I participated in every spring break from 1960 onward and even when in the late 60's early 70's when we had 350,000 decend on Ft. Liquordale it was never like this pix, but it was for all the early Air & Sea shows when we'd 500,00 or more. It took Markof a few years to get it that popular. But as usual the city ended up killing it as they have done before and after more than once. The city has at times had its head stuck up its rear end. Take them turning down the developer of the 'Palms' planned for the SE 17th St bridge across from Pier 66. The artist drawings looked beautiful and it would have been a big hit. The lot is still a field that they just put some kind of temp building and tents. Looks terrific city commission. I know it was before your time but I doubt that your any better as far as forward thinking. Most always the biggest pocket gets it way. I grew up there but only miss the ocean.
Its one of the first airshows thats 100%. Spring break was never that crowded. I lived them both. I lived on A1A for 31 years. I had a good life thats for sure😛
Thats the Ft. Laudie I remember. Totally different skyline now. Less college kids flying 10 stories....splat.
This photo is not from 90’s. Its late 70’s or early 80’s.It’s also not exactly ft lauderdale beach, just north of it sunrise blvd looking south.
Could be early to mid 60s I remember when it was just like that.
I lived on Granada St. just off of A1A back then. It was really cheap rent on the beack back then.
Stayed in that HoJo’s, alas it is no longer.
Brings back memories!
I should be there right now!
Memories of 1982 Penrod’s, Elbow, Candy Store😂
Nor the 70s early 80s
I see me! Right there!😊
Paula McClatchey. Air show maybe??! 😎😎
Hans B Nyman mer folk än vad vi är vana vid va? 🤔😎
This is John Bidwill and I bartending at Banana Joe's I'm assuming it's the late 90s
Mid 80’s I’ll bet! That’s when it was the biggest time and THE place to be for spring break!! Can’t wait to see u again elbo room!
Mike and I walked to the beach from our place off Las Olas when we saw the B52 fly over. Mike wore his roller blades and damn near broke his neck going over the bridge. Great party in my hometown.
It could the day of the Shell air show in the early 90s
looks more like the mid eighties.....just sayin'
I say early 90s air and sea show. Definitely taken from around Sunrise. You can see the covered bridge coming from the Yankee Trader(today’s Westin)over a1a.
My money says it's an air show photo so it could be the 90s. Even at the height of spring break that section of beach was never that crowded
Yep I was delivering For 7-11 at the time. 7-11 Us1 and Los Olas and the 7-11 on Los Olas. It was a nightmare getting an 18 wheeler in these parking lots. I didn't care with the women walking around it their Bathing suits WOW
80s 90s best days in ft Lauderdale. But today we make our beach the best room with Space to spare
I miss you Elbo Room and all of Ft. Lauderdale!
The trees are Bonnet House and the building behind them is the old Howard Johnson at Vistamar Street. There is definitely something going on since A1A appears closed and the white roofs on A1A would be kiosks. The first Air and Sea show was in 1995 yet the photo quality looks more 70's or 80's. Spring break did not draw huge crowds like this in the 90's particularly this section of the beach north of Las Olas.
Take heart. There were at least twenty policemen on wheels keeping people off the beach - at 9 pm! Tens of thousands wasted.
Cancelling a lot of the celebrations! No bag pipe parade Sunday at Aruba’s
St Patrick’s day in Ft lauderdale would be awesome Mark Thomas Eric Limbeck Cody Sullivan
Thanks but no thanks is . Will stay home now and protect myself from those selfish idiots out there spreading the germs .
I’m not a PC guy but this is not a good look right now.
Old ad from a previous year.
Irresponsable if IT s true
But i think IT s fake new s
There closing everything
No..no...no. Have to limit crowds to 10
Would not even think about being in such a tight crowd
Stop this insanity
Steve Nuckols meet you there 😁
Mejor a rezar a San Patricio
All events canceled in Lauderdale except spring break! Thousands at the beach.
Such a disgrace!! stay home, Live in fear stay cooped up. Lol How about shutting off your T.V and Having Faith!! Lol Leave people alone last time I checked we still have the right be free and Happy. Js
Dublin rite now ??? Wish I was at the Elbo Room!!!
Delray Beach Parade cancelled for tomorrow ☹️
Really? This is really an advertisement from the Elbow Room. Is the elbow room living under a rock?? This is disgraceful!!