brznbeaches wrote:The GPS and Mapuquest both showed the drive at 2 hours, so I thought leaving from Baltimore at 1 would be okay, still give me some time at the tailgate. Traffic started crawling at Aberdeen, and never got over 20 mph, even though there were no accidents and I never heard a word on any of the radio stations. This is normal? When I got close to the Del Mem Bridge, I saw that traffic continued to crawl going that way, so I headed up 95 on the west side of the river and crossed over from Philly (which bridge is it, just south of the Ben Franklin?). Things moved fine on 130 until I got off at 5A and spent another hour crawling. If I had known, I would have parked at a train and ridden in. Especially when they added insult to injury by charging for parking ( it's included at Nissan/Lube after 2 pm). Not the best way to start off a party!thebeachbumm33 wrote:Do you know where I95 starts in NJ? Sounds to me like you got lost.brznbeaches wrote:Sounds like the consensus is.... Buffett does a great show, anywhere and everywhere, but the tailgate at Camden left a lot to be desired. 11 different parking lots, in one of the worst areas of Camden, no matter what they've done to dress it up. Lots of people looking for an excuse to party (there to see "Buffet", drinking and wearing a lei so that makes me a Ph, right? NOT!).
I will NEVER complain about Nissan/ The Lube again! After 3+ hours of doing less than 20 mph on 95 north thru Maryland, Delaware, NJ and Pa, I paid $25 to park near a 4 story tall trash dump. 11 different lots, $25 a pop to park???!!! With a hi-speed line stop right in front of the entrance, why did I bother driving??? Welcome back to Jersey! SO glad we moved to Virginia before I started HS!
As always a great group of BNers. Old friends and new, love you guys!
Will happily host anytime at the Lube!
Lesson(s) learned. I did enjoy the time I spent with the BNers in Lot 11, and really appreciated that they have a place to check in stuff you don't want to carry into the show with you. Love that you don't need a car to get there. Did enjoy getting back to my roots, if only for a day, and remembering the good stuff (can you say Panzarotti's? Went to school with the Tarantini kids!)
Don't know if I'll be back to that venue- but I know how to do it better if I do go!
Give it another chance and leave earlier to avoid traffic stress. Don't let the drive ruin your outlook on the tailgate! Yes Camden charges $25 for parking, some venues charge A LOT more!