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Sea. Hear. Now Festival 2020 Update

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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,103
    @mcgruff10 Thanks for the offer of advice on the area. I'm flying (solo) in to Newark on Friday morning. I'll have a rental car and I'm planning to skip Sunday. I found a reasonable price at Rodeway Inn in Point Pleasant for Friday-Sunday.

    My main question is what would be the best way to get to Asbury Park from there on Saturday. Also, any other general thoughts or advice are welcome.
    @[email protected]
    There is a train that runs from point to Asbury but I'm not sure of the schedule.  You are about 20-25 minutes to the venue.  Best bet could be to drive in.  By the way Point Pleasant is awesome!  You will have a good time down there.  If you can order early (like noon) and get pizza from Rosie's (they sell out pretty much every day).  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • ComeToTXComeToTX AustinPosts: 6,421
    on2legs said:
    ComeToTX said:
    I’m at a Hampton in East Windsor. Would the locals recommend I Uber or drive from there?
    I’ve actually been to that hotel a bunch of times for work conferences.  The breakfast buffet is FANTASTIC.  It might be a bit far for an Uber, so I would personally drive and get as close as you can.  Then walk or call an Uber.  Good news is that it’s a pretty direct route… just take Rt 33 all the way east and it takes you directly to Ocean Grove which is one town south of AP. 
    Thanks!
    This show, another show, a show here and a show there.
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 13,559
    cutz said:
    Also, Locals - I'm assuming there's bike racks of some sort somewhere around that convention center-ish area in AP, yes?
    Info from the website:https://www.seahearnowfestival.com/information

    Bicycle Parking

    Bike parking at Sea.Hear.Now will be available at the corner of 5th Avenue & Kingsley Street – near the main festival entrance. Cyclists must provide their own locks.

    Good work by you! Thanks, man.
  • Saltzy23Saltzy23 Posts: 1,162
    Are they really not gonna sell 1-day tickets to this thing?

    I really don't wanna pay for Sunday if I don't have to/would much rather use that money for a GA+ or VIP pass to Saturday.

    Cheapest GA on the ticketmaster site right now is $300+ for a 2 day GA.

    Insanity.
    'I know I was born and I know that I'll die, the in between is mine.'
  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 11,111
    Saltzy23 said:
    Are they really not gonna sell 1-day tickets to this thing?

    I really don't wanna pay for Sunday if I don't have to/would much rather use that money for a GA+ or VIP pass to Saturday.

    Cheapest GA on the ticketmaster site right now is $300+ for a 2 day GA.

    Insanity.
    It’s sold out.  Only option is secondary market but hopefully someone here can hook you up for face. 
    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2
    2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2
    2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1
    2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park 
    2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnR HOF)
    2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: MSG | Asbury Park

  • Saltzy23Saltzy23 Posts: 1,162
    on2legs said:
    Saltzy23 said:
    Are they really not gonna sell 1-day tickets to this thing?

    I really don't wanna pay for Sunday if I don't have to/would much rather use that money for a GA+ or VIP pass to Saturday.

    Cheapest GA on the ticketmaster site right now is $300+ for a 2 day GA.

    Insanity.
    It’s sold out.  Only option is secondary market but hopefully someone here can hook you up for face. 
    Did they ever sell 1 day passes?

    I've never seen any 1 day passes anywhere, including the secondary market.
    'I know I was born and I know that I'll die, the in between is mine.'
  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 11,111
    Saltzy23 said:
    on2legs said:
    Saltzy23 said:
    Are they really not gonna sell 1-day tickets to this thing?

    I really don't wanna pay for Sunday if I don't have to/would much rather use that money for a GA+ or VIP pass to Saturday.

    Cheapest GA on the ticketmaster site right now is $300+ for a 2 day GA.

    Insanity.
    It’s sold out.  Only option is secondary market but hopefully someone here can hook you up for face. 
    Did they ever sell 1 day passes?

    I've never seen any 1 day passes anywhere, including the secondary market.
    This is only the 3rd year of the festival, but they have only ever sold 2 day passes so far.  
    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2
    2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2
    2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1
    2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park 
    2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnR HOF)
    2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: MSG | Asbury Park

  • Saltzy23Saltzy23 Posts: 1,162
    on2legs said:
    Saltzy23 said:
    on2legs said:
    Saltzy23 said:
    Are they really not gonna sell 1-day tickets to this thing?

