If you didn’t grow up on the East Coast, you probably don’t understand how deeply the boardwalk experience is ingrained in our psyches. I remember getting my first real kiss under the Wildwood boardwalk when I was 13:
Just about everyone I know who’s in their 30s fell under the spell of “Grease” when they were kids. Olivia Newtown-John and John Travolta:
Grands Rapids got a little peeved about being called one of America’s top 10 dying-est cities, so they did this video:
That the White House is more concerned with making sure the “wrong people” aren’t helped with their mortgages. Go read it all.
Ed Hurst used to host “Summertime at Steel Pier”, a local dance show. I remember watching the cameras showing surfers riding into shore while the Ronettes sang “Be My Baby” and the song has since been synonymous with summer for me: