I am constantly amazed at all the hysteria from locals that surrounds Memorial Day weekend here on South Beach. Today (Sunday) me and my friend Tamara from New Times ventured out to see the sights. Everyone was friendly and “tight” and enjoying the vibe.
Talk of getting out of town or hunkering down etc. is just nonsense in my opinion. It’s just like a convention of bankers or accountants…only more “chill.”
The reality is that the crowds — noticeably smaller this year — only congregate in one small geographic area of South Beach and the rest of the beach is just as navigable as any other weekend. One Miami Beach police sergeant said he did notice that eastbound traffic on the MacArthur was lighter than normal as he drove home at 11pm Saturday night.
Another police source reported everything was going smoothly with only “random acts of stupidity.”
Best overheard pick up line of the day!
Enjoy the pics!