28 Signs You Grew Up In Sarasota, Florida

Because we live where you vacation.

1. The boat races are your favorite days of the year.

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2. You Instagram a picture of the sunset at least once a month.

 

3. You graduated with the same people you started Pre-K with.

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4. You’ve raged at the McDonalds on the corner of Bee Ridge and US 41.

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There was truly no better after party.

5. You know pretty much everyone your age.

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And subsequently, it can get ugly.

6. Nothing will ever compare to SunniBunni.

 

7. You’ve gotten your ID taken at Beach Club.

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8. Sarasota Square Mall was the place to be in middle school.

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9. You participated in crew.

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10. Cotillion was actually pretty fun.

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Even if it was just a reason to get all dressed up.

11. You’ve chilled with hippies at drum circle.

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12. Half of your wardrobe is from Shore.

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And you were pleasantly surprised when they opened a restaurant on the top floor.

13. Tourists are your worst enemy.

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14. With the exception of snowbirds, of course.

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15. You’ve blacked out on Siesta Key Beach.

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16. And at Turkey Trot.

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17. Anddddd again at Santa Stumble.

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18. You lived no more than twenty minutes from the beach.

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19. Either you or one of your friends was very “privileged.”

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20. You’ve seen multiple tourists take pictures in front of this statue making “the pose.”

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21. You’ve celeb watched every time the Sarasota Film Festival came to town.

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Who could forget the Gerard Butler spotting of 2013?

22. You feel slightly obligated to brag about having some of the best beaches in the world.

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23. First Fridays at Lakewood Ranch Main Street were the best place to watch old people get wasted.

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24. You went to one of Brian Thomas’ high school raves.

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Detention, anyone?

25. You’ve seen enough beach weddings to last a lifetime.

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How are you supposed to tan with a priest within ten feet of you?

26. You went to Palm Bay Beach Club to mess with drunk spring breakers.

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Spring Break Forever.

27. You know the best place to get a meal is on The Circle.

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That’s St. Armands Circle to you foreigners.

28. And you know that wherever you go in life, it won’t ever compare to Sarasota.

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