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Friday, May 25, 2018

Wandering buskers and topless sunbathers take Ocean City to court

From inhaling buckets of Thrasher’s fries and Fisher’s popcorn to drinking at the naughtily named bars, letting loose nutritionally and otherwise is part of going to Ocean City every summer.

But even Maryland’s favorite resort town has to draw the line somwhere. And it’s apparently this side of profane language, bare breasts and unfettered busking.

“We’re always cognizant of our image, and we want to protect our image,” longtime Mayor Rick Meehan said. “We have something worth protecting.”

As another beach season gets underway, Ocean City is fighting in court and elsewhere to maintain its vision of itself as a family-friendly destination. And indeed, despite the randy tee shirts sold in souvenir shops and the boozy nightlife, it remains the place where parents bring kids who will grow up to become parents who bring kids to ride the giant ferris wheel, play in the video arcades and, of course, splash in ocean.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I believe it is silly to want to run around nude at a beach where there are children ,why on earth would anyone want to run around with no clothes on is beyond me ,they have their homes they can run around nude there

Anonymous said...

I like topless sun bathers , I love to look at those breasts , wow it's great!

Anonymous said...

stupid

Anonymous said...

OC is a weird caricature of what it was sixty years ago.

Anonymous said...

Yes and that's sad.

Anonymous said...

When did breasts become sex organs ? A lot of the men have bigger breasts than women and they are not even perky and they walk around topless.

Anonymous said...

family oriented place?
Who are they kidding?

Anonymous said...

What's the big deal with children and breasts? I had them shoved in my face when I was an infant...it was how I got fed!

Anonymous said...

Not OC. Society.

Anonymous said...

From sunrise until 10 or 11PM it is extremely family oriented.
After that, it's a party town.
The absolute best of both worlds.

Anonymous said...

Me thinks they lost the "family friendly" part years ago.