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Black Spring Break attracts thousands to the beach


By Doug Walker – bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - As the sun slowly disappeared to bring on the evening, thousands of spring breakers appeared with one goal in mind.  That was to have fun.  But Reggie Beck may have had another reason or two.  

"You all can look around and see for yourself, all the beautiful gorgeous women out here. Beck said. "I'm just here kickin' it." 

Some of the breakers remember the events from a decade ago, and decided this was the place to be Saturday night. One of those was Eric Williams. 

"I just came down here to see what's going on around here, it's been about 10 years since we had this," Williams said.

Despite what appeared to be a crowd of several thousand people on the beach in Biloxi tonight, no major problems had been reported as of Saturday evening, and everyone seemed to be having a good time. That's according to Biloxi Police Chief John Miller.  

"Everyone is real pleasant, they're real nice up to this point and we haven't seen any real problems," Miller said. "Everyone seems to be doing what their parents raised them to do." 

As the evening moved along, more and more cars appeared on Highway 90, and police closed off some turning lanes to keep the traffic moving.  But Britian Patmon said there were other favorite past times besides cruising the beach.  

"You know, I came to see the people and see what's going on, you know meet people, mingle." 

Some of the breakers, including Candace Robinson, even made it a family affair.

"I'm here to have fun with my friends and my family, my cousins and my friend Keisha right here," Robinson said.

Captain Miller estimated Saturday night's crowd at between 5,000 and 10,000 people. He expects most of the breakers to begin heading home by late Sunday morning.

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