In one word, WOW! The year’s Memorial Day Weekend in Miami was one of the best I have experienced since its inception. From cruises to clubs, from cars to stars, there was literally something for everyone. I was especially impressed with the amount of women that were in attendance. Although I did not do a survey, there sure seemed like more women than men on the strip this year. There were several club events that delivered a good show, but the hottest event this year had to be Miami Nice’s All White Party Cruise. There were not as many celebrities walking around, but we did spot Shawty Lo, Fabolous, D. Wade and Waka Flocka Flame.
The average temperature was 92 degrees, so you know the beach was full of action. The sand was full of young black people from 7th to 12th and Ocean Drive. I met quite a few beautiful women from Atlanta, Virginia, Houston, Philly, New York, San Francisco and Tennessee. Smiles, laughter, bbq, football in the sand, jet skis, beautiful people and even occasional nudity was all to be seen and heard.
I have to commend Miami Beach police department for the way they handled their duties. Other cities could learn something from their approach to crowd control. There was no ‘show of force’ to give the impression that the City was under siege. Just patrolling men and women with pleasant demeanors walking through the crowd or on bicycles. There is no need to come across as angry because the visitors pick up on that vibe and then it becomes an unpleasant experience for everyone.
Thanks to all my friends who I hung out with this weekend. I have not stayed awake for 24 hours in a few years, but it was worth it. I had a blast.
See you next year!!
The 10th Annual Urban Beach Week 2009 takes place on the trendy shores of South Beach (Miami Beach, FL) May 22 -25,2009. This event is where all the hottest urban celebrities of hip hop, movies, sports and music come to play during Memorial Day Weekend.
With crowds topping 300,000 there is no shortage of things to get into. Beautiful people and expensive cars line the streets of Ocean Drive, while parties keep going until the sun comes up. The hotels on Ocean Drive attract the largest crowds providing a party-like atmosphere with food, music and dancing.
Bring your swimsuits because this weekend is all about flaunting what you have and watching others. If you love mingling or people watching then Memorial Day Miami a/k/a Urban Beach Week is your destination.
Where will all the action be?
The bulk of the crowds, clubs and celebrities will be from 14th Street to 5th Street ( North to South ) and Ocean Drive to Washington Ave. ( East to West )
Listen to the radio spot: [audio:http://www.blackcollegereunion.com/wp-content/audio/botb2009.mp3]
Gates Open at: 1pm
Once again the promoters of this event have lined up some of the best musical acts of today’s music scene for your enjoyment this Memorial Day weekend.
Date: May 24, 2009
Place: Miami’s Bicentennial Park!
RAIN OR SHINE!
Some of the artists scheduled to perform ( Hosted by T-Pain ):
This all star line up is sure to make this THE HOTTEST EVENT DURING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IN MIAMI.
I just recovered from the non-stop party called Memorial Day Weekend. Me and the crew started out by flying out to Myrtle Beach. Once we touched down we headed straight for Ocean Blvd. and walked for miles! Im surprised I didnt end up with blisters from all of the footwork I put in. The ladies were nice and plentiful. I will admit that was the largest crowd I’ve experienced since I started attending years ago.
As a bonus, I had a nice convo with a couple lovely ladies from Alabama who work for Honda.
After a couple days in Myrtle Beach, we got back on a plane and headed down to South Beach to catch some of the action Ocean Drive. Once again, our feet hit the pavement and put in more miles! We met quite a few pro sports players, actors, rappers and producers. It seemed like everyone was on the beach this year. The ladies were looking delicious as always.
I posted a few pics from last year’s action in the Picture Gallery!