Whenever I mention to someone that I go to school in Nashville, I receive the same “I’m sorry” look and then am asked if I like line dancing. These people’s assumptions could not be further from the truth. There is a huge amount going on in Nashville, and it isn’t very hard to get plugged into the scene because Vanderbilt students take full advantage of it. Thursday nights are packed as usual at the fraternity houses, and cab after cab can be found leaving campus taking students to the various clubs and bars Nashville has to offer.
The only problem with the nightlife is that there isn’t a huge amount going on for the under-21 crowd. Every year, a “freshman club” will serve underage, but before long, they get shut down. As a result, a very large portion of the Vanderbilt student body has fake IDs. For the most part, the clubs in Nashville aren’t that strict. Age is really more or less a formality to them, since you’ll be dropping money into their pockets, regardless of how old you are.