Will there be Lepre-Mayhem on Saturday?

Poll: What will Hoboken be like during LepreCon?

Many residents have been talking about what the city will be like during the Hoboken LepreCon that is scheduled to take place tomorrow.

How do you think this day will pan out?

Better or worse than last year?

Leprecon 2013 vs. Leprecon 2012

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Will LepreCon get too out of control?

Will there be a fatality as a direct result of Hoboken LepreCon?

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Are you staying or leaving?

Are you staying or going?

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Whatever you choose to do – have a great weekend one way or another!

29 Responses

  1. hobokenmac23 says:

    Can you please define “confirmed attendees”? 20,000 people on facebook/twitter say there coming?

  2. whineanddineinhob says:

    I hope a whole slew of them march down to zimmers house just like her reformers marched to CAmmaranno’s. Wonder if ms. dynamo will remain in town.

  3. JgP13 says:

    I wonder what would have happened if the local media outlets/blogs and city government didn’t “take the bait” and promote the whole Lepre-Con initiative. What if they just ignored it?

    Would we be talking about port-a-potties?

    Would we be talking about helicopters?

    Would we be getting pre-recorded phone calls from the police department?

    Let’s face it…the whole concept was the brainchild of some local woman who works in the marketing industry. She came up with a clever name and slapped together a down-and-dirty website. Besides a small group, no one would have even thought twice about it. It probably would have been exactly like Santa-con, which comes and goes without most residents even knowing it ever even happened.

    But the media (including the blogs) started yapping about it. Then the city started getting nervous and taking all these precautions……and the next thing you know, we’re back to where we were last year, minus the fucking parade.

    I’m not saying the media shouldn’t have jumped on it….it’s a good story. I’m just wondering if it would have fizzled (or been as inconsequential as Santa-con) if everyone hadn’t jumped all over it.

    • hoboken411 says:

      @JgP13 – You can’t put the blame on the media for this one… you’d have to put the blame on social networking. If I saw this “event” on facebook and it had 1,000 or less attendees – I wouldn’t make mention of it. When you get close to 20,000 – it absolutely is a story. I liken this a bit to prohibition… they want to drink more now “just because.”

      Good luck everyone.

      • Mama Luke says:

        Maybe the organizers should be held accountable and have them foot the bill for all the over time. 😈 [quote comment=”214307″]@JgP13 – You can’t put the blame on the media for this one… you’d have to put the blame on social networking. If I saw this “event” on facebook and it had 1,000 or less attendees – I wouldn’t make mention of it. When you get close to 20,000 – it absolutely is a story. I liken this a bit to prohibition… they want to drink more now “just because.”Good luck everyone.[/quote]

    • whineanddineinhob says:

      Me thinks this crazed administration would rather have media attention focused on a drink fest rather than activities going on in city hall.[quote comment=”214305″]I wonder what would have happened if the local media outlets/blogs and city government didn’t “take the bait” and promote the whole Lepre-Con initiative. What if they just ignored it?Would we be talking about port-a-potties?Would we be talking about helicopters?Would we be getting pre-recorded phone calls from the police department?Let’s face it…the whole concept was the brainchild of some local woman who works in the marketing industry. She came up with a clever name and slapped together a down-and-dirty website. Besides a small group, no one would have even thought twice about it. It probably would have been exactly like Santa-con, which comes and goes without most residents even knowing it ever even happened.But the media (including the blogs) started yapping about it. Then the city started getting nervous and taking all these precautions……and the next thing you know, we’re back to where we were last year, minus the fucking parade.I’m not saying the media shouldn’t have jumped on it….it’s a good story. I’m just wondering if it would have fizzled (or been as inconsequential as Santa-con) if everyone hadn’t jumped all over it.[/quote]

  4. camel2 says:

    10 bucks says the city already has a poofy press release about how well things went during lepre-con already written.

  5. HoBoSearch says:

    Not looking forward to tomorrow at all!

    Year after year my neighbors have parties, which I wouldnt have any issues with if they had respect for the others in the building. I am on the first floor so I always have beer/pee/cig butts all over the floor in front of my door and even find people smoking in the hall way. It gets old very fast. Last year the hall way smelled of beer and vomit for the following 2 days, not the nicest environment….

  6. emarche says:

    You’re all a bunch of flaming p*ssies. Every goddamn year people get in a tizzy over the impending rape and pillage of Hoboken and when they wake up the next day, the town is still in one piece, the idiots have staggered off into the sunset and life goes on. Life will go on during and after this weekend, too, and Hoboken will remain Hoboken. Get over yourselves and get on with it. If you’re – that – worried about someone defiling or defacing your property, then plop yourself down in front of your property and accept all challengers. If something goes awry and your stuff gets dinged, peed upon or otherwise messed up…then wait a few weeks until after the event and hurl a brick through the front window of the bar of your choice and have your revenge. But then kindly STFU and get over it (and yourself).

