After the museum I checked out Central BBQ, which is located across the street from the Civil Rights Museum. Many told me it was the best rib joint in town. I found nothing to disprove what I was told.
On my way to the arena, I saw a billow of smoke and ended up watching a fire for an hour.
With time to spare, I went back to Beale Street and took in the atmosphere one last time. In the light of day of a Saturday afternoon, it was still wild and entertaining. The music was blaring from the juke joints and drinks were flowing.
But you also saw the poverty that inhabits the city and what people will do for money. Watching a woman in her 50s twirl a hand made wooden baton hoping people would toss her spare change as they laughed at her was a painful sight.
Memphis is an amazing city. It has its good, bad and humorous characteristics. But more than anything else, always entertaining.
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