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What is Beach Week? Kavanaugh’s calendar points to a booze-soaked Maryland tradition

What is Beach Week? Kavanaugh’s calendar points to a booze-soaked Maryland tradition

It looks like a hip-hop video shoot has invaded the fast-food restaurant.

Dozens of high-schoolers fill up a McDonald’s eatery, mobbed together in a tight pack, all bouncing in rhythm to a song. Raised arms stab the air. Kids in swim trunks and backpacks mug for cellphone cameras. Dancers jump on top of tables, spinning for the crowd of teenagers and shocked onlookers.

The YouTube video, filmed in Ocean City in June 2016, documents kids gamboling down sidewalks, public buses, condo stairwells and beaches, part of the larger horde of teens who stampede through towns up and down the Atlantic shore every...

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