    • HoeinBoken says:

      “Plop yourself down in front of your property and accept all challengers” – hysterical. Thank you. [quote comment=”214312″]You’re all a bunch of flaming p*ssies. Every goddamn year people get in a tizzy over the impending rape and pillage of Hoboken and when they wake up the next day, the town is still in one piece, the idiots have staggered off into the sunset and life goes on. Life will go on during and after this weekend, too, and Hoboken will remain Hoboken. Get over yourselves and get on with it. If you’re – that – worried about someone defiling or defacing your property, then plop yourself down in front of your property and accept all challengers. If something goes awry and your stuff gets dinged, peed upon or otherwise messed up…then wait a few weeks until after the event and hurl a brick through the front window of the bar of your choice and have your revenge. But then kindly STFU and get over it (and yourself).[/quote]

    • whino says:

      I totally agree. Zimmer really screwed the pooch on this one. We’re already paying for the cops, why not have the parade? Quit whining about the house parties. You chose to live in Hoboken, didn’t you? This Parade precedes your purchase of your condo. 26 years of history cancelled because of a very dumb political maneuver. I think I’m going to pee in a bike lane tomorrow![quote comment=”214312″]You’re all a bunch of flaming p*ssies. Every goddamn year people get in a tizzy over the impending rape and pillage of Hoboken and when they wake up the next day, the town is still in one piece, the idiots have staggered off into the sunset and life goes on. Life will go on during and after this weekend, too, and Hoboken will remain Hoboken. Get over yourselves and get on with it. If you’re – that – worried about someone defiling or defacing your property, then plop yourself down in front of your property and accept all challengers. If something goes awry and your stuff gets dinged, peed upon or otherwise messed up…then wait a few weeks until after the event and hurl a brick through the front window of the bar of your choice and have your revenge. But then kindly STFU and get over it (and yourself).[/quote]

      • SoulSoldSeparately says:

        Your argument is analogous to a cigarette smoker saying “if you don’t want to inhale my exhaled carcinogens, stay in your house and you’ll be fine.” That quintessentially self-centered argument only works for the simple-minded bottom-feeders of society, such as yourselves. This is because most adults acknowledge that he or she is NOT the only person in this society, and that the safety and well-being of others is just as valid as his or her own. While you may be chronologically old enough to technically be called adult, you obviously haven’t acquired the emotional maturity that generally accompanies adulthood. If you had, you’d take accountability for your actions, instead of putting the onus on the people who AREN’T being destructive and belligerent toward others. If you sober up, you’ll have a better chance of understanding this.[quote comment=”214325″]I totally agree. Zimmer really screwed the pooch on this one. We’re already paying for the cops, why not have the parade? Quit whining about the house parties. You chose to live in Hoboken, didn’t you? This Parade precedes your purchase of your condo. 26 years of history cancelled because of a very dumb political maneuver. I think I’m going to pee in a bike lane tomorrow![/quote]

      • whino says:

        Chill out and have a beer, dude! You obviously take yourself way too seriously.[quote comment=”214327″]Your argument is analogous to a cigarette smoker saying “if you don’t want to inhale my exhaled carcinogens, stay in your house and you’ll be fine.” That quintessentially self-centered argument only works for the simple-minded bottom-feeders of society, such as yourselves. This is because most adults acknowledge that he or she is NOT the only person in this society, and that the safety and well-being of others is just as valid as his or her own. While you may be chronologically old enough to technically be called adult, you obviously haven’t acquired the emotional maturity that generally accompanies adulthood. If you had, you’d take accountability for your actions, instead of putting the onus on the people who AREN’T being destructive and belligerent toward others. If you sober up, you’ll have a better chance of understanding this.[/quote]

    • YipYap says:

      Re: “flaming p*ssies”

      I see you have been to the Hong Kong club in Tijuana too! :mrgreen: [quote comment=”214312″]You’re all a bunch of flaming p*ssies. Every goddamn year people get in a tizzy over the impending rape and pillage of Hoboken and when they wake up the next day, the town is still in one piece, the idiots have staggered off into the sunset and life goes on. Life will go on during and after this weekend, too, and Hoboken will remain Hoboken. Get over yourselves and get on with it. If you’re – that – worried about someone defiling or defacing your property, then plop yourself down in front of your property and accept all challengers. If something goes awry and your stuff gets dinged, peed upon or otherwise messed up…then wait a few weeks until after the event and hurl a brick through the front window of the bar of your choice and have your revenge. But then kindly STFU and get over it (and yourself).[/quote]

