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Bachelorette parties in Nashville, Tennessee, say the NFL draft is ruining their weekend.
Nashville has become a hotspot for bachelorette parties in recent years, but it appears that many groups didn’t check what was happening in the city before booking plans for this weekend.
The NFL draft has blocked off much of Nashville’s downtown to accommodate guests, and women in town for bachelorette parties have been forced to make new plans.
“The person that’s going to pay for this is my husband when I refuse to watch football the entire season,” one bridesmaid, identified only as Cyndi, told Fox 17 in Nashville. “Like I’m talking no Super Bowl. Because you get married once — how often does the draft happen?”
The draft blocked the classic pedal taverns off of Nashville’s popular Broadway street, closed several roads, and filled the city’s streets with NFL fans and players.
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Numerous honky-tonks are closed and reserved to private parties, The Tennessean reported.
The Nashville Scene reported that kayak and canoe tours were barred from using the river in areas near Nashville’s downtown for the duration of the three-day draft.
The bride Cyndi was with, identified only as Cara, told Fox 17 that her group wanted to “listen to country music, not hang out with football boys.”
Other women told local media that they learned about the draft just days before heading to Nashville, with one saying the news made her want to cry.
Still, the women planned to fight their way through crowds to have a good time.
“If we have to wait two hours to Uber, we’ll do it. It is what it is,” one party told Fox 17, while another said they’d “use our elbows” if needed.
The NFL declined to comment to INSIDER about the situation.
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