According to the latest news, police made less than 300 arrests and confiscated more than 25 guns during the notorious Urban Beach Weekend. But, the real story from the hip-hop festival wasn’t told on the news or anywhere near South Beach for that matter. And, no, it wasn’t the story of the guy who was shot to death while biting another guy’s face. No, the story that paints an accurate picture of this event was told to me by my Asian manicurist when I asked her if she had experienced an uptick in work because of the long weekend.
She paused from removing my cuticles to give me a painful look affirming my suspicion. “Everybody party,” she said.
She said even had an emergency case when a client came in with broken acrylic toenails. Just having worked on her plastic toes two days prior, she couldn’t help but ask her client how this happened. Her client explained that she attempted to jump from one side of the pool to the other, while intoxicated, and clipped her toenails with the edge.
Party on Urban Beach Weekenders. Party on.