  7. HoeinBoken says:

    Hoboken St. Patricks day, regardless of what you call it, will always be the first Saturday in March. Some may say that the media and social networking are to blame for the fact that this day will live on, but the fact of the matter is this day is part of this community – like it or not. Participants of this day laugh in the face of the ‘parade cancellation’ because truth be told, most of us have never even been to the damn parade. The actual parade was for YOU Mrs. Uptight yuppie who moved to Hoboken when you were cool and single and stayed entirely too long after having your second child. The parade is to pacify YOU Mr. Angry Garden apartment homeowner who should have known better than to buy a million dollar apartment in a town that thrives on being a young community. The parade is for YOU, person who thinks that Santa Con isn’t a big deal when in actuality it is an absolute sh*t show. While most of us are rising at dawn, adorning ourselves in green and celebrating that no matter our age the first Saturday in March will always be our day to celebrate being f*ing awesome – I hope you take comfort in your sterile apartments, sucking down your chamomile tea, knowing that your life is 100% bored.

    • mooshu says:

      Very well, Ho, I will call it the Fest o’Pee, Poop, and Puke. And I will call those who participate in the ‘festivities’ pee, poop, and puke.

      The majority of people who partake in this nothing-short-of-b.s. day are not members of the community/residents. They are folks who come in here with the motivation to destroy, destroy, destroy. The members of our community who support this ‘mission’ are insane, drug addicts, or alcoholics. Take your pick.

      Chamomile tea? Don’t think so. The parties I attended in earlier years (and can still attend and keep up with if I want to) make your green fest look like diarrhea, honey. Diarrhea. You have no idea about what it’s like to celebrate somethin in an honest and enjoyable way. Which is fine, not my life, and I wouldn’t care if you wound up sprawled in front of my apartment. I’d step over your limbs and be on about my way. Your f*cking problem. Good luck to you, because you’re “f*cking awesome” in your lifeless position.

      Finally, you go ahead and enjoy the day. And a $2000 fine. And waking up to an STD because you were so awesome you neglected to be a little more selective in trying to get laid, you desperate ass.

      [quote comment=”214313″]Hoboken St. Patricks day, regardless of what you call it, will always be the first Saturday in March. Some may say that the media and social networking are to blame for the fact that this day will live on, but the fact of the matter is this day is part of this community – like it or not. Participants of this day laugh in the face of the ‘parade cancellation’ because truth be told, most of us have never even been to the damn parade. The actual parade was for YOU Mrs. Uptight yuppie who moved to Hoboken when you were cool and single and stayed entirely too long after having your second child. The parade is to pacify YOU Mr. Angry Garden apartment homeowner who should have known better than to buy a million dollar apartment in a town that thrives on being a young community. The parade is for YOU, person who thinks that Santa Con isn’t a big deal when in actuality it is an absolute sh*t show. While most of us are rising at dawn, adorning ourselves in green and celebrating that no matter our age the first Saturday in March will always be our day to celebrate being f*ing awesome – I hope you take comfort in your sterile apartments, sucking down your chamomile tea, knowing that your life is 100% bored.[/quote]

      • HoeinBoken says:

        Ohh Mooshu. You must be one of the proud Garden level owners who had to evacuate during Irene. Your wife, the uptight Yuppie, probably has your balls in a vice so tight you forgot what it was like to walk around without feeling constricted. I bet you have a dog too – a really small one.

        Those who support this ”mission” – sorry, I didn’t realize Hoboken St. Patricks Day was suddenly an action adventure movie staring Tom Cruise. This “mission” if you chose to accept it, is about having fun and enjoying friends and Drink. Not sure what happens when you party (or used to) but pee, poop and puke sound a bit like ammature hour (maybe thats why you decided to stop being awesome and start being an uptight prick).

        Who the hell comes with the intent to Destroy Destroy Destroy? I am pretty sure most come with the intent to get drunk and River Dance.

        To celebrate something in an honest and enjoyable way in my book would certainly not be sitting on a pedestal looking down my nostrils at everyone else.

        I will celebrate my 6th Hoboken St. Patricks day, STD free /fine free and hopefully asshole free- that is, if you stay locked in your apartment as I am sure you will.

        [quote comment=”214317″]Very well, Ho, I will call it the Fest o’Pee, Poop, and Puke. And I will call those who participate in the ‘festivities’ pee, poop, and puke.The majority of people who partake in this nothing-short-of-b.s. day are not members of the community/residents. They are folks who come in here with the motivation to destroy, destroy, destroy. The members of our community who support this ‘mission’ are insane, drug addicts, or alcoholics. Take your pick.Chamomile tea? Don’t think so. The parties I attended in earlier years (and can still attend and keep up with if I want to) make your green fest look like diarrhea, honey. Diarrhea. You have no idea about what it’s like to celebrate somethin in an honest and enjoyable way. Which is fine, not my life, and I wouldn’t care if you wound up sprawled in front of my apartment. I’d step over your limbs and be on about my way. Your f*cking problem. Good luck to you, because you’re “f*cking awesome” in your lifeless position.Finally, you go ahead and enjoy the day. And a $2000 fine. And waking up to an STD because you were so awesome you neglected to be a little more selective in trying to get laid, you desperate ass.[/quote]

      • mooshu says:

        Clearly you have me confused with your father.

