Where to Stay in Charlotte, NC?
The huz and I are talking about taking a long weekend to go see Great Big Sea play Charlotte, North Carolina in April.
If you don't know Great Big Sea, you're missing out. I first heard them live in a small club in Kelowna, BC around 1996. A friend I met on a production of The Wiz lived in a house full of expat Nova Scotians, and they'd all spent their college years listening to GBS play local pubs on regional maritime tours. GBS put on an incredible, high-energy show; everyone danced so hard that the speakers *bounced* up and down (beware dancing maritimers, I tell you); and my friend's cute roommate paid for my ticket, now that I think of it. I've been a huge fan of GBS's Newfoundland-flavoured celtic rock ever since. (True confessions: back in my single days, I wouldn't have minded if any of them had followed me home, either. But, before Alexander asks, they didn't. On the other hand, I didn't fare so badly with the friend's cute roommate.) I narrowly missed a chance to see them play in Dallas a few years back--I didn't think my recently sprained ankle would survive a packed nightclub, let alone manic dancing--so my fingers are crossed that we can put a weekend together for their Charlotte show.
If you don't know their music, Great Big Sea is now podcasting - check it out.
So, my question for you is, can anyone recommend a good place to stay in Charlotte? We're partial to Bed & Breakfasts, and independent (i.e., non-chain) places to stay.
And speaking of vacations! Great Big Sea is holding a contest to promote their current tour, with a grand prize of a trip for 2 to Newfoundland and Labrador. I've been to the other nine provinces, but I haven't been to any of the territories or to the Rock yet, so my fingers are crossed. But go ahead and enter--if I don't win, I'd love to see the trip go to one of you.
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