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“They finally put a ring on it. It quit putting out.
What's the talk down there about the concert last Sun. I missed the first 20 minutes, but enjoyed what I saw. I'm watching the part I missed tonight.”
“Dayhiker, the most obvious thing I saw in watching it was the lack of overhead shots.
I didn't see the beach, nor did I see the rest of the strip.
I am guessing the only people in town were at the concert.
The beach is screwed. Alabama also has an extensive (massive might be a better word) artificial reef system. My brother has fished those reefs his entire life time and he said they are done.
He hasn't been able to take his boat out of Perdido Pass for a couple weeks because of the oil booms that are blocking off Perdido Cay. The folks on Ono Island couldn't stand the idea of having oil out there.”
“It did seem that the overhead shots were always at a weird oblique angle. The water looked great when they showed it. I never could figure out where the heck the concert was actually taking place.
Showing a concert live at a beach locale with folks in bikini's was a bold move. I'm surprised everyone behaved.
I checked the pink pony pub webcam on Monday and all you could see was front end loaders pushing sand around. I checked again on Wed or so and there were folks on the beach, but it was a thin crowd.”
“It was where 59 T-bones into the strip.
Fat Tuesdays and some other shops used to be there before they got blown into Georgia.”
“It's called THE WHARF now. Artist should volunteer/donate a concert every weekend throughout the summer, at a free or insane $5 ticket price to lure tourist down to stay in the hotels/condo's and eat in the restaurants.
Imagine if Buffet kept showing up, Alabama came out of retirement, Alan Jackson had a free show, Faith and Tim McGraw, Reba, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. I think that would help the Gulf Coast limp through these times.”
“They are all playing at the Mississippi casinos. ;-)”
“all three of them?”
“Not really, but many past "artists" play the casinos. ;-)”
“Crap, that's right in the center of town, how did I not recognize the Wharf.”
“cause you usually have had 2-10 hurricanes with extra shots, and it tends to look differently at that point”
“I've actually not spent a whole lot of time in GS. I'm way more familiar with Pensacola and Destin.”
“I first visited Destin in '66 or there abouts. Twasn't nothin' to it back then.”
“just pretty, pretty water.”
“And sand as fine as sugar.
I prefer the sand and beach at Destin, but having grown up in Baldwin County, I guess Gulf Shores is more my speed. It's a shame the ole Florabama got wiped out. The new version isn't nearly the same. It used to be out in the middle on nowhere. Now it is in the middle of the developments.
Papa Rocco's hasn't changed though.”
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