In his song Miami 2017, Billy Joel imagined Miami, Florida, as a refuge for an impending apocalypse. In the narrative, or diegesis, Joel builds, Miami is never mentioned. But as Joel describes how dangerous New York has become in this futuristic scenario, the city's citizens, we are led to believe, will once again flee south, just as the song tells us they did almost eight years earlier.
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 90:
3, Article 8.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol90/iss3/8