When I hit the beach, I like to bring my own tunes. Sure, not everyone likes Kraftwerk remixed with Toby Keith, but they soon learn to love the majesty of teuto-tronic techno mixed with the best from Honkytonk University.
Whereas they once threw stuff at me, I can now reach into my handy cooler/iPod dock, whip out a bottle of Stagger Home wine, and play redecorate the face of some lifeguard who's starting static. Then I can turn up my cooler and rock out even more. Plus who doesn't like that fabric! It's beautiful!