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If you could time travel to Miami in 1984/5 What's the first thing you would do?

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Detective_Crockett    376
Detective_Crockett

A fun topic..  say one day a Delorean shows up outside your front porch..so hypothetically if you could go back to Miami during peak time, what's the first thing you would do? 

 

What piece of advice would you give the cast and crew? 

 

Which Crockett clothing would you steal whilst DJ is asleep in his Star Island complex? (Don't go getting any ideas ladies ;)

 

Other than stalk the Vice team, would you simply live the lifestyle you've always wanted whilst peak time is happening?

 

What would you say to Jan Hammer?

 

Please do feel free to add to these questions, I can't think of anything else right now xD 

 

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James    1,167
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The first thing I would do...

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Detective_Crockett    376
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1 minute ago, James said:

The first thing I would do...

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Jerry B.    476
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Establish myself there.

 

And, oh yes, keep my De Lorean carefully, to be sure I can go back there in a couple of years. Forever.

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well except the series itself, you don't need a Delorean to catch 80s Florida vibe. i mean you can still wear a pink fluo T-shirt there without having people turning themselves onto you like if you were the pope. this is what is magic with that era. all that era fashion seems to renew itself endlessly. what i would do, yeah James suggestion is definitely a good one. but i think (this is what i plan right now in fact x)) i'd add a powerboat rental and a cruise to the Bahamas departing in early morning. i'd stay the day there. i'll try to see the swimming hogs as well as Norman's cay island. will eventually do a bit of diving near the planes wrecks there. then according to the time i put for going, i'd come back in time to reach Miami with the sunset. eventually a cocktail in a neon bar somewhere, before going to bed. all this is only a plan so far. i need to see if all this can be done technically :)

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James    1,167
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14 hours ago, jpm1 said:

well except the series itself, you don't need a Delorean to catch 80s Florida vibe. i mean you can still wear a pink fluo T-shirt there without having people turning themselves onto you like if you were the pope. this is what is magic with that era. all that era fashion seems to renew itself endlessly. what i would do, yeah James suggestion is definitely a good one. but i think (this is what i plan right now in fact x)) i'd add a powerboat rental and a cruise to the Bahamas departing in early morning. i'd stay the day there. i'll try to see the swimming hogs as well as Norman's cay island. will eventually do a bit of diving near the planes wrecks there. then according to the time i put for going, i'd come back in time to reach Miami with the sunset. eventually a cocktail in a neon bar somewhere, before going to bed. all this is only a plan so far. i need to see if all this can be done technically :)

How about - Reach Miami with the sunset, then catch that weeks brand new episode of Miami Vice, then end with a cocktail in a neon bar and bed. :thumbsup:

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Vicefan7777    377
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Ask Trudy and Gina out for a double trouble date :D

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Daytona74    467
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Am 11.8.2017 um 13:38 schrieb Detective_Crockett:

What piece of advice would you give the cast and crew?

Obviously, I would plead with Michael Mann not to hire Dick Wolf as his successor, but to find somebody who was going to continue the show in the same kind of vein. And I would tell them to stick with the pastels and the upbeat chart music. Oh, and they should have given Switek and Zito more to do.

 

Am 11.8.2017 um 13:38 schrieb Detective_Crockett:

Which Crockett clothing would you steal whilst DJ is asleep in his Star Island complex? (Don't go getting any ideas ladies ;) )

Probably really more a question for the girls here, but I wouldn't mind borrowing one or two of his Armani jackets from the show. I'm a bit taller than Don Johnson but otherwise I have about the same frame, so they'd actually fit me. And I would try to make sure he doesn't wake up,  because Don seems like the kind of guy who would have reenacted the "This here's a flare gun, sucker!" scene from the pilot on you :)

 

Am 11.8.2017 um 13:38 schrieb Detective_Crockett:

Other than stalk the Vice team, would you simply live the lifestyle you've always wanted whilst peak time is happening?

Yeah, absolutely. What's not to love about that idea.

 

Am 11.8.2017 um 13:38 schrieb Detective_Crockett:

What would you say to Jan Hammer?

Hang in there. Your schedule may be grueling, but don't leave the show. And release more of your scores on albums!!

