When discussing spring break, a popular destination is Panama City Beach. It’s known for its crazy beach life and nightlife all along the strip. Over the years, the hype of PCB has escalated.
Every year the stakes are higher, the alcohol consumption is greater and, as of late, it is too much for the Panama City Beach City Council to handle.
After a house party turned for the worse, seven individuals were wounded from gunshots. Panama City Beach City Council immediately took action banning alcohol consumption on beaches and in parking lots through April 18.
The crazier thought is that it took them this long to place restrictions on something like this. I personally have been to spring break in PCB before. I have witnessed the drunkenness, the drugs and the fights that come along with visiting this spring break destination.
Enforcing this temporary spring break ban does take the fun away from current spring breakers. I understand that, but there is a line that has been crossed.
Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and two other MSU players were apparently attacked for no reason while in PCB at a Waka Flocka concert. Since when do people, especially athletes, have to worry about their safety for no reason when going on spring break?
Enough is enough.
I don’t blame the council for taking actions during this time to prevent further mayhem. At the end of the day, it’s about the safety of individuals in PCB.
If I could give advice to anyone attending spring break, it’s to always be careful. And if you are going to PCB, it has lost the little bit of classiness that remained (not that there was much to begin with).
With the recent ban, the fun could be taken out of spring break at this destination anyway.
For next year, plan accordingly by finding the next best option like Destin, Vegas or somewhere in Mexico.
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