Trump Takes Nashville, Sort Of
By Margaret Renkl
The New York Times, 17 March 2017

NASHVILLE — “Fight the power,” the Facebook message said. “Get two tix for Donald and let the place stay empty!”

I clicked the link, and that’s how I learned that the president of the United States was coming to Nashville. As with so many of these scattershot acts of resistance, the call to reserve tickets and leave the seats unoccupied seemed pointless for a first-come-first-served event issuing unlimited tickets. I made my reservations anyway on the off chance I was wrong. Then I thought, “I should just go.”