Daytona Spring Break Pics and Essay ©
Ok, say you're an American College Kid. You've just
finished winter term and you have a week or so off to get out of
town with your friends. You can go to Daytona Beach in Florida, or
for the same price (or even cheaper) you can actually leave the
country and go to Cancun in Mexico, or Padre Island Texas (just a
hop from the Mexican border), or Nasau in the Bahamas
You get the idea.
Whilst Daytona Beach is hardly a ghost town during
March, everyone I spoke with said the place is a shadow of its
former self. These words are backed up by the genuinely sad site of
boarded up and "for sale" signs on hotels, bars and souveneer
stands all over town.
Although you will not find the all-star Music Acts
South Padre Island cleverly brings in during March, nor the ultra
cheap alcohol you'll find across the border, this does not mean you
can't have a good time in Daytona Beach.
If you're going, I highly reccomend you go earlier
in March rather than later. This way you'll catch the tail-end of
Daytona Bike Week, which may not be your cup of tea, but it truly
is a remarkable phenomenon. Bars and Restaurants go out of their
way to cater to the Biker crowd. As a general rule, Bikers dig the
things College kids like: cheap beer, rock n Roll, wet tshirt
contests, flashing, and partying like friggin' crazy.
So where to go? What to do?
During bike week, women will flash on Main Street
if you simply shout out "Show us your tits!" If you're a woman we
actually reccomend you do not flash on Main Street.
Ticketing Flashers is some sort of subsidiary income for the city
or something, as police actively (and we mean ACTIVELY) go out of
their way to issue tickets to women baring their
You will find a hell of a lot of both flashers and
painted topless women at both The Broken Spoke, and the Iron Horse
Saloon bars, both located about twenty minutes away from Daytona in
the town of Ormand. Police presence is high here, but they let
people alone as long as nobody is getting hurt. Simply asking women
to flash will result in a surprisingly high success rate. As long
as you're polite and friendly, biker boyfriends will generally not
be offended if you ask their girlfriend to flash, quite the
opposite actually as nine times out of ten he'll egg her on to do
Once bike week is over and Spring Break begins, the
transformation of the city over night is remarkable. Picture this:
A LOT of Hotels and Restaurants have large rental signs they've
rented for the month. The Signs are illuminated and come with blank
slots for which one inserts removable plastic letters. Thus on the
Saturday every hotel sign in town reads "WELCOME BIKERS!" When you
wander around on Sunday, the bikers have already split and clever
hospitality professionals have simply changed a couple of letters
on their signs to read: "WELCOME BREAKERS!" On Saturday you'll find
thousands of grizzled 'ol bikers with lots o' cash accompanied by
bikini-clad vixens. On Sunday you'll find thousands of freshly
scrubbed college dudes with little cash but still accompanied by
bikini clad vixens, albeit different ones.
"Checkers" on Daytona Blvd offers a wet t-shirt
contest every night during spring break. It doesn't start till
around midnight. They offer a $200 or so cash prize to the winner.
Prize money is not coughed up by the owners of the bar however, but
by the patrons themselves who bid to be the actual holders of the
containers used to douse the young women with water. Highest bider
gets the best front-row center position whilst lowest bidder gets a
crappy spot and only a plastic shot glass with which to douse the
No video cameras are allowed, but you can shoot all
the stills you want. We recommend you simply ask the doorman to
show you where the best spot to hang out is. They'll cheerfully
tell you. Drinks are cheap, cheap, cheap. Local law forbids public
nudity so the girls are told in no uncertain terms: NO BREAST
College boys are no idiots. A lot of them bring
mardi-gras type beads with them. Girls will actually approach you
and ask"Tits for beads?"
This is a good thing!