashville had to offer. We were thrilled to have him join us and enjoyed his synopsis and photos which we posted below:
A big, brand name of a city with a small town feel is the best possible way to describe Nashville. From seeing the Parthenon and enjoying a beautiful day in the park, to taking a stroll through the Country Music Hall of Fame, to walking around Broadway for a night full of music, there’s always something fun and exciting to do. The food is authentic, the people are generous, there’s an abundance of cowboy boots, the streets are safe – and now, once every summer, you can enjoy the National Association of Music Merchants convention in the state of the art Music City Center. Talk about a great city! Artists and music lovers from all over come to the city and pack into the NAMM show. Everyone you see and meet is a character in their own right: from Heavy Metal guitarists to keyboard salesmen, the possibility of making connections and friends is endless. And travel is a piece of cake. The small, versatile Nashville airport is as simple as it gets. Going is definitely a collection of memories you won’t be able to forget!–Sam Dennis
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