So sad to see the Detroit of my youth, that exciting, vibrant, "place to be", in such a depressing state. My Mom and I rushed to downtown Detroit, as often as we could, we loved it there. Loved the architecture, the people, the concerts, sports, shopping, the "feel" of what Detroit was. And of course the music! We always thought Detroit was such a trend setter. It was hip before hip hop was invented! Sure hope the trend setting qualities of Detroit don't remain. For if the bankruptcy of Detroit is any indication, then the whole nation is in for quite a slide, down to the pit of destruction. I feel like I'm in mourning, but still, somehow, glad I watched it. It makes me wonder, if this powerhouse could be brought down to its knees, then what's next? Who's favorite city is next to fall in the same pit?