I went to Tennessee and saw the total eclipse. It was awesome, in the original sense of the word.
Somewhat surreal, too. The lights went out like God turned down a dimmer switch, and then you're looking at this giant glowing hole in the sky. A couple planets were visible too. Not too many stars since we were in a fairly well-populated area and there were lots of city lights around us. It was more of a very dim twilight than full darkness.