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How Easter turned into sun, sand and beer.
Pretty cool article from the New York Times yesterday, who nicely capitalized on the past month of the year by writing a cool flashback mini-trend piece
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It had been a wonderful evening and what I needed now, to give it the perfect ending, was a little of the Ludwig Van.
Not a surprise. MSU is always awesome.
is the Elbo Room still open?
Spring break was *documented* by the movie "Where the Boys Are." I don't think MSU invented spring break per se, but that movie told the story. The story was for sure written by an MSU prof circa 1960. Eventually Fort Lauderdale became sick of the annual influx and tried to run invading students out of town. See: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054469
The movie is deeper than you might think. It features Jim Hutton (a funny and ironic actor and father of Timothy Hutton, known for "Ordinary People" and more recently "Leverage") and Paula Prentiss (tall, hot, husky voice) and Connie Francis (also sang the title track).
It has been claimed that the opening sequence, where college students are in the snowy frozen tundra on a Midwestern college campus, are dreaming of Florida, was shot outside the MSU Union. I'm not sure if that has been confirmed but is certainly believable.
I have confirmed this with a trusted MSU source. The opening sequence of "Where the Boys Are" was filmed on a snowy day on the campus of MSU outside Berkey Hall, (I was wrong re the MSU Union.) Relevant open is 25 seconds or so. The trailer runs 12 minutes. Vintage 1960 stuff, script written by an MSU prof about Spring break.
When the Jim Hutton character, TV Thompson, appears in the movie, he mentions he is a student at Michigan State.
I read the news today, oh boy .. ..
About a lucky man who made the grade
Every Florida town has tried ran out the spring breakers at some point then regretted it.
First was F.L. and it has never came back.
Then in the late 80's it moved to Panama City and Mtv. The ran out both and when they realized what had happened in terms of economic dollars they tried to get them back, its recovered somewhat.
Early to mid 90's Key West was about to blow up as the next big SB place but the town put a stop to it and so it is popular but not like it might have been if the city had allowed it to keep growing.
Then Daytona Beach became the big place with MTV after Panama but after they cut town because of crappy weather , Cancun became the go to place in the mid to late 90's .
Daytona wanted to be more biker and family friendly and it has killed them in the past couple of years.
Cancun has seen a drop off because of the drug war, hurricane , and MTV dropping Spring Break week altogether.
basically S.B. conitnues to evolve and change cities because old retirees dont like college kids and pressure the local government and these cities have never learned that once you are label "uncool" or "not s.b. friendly" you just killed your tourist dollars forever.
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"wreeked" ? You need to wreturn your diploma.
Now it's South Padre Island and a huge number of people I know went to Ft. Myers this year.
This is a Pallas’s cat. Their round pupils give them an odd human quality. They disturb me...deeply.
Take fewer cues from MTV. When I was growing up in the 80s, all I heard was Daytona re: spring break. So you have Daytona's heyday in the wrong spot chronologically.
Yeah I mixed the two up.
Canadians have been Spring Breaking for years in Cuba. That will be the next big place if Americans were ever allowed to go there for the sole purpose of vacation.
if Spring Break involves vacationing in Florida it was probably invented by Canadians or Michiganders.
Is SPI a new thing? I did Spring Break there in 1991. Drove in van: 4 girls, 4 dudes, from EL to SPI without a stop. There was a place on the island called Manuels that had amazing breakfast burritos. Good hangover medicine.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
1995 did this trip from EL. It was 1.5 cars (blazer and geo storm) and 2 girls and 5 dudes....charlies and louies I believe we're the two main bars. I remember the weather wasn't all that great but that was secondary anyway.
Yeah ft lauderdale really regrets it, durr. They are the perfect case study for getting tough on sb. The economy exploded after they got rid of the kids. It is a 12 month destination and good place to live and do business. They are for sure pissed they gave up all those airbrushed tshirt royalties.
Ok, did you really expect a college movie in 1960 to allow coeds to promote free sex?
How do you not understand this historical perspective?
durr....ok thats why the business community down there since 1990 has advertised to college's to get kids to come back. Yeah the politicians and old people dont want 1980 again but they want spring breakers back at a lower level
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