The fire marshal was requested to inspect the South Seas for over crowding. This is the same period of time that, if my family is correct, the bartender of the Little Shrimp a block north came to my Uncle Karl and asked for a job at South Seas. People often follow their favorite bartender so eventually a line outside just to get into South Seas began to develop. So 38 years after opening the South Seas, the crowds have come, much like they did for Charlie’s breakfast in the ’50s with lines out the door. Of course, realize the population is pushing toward 15,000 residents at this point. Still, that had to make the Smith family proud. Sidney Bryan, my neighbor/friend/classmate, told me the line was happening as the gays were beginning to join the locals. I have had many others tell me the same. Happy South Seas bartenders!!!!