Pic also suggests that new-generation summertime visitors--college-age blacks who favor rap and beer blasts
over jazz and cocktail parties--aren't entirely welcome by tradition-bound Oak Bluffs residents.
Participating in a debate on the campus radio station, he spoke cheerfully about tax rates and economic opportunity; recruiting fellow students for his group, he offered "the best party on campus," blurring the distinction between politics and beer blasts
. He and his fellow party animals gave little evidence of the resentment felt by their elders--except when they spoke of homosexuals.
While student housing may call to mind rowdy fraternity parties, along with beer blasts
raging in the halls, Scott says that isn't what happens at all.
But there is a deeper issue than whether or not the mayor and his wife profit indirectly from this beer blast.
We can't even cut a beer blast from the budget without people complaining.