Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend In Pensacola Beach

During Memorial Day weekend the usually fairly conservative, family friendly Pensacola Beach turns into one big wild party for the LGBT community. This year is the first time I've ever been down there to experience it in person and I have to say I was very surprised at the sheer number of people as well as the adult only atmosphere. Literally, Thursday morning there were still families with young children at the pool and on the beach, but by Thursday evening the families disappeared and everything went adult only, almost anything goes.

The Murph and I were suddenly in the minority and I really don't know where the other condo residents disappeared too. Tents were set up for miles on the fairly private beach area to the east of the island. Cars lined the streets and the pool was so full that it was shoulder to shoulder standing room only. It was an experience watching it all.

To top it off, we had a drunk guy that got lost on the elevator and the way to his condo and ended up knocking on our door. When the Murph opened the door the guy started heading inside thinking it was his condo and the Murph had to push him back out and close the door with the startled guy being very apologetic from the other side of the closed door.

Saturday we had to leave all the festivities behind (we'd had enough anyway) and headed back to Birmingham to get more stuff and to show the house. The Boy and Phantom came with us this trip.

Here's some photos of the crowds at the pool Friday evening. I'm sure Saturday was even more crowded at the pool and on the beach. I've never seen so many people and so much traffic as we were heading out Saturday morning.

There was a full moon as we were walking back to the condo from the pool area.

And that wasn't the only "full moon" I saw that evening at the pool!!

It should be back to family friendly normal down there by the time we get back.


  1. Well, at least you got some very nice full moon shots...referring to the one in the sky, I mean.

    1. I wonder if there will be any alcohol left on the island when we get back... :/

  2. It did look like a rocking party, but there are no girls in the pics. Oh wait! I looked again and saw one. And full moons? Forget it. I'd be out of there too.

    1. I saw that one girl in the picture too. She must be someone's sister.