Ten Reasons Miami Was Better in the '90s

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10. There weren't as many tourists.

Really, there weren't as many people in general, but South Beach certainly wasn't as overrun with lobster-red Northerners and Speedo'd Europeans as it is these days. Granted, they're pumping funds into our local economy (at least, when it's not funneled into the pockets of corrupt politicians). But still, spending a Sunday on the beach without hoardes of loud touristas would be a welcome change every once in awhile.

9. Dudes wore Hammer pants and fanny packs.

Seriously. Did you see Pain and Gain? Priceless.

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