 

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jpm1    28
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if i'm in the 80s somewhere with DJ sleeping nearby, i'd steal his car keys for sure, and if i can't, i'd try to find the scarab keys. then no way you see me again :)

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Detective_Crockett    376
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1 hour ago, Daytona74 said:

Obviously, I would plead with Michael Mann not to hire Dick Wolf as his successor, but to find somebody who was going to continue the show in the same kind of vein. And I would tell them to stick with the pastels and the upbeat chart music. Oh, and they should have given Switek and Zito more to do.

 

Probably really more a question for the girls here, but I wouldn't mind borrowing one or two of his Armani jackets from the show. I'm a bit taller than Don Johnson but otherwise I have about the same frame, so they'd actually fit me. And I would try to make sure he doesn't wake up,  because Don seems like the kind of guy who would have reenacted the "This here's a flare gun, sucker!" scene from the pilot on you :)

 

Yeah, absolutely. What's not to love about that idea.

 

Hang in there. Your schedule may be grueling, but don't leave the show. And release more of your scores on albums!!

 

Thanks for being the first one to answer the chain of questions lol :p

Fantastic answers.

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jenny    71
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Drive Crockett's Daytona and then marry Tubb's! ;)

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On 8/11/2017 at 6:38 AM, Detective_Crockett said:

A fun topic..  say one day a Delorean shows up outside your front porch..so hypothetically if you could go back to Miami during peak time, what's the first thing you would do? 

 

What piece of advice would you give the cast and crew? 

 

Which Crockett clothing would you steal whilst DJ is asleep in his Star Island complex? (Don't go getting any ideas ladies ;)

 

Other than stalk the Vice team, would you simply live the lifestyle you've always wanted whilst peak time is happening?

 

What would you say to Jan Hammer?

 

Please do feel free to add to these questions, I can't think of anything else right now xD 

 

The first thing I would so is to find a way to rent something on the water.  There's no AirBnB.

The item of Crockett clothing would have to be the Wayfarers since nothing he has would fit me.

I'd give Saundra Santiago my email address and when she wonders what a .com is, I'll tell her she'll find out in about 5 years.  At least I could break the ice that way.  I'd find some DJ style clothing in my size and walk the streets just soaking up the atmosphere and styles from a time when the world was much smaller.  After that I would definitely source a Scarab and have some fun while at the same time being amazed I could fill it up for less than $200.

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jenny    71
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6 hours ago, jenny said:

Drive Crockett's Daytona and then marry Tubb's! ;)

    Oh yea...And Crockett would be my man on the side. ;)

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ViceFanMan    192
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I'd somehow get on the MV set and beg to be an extra whenever they needed one! :dance2:

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Tony D.    782
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4 hours ago, ViceFanMan said:

I'd somehow get on the MV set and beg to be an extra whenever they needed one! :dance2:

Good idea.....me too!  :thumbsup:

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Matt5    1,867
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On 15/08/2017 at 5:21 AM, Tony D. said:

Good idea.....me too!  :thumbsup:

To see all the locations how they looked in the show and how they are meant to be seen - before many being tore down! 

Great post !

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Daytona74    467
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Yeah, it's a shame that so much of Miami has changed in the last 30 years.

Probably would have been interesting though to go have a look at South Beach and Ocean Drive in 1984/85 before it was all renovated... and turned into an extension of Disney World Orlando... :p

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mvnyc    363
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Buy a bunch of real estate!

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jenny    71
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6 hours ago, mvnyc said:

Buy a bunch of real estate!

Yes!   I would by houses on Flamingo Drive...across a body of water from Miami Beach!

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ViceFanMan    192
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8 hours ago, Daytona74 said:

Yeah, it's a shame that so much of Miami has changed in the last 30 years.

Probably would have been interesting though to go have a look at South Beach and Ocean Drive in 1984/85 before it was all renovated... and turned into an extension of Disney World Orlando... :p

I think some of the old Art Deco hotels in South Beach used in the show are still standing & several still in use. :thumbsup:

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jenny    71
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1 minute ago, ViceFanMan said:

I think some of the old Art Deco hotels in South Beach used in the show are still standing & several still in use. :thumbsup:

when I was on Ocean Drive all of them looked the same..just some being remodeled or repainted.

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ViceFanMan    192
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5 hours ago, jenny said:

when I was on Ocean Drive all of them looked the same..just some being remodeled or repainted.

Would love to stay a few nights in one some day...say The Carlyle? :glossy::thumbsup:

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miamijimf    930
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Between December 11, 1985 and December 20, 1985 I would hang out between 1435 and 1450 Collins Ave, Miami Beach and meet an interesting person.  :happy: 

 

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