For most people, being passed by would be sort of a bummer. But for Scott Peek, owner of the design/print shop Standard Deluxe, it was an excuse to throw a party.
In the year 2000, the State of Alabama decided to build a new four-lane version of U.S. Highway 280. This routed traffic away from the tiny town of Waverly (current population 148), saving it from destruction. A year later, Peek, who moved to Waverly after graduating from nearby Auburn University, joined his fellow townspeople in celebrating being bypassed by holding the first of what would become an annual music/art/food festival called “The Old 280 Boogie.”
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