First it was the retirees, then Rolling Stone encouraged more freaks to come, then we voted ourselves Beer City USA. Asheville is always making it to some new list of best places for whatever it is people like to do. Now comes the vote (again, we get to do this to, uh, for ourselves) to vote for Asheville in Outside magazine’s Best River Towns in America poll. Well, I say it's time to draw the line. No river people! Vote no!
— Lila Wells