This information was sent out to our membership once we did our homework... Thanks for your responses
The Board of Directors of PBA wants to make our members and the beach community aware of a trashy reality show that is eyeing Pensacola Beach for filming this Spring.
Apparently they have been in discussions and negotiations with various entities in our community but it has all been kept very quiet. We just heard about it on Friday. Probably because they the last place they filmed, Murrell’s Inlet SC, was so unhappy with the experience.
It’s a trashy sordid show and it won’t reflect on the upscale family oriented image the Greater Pensacola area has been working hard to build over the last twenty years.
Here is the website for the CMT reality show – also known as “The Dirty South”.
Please read the two excellent articles by Kimberly Blair, published in the Pensacola News Journal this week.http://www.pnj.com/article/20140225/NEWS09/302250008/Kimberly-Blair-Party-Down-South-eyes-Pensacola-Beach-for-sordid-reality-show
Also do some internet searches for “Party Down South” and Murrell’s Inlet, SC and make your own decision.
Apparently the show is planning on renting houses on Ariola Drive for the six weeks of filming sessions. This is a residential neighborhood that has minimal parking, a narrow street and is always crowded during the Spring without adding all the traffic, equipment and lights of a film production.
One of our board members contacted a County Commissioner from Georgetown County in SC and told us the crew and cast of Party Down South turned their small beach community into a “six week living nightmare”. They also turned down the show to come back and film again this year.
Here is a Facebook Page that was created by the community of Murrell’s Inlet to document how bad this was. Read this page and also the links to other article that were written by the local press in South Carolina.