    I really don't wanna pay for Sunday if I don't have to/would much rather use that money for a GA+ or VIP pass to Saturday.

    Cheapest GA on the ticketmaster site right now is $300+ for a 2 day GA.

    Insanity.
    It’s sold out.  Only option is secondary market but hopefully someone here can hook you up for face. 
    Did they ever sell 1 day passes?

    I've never seen any 1 day passes anywhere, including the secondary market.
    This is only the 3rd year of the festival, but they have only ever sold 2 day passes so far.  
    Well, shit.
    'I know I was born and I know that I'll die, the in between is mine.'
  • mcgruff10 said:
    @mcgruff10 Thanks for the offer of advice on the area. I'm flying (solo) in to Newark on Friday morning. I'll have a rental car and I'm planning to skip Sunday. I found a reasonable price at Rodeway Inn in Point Pleasant for Friday-Sunday.

    My main question is what would be the best way to get to Asbury Park from there on Saturday. Also, any other general thoughts or advice are welcome.
    @[email protected]
    There is a train that runs from point to Asbury but I'm not sure of the schedule.  You are about 20-25 minutes to the venue.  Best bet could be to drive in.  By the way Point Pleasant is awesome!  You will have a good time down there.  If you can order early (like noon) and get pizza from Rosie's (they sell out pretty much every day).  
    Thank you so much! For parking at the venue, is there anything to be aware of other than what's on the festival website page (https://www.seahearnowfestival.com/information)?
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,103
    mcgruff10 said:
    @mcgruff10 Thanks for the offer of advice on the area. I'm flying (solo) in to Newark on Friday morning. I'll have a rental car and I'm planning to skip Sunday. I found a reasonable price at Rodeway Inn in Point Pleasant for Friday-Sunday.

    My main question is what would be the best way to get to Asbury Park from there on Saturday. Also, any other general thoughts or advice are welcome.
    @[email protected]
    There is a train that runs from point to Asbury but I'm not sure of the schedule.  You are about 20-25 minutes to the venue.  Best bet could be to drive in.  By the way Point Pleasant is awesome!  You will have a good time down there.  If you can order early (like noon) and get pizza from Rosie's (they sell out pretty much every day).  
    Thank you so much! For parking at the venue, is there anything to be aware of other than what's on the festival website page (https://www.seahearnowfestival.com/information)?
    it's all street parking.  There are a few lots near the beach but I would imagine they would be for vip/artists.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • cutzcutz Posts: 10,116
    cutz said:
    Also, Locals - I'm assuming there's bike racks of some sort somewhere around that convention center-ish area in AP, yes?
    Info from the website:https://www.seahearnowfestival.com/information

    Bicycle Parking

    Bike parking at Sea.Hear.Now will be available at the corner of 5th Avenue & Kingsley Street – near the main festival entrance. Cyclists must provide their own locks.

    Good work by you! Thanks, man.
    I just so-happen to stumble on that info.

    As of right now my plan is to park and then ride my Bike there.
  • reyrey Monmouth County, NJPosts: 170
    mcgruff10 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    @mcgruff10 Thanks for the offer of advice on the area. I'm flying (solo) in to Newark on Friday morning. I'll have a rental car and I'm planning to skip Sunday. I found a reasonable price at Rodeway Inn in Point Pleasant for Friday-Sunday.

    My main question is what would be the best way to get to Asbury Park from there on Saturday. Also, any other general thoughts or advice are welcome.
    @[email protected]
    There is a train that runs from point to Asbury but I'm not sure of the schedule.  You are about 20-25 minutes to the venue.  Best bet could be to drive in.  By the way Point Pleasant is awesome!  You will have a good time down there.  If you can order early (like noon) and get pizza from Rosie's (they sell out pretty much every day).  
    Thank you so much! For parking at the venue, is there anything to be aware of other than what's on the festival website page (https://www.seahearnowfestival.com/information)?
    it's all street parking.  There are a few lots near the beach but I would imagine they would be for vip/artists.

