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Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Editorial

Spring Breakers, Know Your Rights

Came down to get some sun

Now I’m turning pale

I’m spending spring break in the Walton County Jail

- Wildly Popular Original Song by Beachcomber Editor Chris Manson

You have the right to tip your servers, bartenders, musicians and adult entertainers generously.

You have the right to clean up after yourselves at all times.

You have the right to post pictures of (and asking prices for) all the stuff the Snowbirds left behind in your rental unit on Facebook Marketplace.

You have the right to spent lots of money (yours and your parents’) at all of the businesses that advertise in Beachcomber.

You have the right to post embarrassing photos/videos of yourselves and your friends on social media. Just don’t tag Destin, 30A, South Walton, Fort Walton Beach, etc.

You have the right to put a Blue Lives Matter bumper sticker on your car, but you’re still going to jail if you break the law. Especially in Walton County. Sheriff Mike’s a hardass.

You have the right to play volleyball on the beach if you’re physically attractive.

You have the right to use our highways and byways, as long as you drive responsibly. And remember, the actual speed limit is what’s posted plus 20.

You have the right to disagree with any of the above. But you know I’m right.

Chris Manson strokes the crowd during the Ninth Ever Beachcomber Music Awards at Graffiti & the Funky Blues Shack in Destin. That’s the trendy (Hall of Fame honoree) JoE Fingas shirt Chris is sporting, and you should get yours while supplies last.