Every year it seems that the infamous Ocean Beach Marshmallow Fight expands itself to even more and more areas along the beach front. This year, it went down (or up) Newport Avenue further than some had ever seen it during previous years.
Plus marshmallows were thrown at cars and other vehicles cruising onto Abbott from Newport. Is this a new development?
Gail Powell, a blogger at San Diego Reader reported that by 10am the day after (July 5th) about 600 pounds of marshmallows had been delivered from the sand, that according to a lifeguard, the white, crusty mushy things were all the way down to Tower 3 in north OB.
Powell quotes one observer as saying he had never seen the marshmallows “scattered so far and wide.” This could mean the big event after OB’s fireworks had grown even more than last year. (Powell incorrectly reports that last year the police kept the fight “to an area below the pier”. Not true, Gail. It was all over – but perhaps not as much as this year.)
Thanks to the efforts of volunteers – which Gail was one – the leftovers are picked up. And every year the clean-up of the marshmallows is a challenge. Three years ago the Newport Avenue Veterans War Memorial was covered with the goo, and locals – including at least one from the OB Rag – had to use some elbow grease to clean it.
How do you think this year’s “war” compared with last year’s and the other years?