    In 2019 we parked in a lot by the AP Casino (Cookman/Asbury Ave.) on Sunday.  Don't remember how much they charged, but we got there relatively early and had no problem parking there.  Very convenient location.
  • leddeadleddead Posts: 136
    I have a room, which comes with a parking spot, at a motel which is apparently right around the block from the festival main entrance. I was beyond pumped to snag it, until I did some further research reading reviews. I don't have a problem staying at a less-than-stellar place, but the reviews of this motel sound straight up scary - dirty rooms, dirty sheets, crackheads, bugs, boarded windows, etc...at nearly $300 per night! At the time, it was both the best location and the best price (now I know why).

    Any locals familiar with Oceanic Inn??? Should I fear for my life? The reviews are that bad that I thought about eating the one night deposit and finding somewhere else to stay, but there is NOTHING out there now.
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 13,559
    I'm sure you're fine. Most of the time all that shit is overblown from a fear perspective. BUT I'd worry more about your expectations - dirty sheets happen at cheap motels. I would think this is an expectation when I hear "less than stellar" places. And more than anything my biggest fear (and this goes for cheap or expensive hotels) would be bed bugs. Just burn everything when you're done with it. :)
  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 11,111
    The problem with Asbury Park is that it’s only started to bounce back development wise in the last 10 to 15 years.  For years before that it was an economically depressed and a blighted area.  Since then, they’ve done an amazing job with the development of the beachfront area and the downtown area.  There are some really nice places to stay and spectacular restaurants.  But unfortunately there are some businesses that have not made the leap with the rest of the town.  It’s still a work in progress.  Your safety isn’t in danger.  But if you’re picky about hotels, like me, you will probably be disappointed.  
    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2
    2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2
    2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1
    2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park 
    2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnR HOF)
    2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: MSG | Asbury Park

  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 11,111
    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2
    2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2
    2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1
    2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park 
    2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnR HOF)
    2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: MSG | Asbury Park

  • tdawetdawe Posts: 1,338
    on2legs said:
    Good looking out. I will definitely throw down $20 against the possibility that this will be a huge convenience. 
  • leddeadleddead Posts: 136
    I'm sure you're fine. Most of the time all that shit is overblown from a fear perspective. BUT I'd worry more about your expectations - dirty sheets happen at cheap motels. I would think this is an expectation when I hear "less than stellar" places. And more than anything my biggest fear (and this goes for cheap or expensive hotels) would be bed bugs. Just burn everything when you're done with it. :)
    Good call. My wife said the same thing about burning everything before I come home. haha.
  • leddeadleddead Posts: 136
    on2legs said:
    The problem with Asbury Park is that it’s only started to bounce back development wise in the last 10 to 15 years.  For years before that it was an economically depressed and a blighted area.  Since then, they’ve done an amazing job with the development of the beachfront area and the downtown area.  There are some really nice places to stay and spectacular restaurants.  But unfortunately there are some businesses that have not made the leap with the rest of the town.  It’s still a work in progress.  Your safety isn’t in danger.  But if you’re picky about hotels, like me, you will probably be disappointed.  
    I'm actually not picky at all. I can deal with things not being up to par. However, there was one review saying someone was trying to get into their room in the middle of the night. Another about bed bugs (the review is a few years old though, thank goodness). Another about the place being a hotspot for crackheads and hookers. Another about there not being any hot water. Another about there not being a shower head, just a pipe hanging out of the wall (haha. I'm actually still laughing about that one). I really picked a winner! 
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  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 11,111
    edited June 10
    leddead said:
    on2legs said:
    The problem with Asbury Park is that it’s only started to bounce back development wise in the last 10 to 15 years.  For years before that it was an economically depressed and a blighted area.  Since then, they’ve done an amazing job with the development of the beachfront area and the downtown area.  There are some really nice places to stay and spectacular restaurants.  But unfortunately there are some businesses that have not made the leap with the rest of the town.  It’s still a work in progress.  Your safety isn’t in danger.  But if you’re picky about hotels, like me, you will probably be disappointed.  
    I'm actually not picky at all. I can deal with things not being up to par. However, there was one review saying someone was trying to get into their room in the middle of the night. Another about bed bugs (the review is a few years old though, thank goodness). Another about the place being a hotspot for crackheads and hookers. Another about there not being any hot water. Another about there not being a shower head, just a pipe hanging out of the wall (haha. I'm actually still laughing about that one). I really picked a winner! 
    Lol. 

