I went down to Rosarito Beach, Mexico to cover Spring Break, or the lack there of, for Getty and was somewhat shocked and saddened by the scene. Usually this time of year, during Spring Break season, there would normally be thousands of college age students livin’-it-up around the many bars and cafes in the Centro district. I didn’t see a SINGLE student. Just 2 drunk 50 year old ladies from Seattle. It was almost like a scene from a Hitchcock movie as I’d walk in to one of the massive beach bars with blaring music, disco lights and all only to see mass expanses of empty tables with a few bored wait staff sitting in the back corner.
I must say, our media has done their job. Scare the crap out of people, get a ratings boost. I think what upsets me most is how few media outlets have actually been down and checked the place out. I asked numerous vendors and no one had seen any reporters lately. Well, from this journalist, I can honestly tell you, it’s a safe place to go and you be welcomed with open arms.