While officials were announcing the impending Eagles concert at the KFC Yum Center, they may have cranked up Hotel California a little too loud. Hundreds of teachers and professors were inside the rooms behind the press conference at the Convention Center grading AP exams. Advanced Placement exams taken by students all over the country are graded in Louisville. Educators from various schools and colleges are brought in to spend their days reading essays in the Convention Center and their nights spending money in the city.

A Dartmouth professor blogged about an AP reading trip to Louisville two years ago, and it seems like drudgery mixed with fun. If you’re looking to discuss the Kansas-Nebraska act with strangers, this is the week to give it a try. Bring it up at the Seelbach Bar and report back to us.