Rain doesn’t put damper on Memorial Day for some at Oceanfront


Memorial Day weather wasn’t perfect, but it helped the thermostat read a warm 75 degrees on the Oceanfront.  

Some, like Dashawn Charity with Flamingo Joe’s, wished the crowds were a little bigger. “I say it’s alright, it’s been a little bit slow, would expect a few more people.”

Others like Jeff Hauge from Ocean Eddies Seafood Restaurant are just happy beach season is back.

“That cold wet spring is over,” said Hauge. “Everybody is ready to go to the beach and have some fun. Even if it’s raining we still stay pretty busy because people need to go out of their hotel rooms and go get something to eat.”

Memorial Day was a tad damp by the Oceanfront, but as the clouds rolled in not everyone seemed to mind, at first.

“You know I really don’t mind it,” said Leslie Lucas, who’s in town visiting family. “It’s kinda nice to break up in between all the hot and 90 degree weather, so it’s kinda nice to have a little bit of drizzle.”

Then came the rain, and for the most part, the beach cleared out and people took cover in their hotel rooms. Although many visitors noted there’s more than just the sand and waves in Virginia Beach. 

“We saw a Motown band,” said Lucas. “They did an amazing job, had the crowd moving and everything.”

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