Camden or Jones Beach?

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Camden or Jones Beach?

Post by FinsUp6835 »

What is an overall better venue? Camden or jones beach? Is jones beach strict about tailgating? And is it a pain to get there with traffic? Is Camden a better bet? Thanks
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Re: Camden or Jones Beach?

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FinsUp6835 wrote:What is an overall better venue? Camden or jones beach? Is jones beach strict about tailgating? And is it a pain to get there with traffic? Is Camden a better bet? Thanks

Never been to JB; been to Camden several times...and last year was a giant kluster....there's a thread somewhere were you can read all about it.

We would love to have JB be our virgin venue for 2012.
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Re: Camden or Jones Beach?

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Jones beach all the way!!! Great tailgating, you can walk to the ocean, and see the beach from the seats at the venue! Plus, how can you pass up a show with Jimmy Buffett at the Beach!
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Re: Camden or Jones Beach?

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On their website it says no alcohol? Obviously tailgating is huge for us, as it is for everyone...they do allow early tailgates correct? Like park at 11:00am? I agree saltx, I've been doing Camden for a few years and have never been to JB. Kind of over Camden and always wanted to do jb
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FinsUp6835 wrote:On their website it says no alcohol? Obviously tailgating is huge for us, as it is for everyone...they do allow early tailgates correct? Like park at 11:00am? I agree saltx, I've been doing Camden for a few years and have never been to JB. Kind of over Camden and always wanted to do jb
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Re: Camden or Jones Beach?

Post by blackjack »

Camden is my "home" venue and I will tell you JONES BEACH IS BETTER BY FAR!!!!

Of course, we're trying to do both...plus Pittsburgh which is also a great venue.
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Re: Camden or Jones Beach?

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Definitely Jones Beach!!!!!

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Re: Camden or Jones Beach?

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Having been to both venues, by far Jones Beach is the better choice!!!

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FinsUp6835 wrote:On their website it says no alcohol? Obviously tailgating is huge for us, as it is for everyone...they do allow early tailgates correct? Like park at 11:00am? I agree saltx, I've been doing Camden for a few years and have never been to JB. Kind of over Camden and always wanted to do jb
Haven't been to Jones Beach......yet.......but I will tell you this........if you're not there at sunrise......YOU'RE LATE!!!!! :D 8)


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Re: Camden or Jones Beach?

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Carolinadreamin' wrote:
FinsUp6835 wrote:On their website it says no alcohol? Obviously tailgating is huge for us, as it is for everyone...they do allow early tailgates correct? Like park at 11:00am? I agree saltx, I've been doing Camden for a few years and have never been to JB. Kind of over Camden and always wanted to do jb
Haven't been to Jones Beach......yet.......but I will tell you this........if you're not there at sunrise......YOU'RE LATE!!!!! :D 8)


That's for you Al!!!!!! Think of you and miss you all the time.
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Re: Camden or Jones Beach?

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Trying to decide. What time do they open the lots at Jones Beach? :pirate:
Who's got the rum?

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We were in the lots at 6amthe last year. Seriously.
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Re: Camden or Jones Beach?

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Jones Beach, without a doubt. Sunrise in the parking lot.
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Re: Camden or Jones Beach?

Post by Carolinadreamin' »

SchoolGirlHeart wrote:Jones Beach, without a doubt. Sunrise in the parking lot.

Really.......not kidding people!!! Jen (with lots of others) has been there to watch the sunrise...... :D
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Re: Camden or Jones Beach?

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Camden: people are great, crowd is great, venue is great but organization is an absolute cluster. Takes hours to get in, no popups allowed for shade. Although I miss the heck out of my PA and NJ friends, doubt I'll be back to Camden anytime soon.

Jones Beach: Early arrival, plenty of room to set up, the beach is across the street if you so desire, REAL BATHROOMS, venue is great.

Neither is my "home venue" so not a whole lot of hometown bias. All things considered Jones Beach comes out far ahead, hands down.
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Re: Camden or Jones Beach?

Post by BahamaBreeze »

I am SOOOOOO glad I have reservations for Jones Beach after reading this thread!!
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Re: Camden or Jones Beach?

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Jones Beach by far. The people and venue in Camden are great, but IT'S IN CAMDEN, NJ!!! Not exactly the safest city in the U.S.
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Re: Camden or Jones Beach?

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SchoolGirlHeart wrote:Camden: people are great, crowd is great, venue is great but organization is an absolute cluster. Takes hours to get in, no popups allowed for shade. Although I miss the heck out of my PA and NJ friends, doubt I'll be back to Camden anytime soon.

Jones Beach: Early arrival, plenty of room to set up, the beach is across the street if you so desire, REAL BATHROOMS, venue is great.

Neither is my "home venue" so not a whole lot of hometown bias. All things considered Jones Beach comes out far ahead, hands down.
[smilie=nod.gif] [smilie=nod.gif] [smilie=nod.gif] even though it is my home venue and have been to others-it is the best -how can it not with water as the backdrop to the stage!!! (Seeing him in Paris was great but for regular shows -JB @ JB without a doubt!!!)
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Jones Beach is #1!!!!
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Re: Camden or Jones Beach?

Post by IrishPirate »

Four or five years ago I may have debated this question. Now I say Jones Beach all the way!!! The only draw back I see at Jones Beach is there isn't a lawn and limited number of seats, but it excels in everything else!!! [smilie=battingeyes.gif]
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