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South Beach Clubs Closing for Urban Beach Week (Not a bad Idea)
Miami New Times ^ | 5-21-2014 | S. Pajot

Posted on 05/25/2014 11:37:44 AM PDT by equalator

South Beach is 'bout to be mobbed.

It's almost Memorial Day weekend in the 305 (otherwise known as Urban Beach Week), the annual four-day span during which the beach (as well as mainland Miami) gets swarmed by famous rappers, celebrity strippers, and 250,000 party people from all over the Dirty South.

Now, some Dade County residents choose to flee for the holiday. And this year, certain SoBe clubs are even choosing to close till the Urban throng leaves town.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.miaminewtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: florida; urbanbeach


1 posted on 05/25/2014 11:37:44 AM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

May I ask why clubs and other places, which cater to tourists, would close down with so many tourists arriving for the festival???


2 posted on 05/25/2014 11:48:58 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

No. You may not.


3 posted on 05/25/2014 11:49:40 AM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

Ouch. We’re not allowed to ask questions about the crowd at urban beach week..........................

I saw on another thread, that hundreds of police were gearing up for urban beach week.


4 posted on 05/25/2014 11:54:22 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: equalator

When the bars close because your brand of tourist will cost them more than they will profit and isn’t worth the risk of life and limb for their wait staff and regular customers, then it doesn’t get any more clear than that.


5 posted on 05/25/2014 11:55:53 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Go to the link and read the comments after the article. The party goers behave badly and cause damage.


6 posted on 05/25/2014 11:56:19 AM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Dilbert San Diego

What could possibly go wrong?

7 posted on 05/25/2014 11:58:30 AM PDT by equalator
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To: Lizavetta

The Key word is “Urban”. Not exactly a group that’s going to behave and have discussions on Religion.
Funny thing is that Sturgis never has a lot of problems when the bikers show up. I think Motorcycle clubs call a cease fire and the town becomes a Open City.


8 posted on 05/25/2014 12:07:58 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: equalator

Surfside Texas ended up closing their beach because of a similar event.

The worst weekend I spent in Galveston, TX was when an event like this was underway. Every main road in town was gridlocked, emergency vehicles could not get through. The world became a urinal. Facilities were trashed, fights, drug ODs, public sex, theft, about any bad behavior you can imagine.


9 posted on 05/25/2014 12:10:10 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: equalator

What’s with calling it urban beach Weekend? Liberals have said the word urban is a racist code word. But the organizers of the event call it urban. What’s up with this?


10 posted on 05/25/2014 12:10:13 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: El Laton Caliente

Atlanta used to have “freak nick” It was miserable.


11 posted on 05/25/2014 12:15:23 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“What’s with calling it urban beach Weekend? Liberals have said the word urban is a racist code word. But the organizers of the event call it urban. What’s up with this?”

Self-inflicted racism?


12 posted on 05/25/2014 12:16:51 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
They can't call it African Beach Party Weekend, because people might be confused they were talking about Africans like Charlize Theron and accidentally go.


13 posted on 05/25/2014 12:17:15 PM PDT by equalator
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Calling it Urban Beach Week rather than Black Beach Week is much more politically correct. Doing that obscures the root cause of the problems.


14 posted on 05/25/2014 12:17:52 PM PDT by Bob
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To: El Laton Caliente
"The worst weekend I spent in Galveston, TX was when an event like this was underway. Every main road in town was gridlocked, emergency vehicles could not get through. The world became a urinal. Facilities were trashed, fights, drug ODs, public sex, theft, about any bad behavior you can imagine."

I assume that you're not referring to the Texas State Square Dance Convention that was held in Galveston back in 2010, are you? I know that we got a little rambunctious, but we were just dancing on the beach ...


15 posted on 05/25/2014 12:20:56 PM PDT by BlueLancer (Pachebel --- The original one-hit wonder.)
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To: ansel12

and that constituent group is composed of notoriously LOUSY tippers


16 posted on 05/25/2014 12:22:00 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: equalator

So when are those clubs going to be sued for refusing to serve blacks...errrr....the urban population?


17 posted on 05/25/2014 12:23:04 PM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

They prefer tourists who pay for things.


18 posted on 05/25/2014 12:29:16 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: equalator

How many had to miss work?


19 posted on 05/25/2014 12:30:25 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Slump Tester
Shirts, Shoes and NO Face-Eating Please--


20 posted on 05/25/2014 12:33:10 PM PDT by equalator
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To: Slump Tester

Good point, they prefer paying tourists. As opposed to tourists who just are there doing God knows what, and not spending money.


21 posted on 05/25/2014 12:42:25 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: equalator

That’s really bad. I live in Miami. We are a multicultural, but definitely lack the “white guilt” found in liberal cities. Miami is a cool city but most people understand too much of a good thing, isn’t always good.


22 posted on 05/25/2014 12:44:29 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Look what's happening to the US! We're even being forced to abandon traditional vacations because of fears of chaos.

It's a beautiful, warm, sunny weekend in the Cleveland area (among others) after a winter that wouldn't end and a spring that wouldn't warm up. I honestly wonder what the body count will be.

23 posted on 05/25/2014 12:49:03 PM PDT by grania
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To: grania

The Newport Jazz Festival will continue to be missed


24 posted on 05/25/2014 1:24:00 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Yorlik803

I know the producers of the Sturgis series. The only problems caused at Sturgis according to their weeks filming was that the drunks who cause trouble aren’t exactly bikers but wanna be’s. Each bar hire extra security for the events and cops just come in and arrest.


25 posted on 05/25/2014 2:26:26 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: SharpRightTurn

The “urban” code is for tourists and Americans to stay away.


26 posted on 05/25/2014 2:27:27 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: equalator

Myrtle Beach SC is having its “urban” bike week. Three dead last night.


27 posted on 05/25/2014 2:36:49 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Slump Tester; Dilbert San Diego
They prefer tourists who pay for things.

And don't start fights, and break things and vandalize the place.

28 posted on 05/25/2014 2:39:47 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: equalator

Homina, homina, homina...


29 posted on 05/25/2014 3:13:42 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: aomagrat

I was just going to ask about Myrtle Beach. Didn’t they try to shut down their “urban fest” and judges slammed all the businesses?


30 posted on 05/25/2014 3:20:16 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
ay I ask why clubs and other places, which cater to tourists, would close down with so many tourists arriving for the festival???

That should let you know how bad those "tourists" are. The owners would rather close up and lose some revenue than deal with all of the insanity that comes with Urban Culture strutting its stuff.

31 posted on 05/25/2014 4:13:12 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: equalator

Urban?

That sounds so...PC.


32 posted on 05/25/2014 6:24:49 PM PDT by moovova
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