Spring is in the air. And by “spring” we mean “spring break,” that heady season fragrant with alcohol poisoning, impromptu violence and random twerking.
Miami Beach residents are furious. City officials are holding emergency meetings. Police are at “Alpha Bravo” level - no, seriously, this is a thing. Eighty extra police officers from the department will be deployed this weekend, with 70 more officers from other agencies joining them, according to an email from Mayor Dan Gelber.
It is safe to say Mayor Gelber is not happy with this state of affairs. “This is not a place where anything goes,” he writes sternly in his email, “and if that is your reason for coming here, please go elsewhere.”
We have some bad news for the mayor. The spring breakers are going to continue to get drunk, crazy and on everyone’s nerves. You know, the things spring breakers tend to do.
But look, Ocean Drive isn’t always paradise anyway. We warned you about that. And don’t blame out-of-towners. Spring break is the perfect occasion for willing locals to act the fool, too.
So is Miami Beach truly worse this week? Check out these videos and be the judge.
Fight no. 1
Ouch. That hurt.
Dranks on the road
This probably happens during Art Basel only with Veuve Clicquot.
Fight no. 2
Can’t we all just get along?