Besides Richmond, the other city choices were:
- Chattanooga, TN
- Asheville, NC
- Burlington, VT
- Detroit, MI
- Pittsburgh, PA
It seems they think Austin, TX is loosing it’s edge, so it wasn’t even a choice. Richmond won with 72% of the votes.
Here’s what they had to say about Richmond at the site –
The Rumpus named Richmond one of the most inhabitable hipster cities for post-graduates (and it seems like every indie band you meet is from here).
Is that supposed to be a good thing?
Anyway..bring on the Music Festivals!
I already highly recommend the Watermelon Fest in the ‘hip’ neighborhood of Carytown.