There hasn’t always been a spring break, per se, but springtime has always been a time of celebration. More than 2000 years ago, Greeks and Romans used this time of year to celebrate the gods Dionysus and Bacchus. A few days of love and excess were just what the gods ordered. Fast-forward to 1936 or so and we find a college swim coach taking his students to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to practice in an Olympic size pool. What came next was the stuff of history…and we talk about it in this episode of Flash Past.
In this episode, Lyle and Dan talk about their own spring break experiences. This includes a reference to the Doors’ song “Roadhouse Blues” and the line about waking up and getting a beer. Sounds like spring break to us.
We follow spring break from Ft. Lauderdale to Daytona Beach to Panama City Beach and beyond. We discuss alternate spring break plans like skiing, cruises and philanthropic ways to spend a week off.
Last Show’s TRIVIA Question:
What famous actor got her first feature-length role in the first Leprechaun movie?
Answer: Jennifer Aniston
This Show’s TRIVIA Question:
What year did MTV move to add rap music to its Spring Break, broadcasting Yo MTV Raps from Daytona Beach?
- History of Spring Break
- Economics of Spring Break
- Spring Break Visual History
- Time Spring Break
- Spring Break
- MTV Spring Break History