    All those complaints sound about right. Although the person trying to get in could just be a drunk at the wrong room. Most of the stuff described is stuff that goes on in the off season when they have to lower the rates after the tourists go home.  I’m extremely picky about hotels and won’t stay anywhere unless it’s a name brand and has an interior corridor.  That doesn’t mean I need the Waldorf, but give me a Hampton Inn and suites and I’m pretty happy.  I can’t do motels. 
    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2
    2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2
    2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1
    2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park 
    2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnR HOF)
    2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: MSG | Asbury Park

  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 13,559
    What's the deal with Ocean Grove Beach? Do you need beach tags? I'm thinking the plan on Saturday will be to hit the beach for the majority of the day as close as possible without hitting the fest craziness, get nice and sunburnt, and then head over around Dr. Dog time.
  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 11,111
    What's the deal with Ocean Grove Beach? Do you need beach tags? I'm thinking the plan on Saturday will be to hit the beach for the majority of the day as close as possible without hitting the fest craziness, get nice and sunburnt, and then head over around Dr. Dog time.
    Ocean Grove is A+ for the beach.  You won’t need a badge in September.  The town is small but really beautiful… it has the largest aggregation of Victorian homes in the country.  Plenty of shops and restaurants a couple blocks off the beach.  And the parking is free.  I was just there the other day… we get badges every summer.  We turn them into magnets at the end of the summer. 


    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2
    2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2
    2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1
    2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park 
    2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnR HOF)
    2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: MSG | Asbury Park

  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 13,559
    on2legs said:
    What's the deal with Ocean Grove Beach? Do you need beach tags? I'm thinking the plan on Saturday will be to hit the beach for the majority of the day as close as possible without hitting the fest craziness, get nice and sunburnt, and then head over around Dr. Dog time.
    Ocean Grove is A+ for the beach.  You won’t need a badge in September.  The town is small but really beautiful… it has the largest aggregation of Victorian homes in the country.  Plenty of shops and restaurants a couple blocks off the beach.  And the parking is free.  I was just there the other day… we get badges every summer.  We turn them into magnets at the end of the summer. 


    Interesting - sounds a bit like Cape May then. No tags needed after Labor Day, got it, thanks!
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 13,559
    Also, we're all very lucky this show is happening:

    "Firing up the whole Pearl Jam organization for just two shows can’t be easy. Are there plans for any other touring this year?

    I don’t think there’s any way we’re going into arenas before the end of the year. I think we’ll wait to see how everything shakes out. We have so many fans that travel, and that’s the thing that freaks me out the most. You see how bad things are with COVID in South America right now and you think about 50 people getting on planes and coming to one of the upcoming shows. I would guess that a good portion of our fans are vaccinated, but some may not be, and some may be immune-compromised. The last thing we want to do is be a part of anybody getting really sick or dying. We’re going to take our time. It feels like playing Ohana and Sea.Hear.Now is a perfect way to get our feet wet. Both of those environments are going to be crazily celebratory and it’s going to be awesome. It’s going to be so awesome (laughs)."


    https://sports.yahoo.com/pearl-jam-jeff-ament-talks-182554123.html
  • davidosdavidos Posts: 401
    Where is the warmup show(s)?
  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 8,588
    davidos said:
    Where is the warmup show(s)?
    @mcgruff10 backyard
    PJ
    2013 Worcester 1 & 2
    2016 Quebec, Toronto 2, Fenway 1&2, Wrigley 2
    2018 Prague, Krakow, Berlin, Seattle 2, Wrigley 2, Fenway 1&2 

    EV
    2017 Firenze, Taormina 1 & 2
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,103
    FYI: ocean grove is a dry town.  Weird Methodist rules.  
    But you can t go wrong with og, Bradley , Avon, belmar or spring lake beach that time of year.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,103
    PJNB said:
    davidos said:
    Where is the warmup show(s)?
    @mcgruff10 backyard
    Damn straight.  Bring a bathing suit and towel.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • RatherStarvedRatherStarved Posts: 1,390
    mcgruff10 said:
    FYI: ocean grove is a dry town.  Weird Methodist rules.  
    But you can t go wrong with og, Bradley , Avon, belmar or spring lake beach that time of year.  
    NJ is funny that way.  I have had vacations in Wildwood where the specific district determines the beverage selection.  
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