        No, p*ssyboy. I did not evacuate during Irene. And somehow I still think my balls are bigger than yours and those of your friends’ combined.

        You can drink and have fun any day of the week. Don’t give me that sh*t. You’re probably a bar owner. Well, you go ahead and you enjoy that, crackhead.[quote comment=”214320″]Ohh Mooshu. You must be one of the proud Garden level owners who had to evacuate during Irene. Your wife, the uptight Yuppie, probably has your balls in a vice so tight you forgot what it was like to walk around without feeling constricted. I bet you have a dog too – a really small one.Those who support this ”mission” – sorry, I didn’t realize Hoboken St. Patricks Day was suddenly an action adventure movie staring Tom Cruise. This “mission” if you chose to accept it, is about having fun and enjoying friends and Drink. Not sure what happens when you party (or used to) but pee, poop and puke sound a bit like ammature hour (maybe thats why you decided to stop being awesome and start being an uptight prick).Who the hell comes with the intent to Destroy Destroy Destroy? I am pretty sure most come with the intent to get drunk and River Dance.To celebrate something in an honest and enjoyable way in my book would certainly not be sitting on a pedestal looking down my nostrils at everyone else.I will celebrate my 6th Hoboken St. Patricks day, STD free /fine free and hopefully asshole free- that is, if you stay locked in your apartment as I am sure you will.[/quote]

      • HoeinBoken says:

        Pussyboy- wow! Thank you. I actually have no balls. Enormous tits, but that is neither here nor there.

        I love how you completely passed over the small dog comment – I am guessing it has many weather appropriate outfits – hope it is wearing rain gear tomorrow, sure to be a sloppy wet one.

        Not a bar owner but my thanks to all of those fine establishment owners who will open their fine doors at 11am.

        All the best. Thanks for not coming out. [quote comment=”214322″]Clearly you have me confused with your father.No, p*ssyboy. I did not evacuate during Irene. And somehow I still think my balls are bigger than yours and those of your friends’ combined.You can drink and have fun any day of the week. Don’t give me that sh*t. You’re probably a bar owner. Well, you go ahead and you enjoy that, crackhead.[/quote]

      • YipYap says:

        Enormous is a very big word, care to share the size in laymans terms such as brassiere measurements?[quote comment=”214331″]Pussyboy- wow! Thank you. I actually have no balls. Enormous tits, but that is neither here nor there.I love how you completely passed over the small dog comment – I am guessing it has many weather appropriate outfits – hope it is wearing rain gear tomorrow, sure to be a sloppy wet one.Not a bar owner but my thanks to all of those fine establishment owners who will open their fine doors at 11am.All the best. Thanks for not coming out.[/quote]

      • mooshu says:

        “… but my thanks to all of those fine establishment owners who will open their fine doors at 11am.”

        Of course you’re thankful for this. The current climate is a tough one, innit?

        I’d say keep your saggy, aging tits absolutely no one’s envious of, but I’m guessing they’re gonna be destroying the landscape all day tomorrow.

        You have yourself a good time.[quote comment=”214331″]Pussyboy- wow! Thank you. I actually have no balls. Enormous tits, but that is neither here nor there.I love how you completely passed over the small dog comment – I am guessing it has many weather appropriate outfits – hope it is wearing rain gear tomorrow, sure to be a sloppy wet one.Not a bar owner but my thanks to all of those fine establishment owners who will open their fine doors at 11am.All the best. Thanks for not coming out.[/quote]

      • xxrjxx says:

        The issue isn’t one of we don’t want people to have fun–the issue is that we want people to be responsible. And there’s no indication that this year they will be any more responsible than last year, which means more damage and quality of life issues (e.g. people pissing and vomiting all over the streets and doorstops) as well as life safety issues (e.g. people throwing stuff off of balconies at EMS and fire personnel).

        20k people may not be coming with the intent to ‘destroy'; however, they certainly have a track record of not respecting the town, the people that live here, and the property.

        I welcome those that drink responsibly. But tell me that’s going to happen this year and help me believe it. So Emarche and Hoe, by all means–have a great time. But step out of line and be disrespectful of the laws and I hope you get body slammed with a few thousand dollars in fines.

        [quote comment=”214320″]Ohh Mooshu. You must be one of the proud Garden level owners who had to evacuate during Irene. Your wife, the uptight Yuppie, probably has your balls in a vice so tight you forgot what it was like to walk around without feeling constricted. I bet you have a dog too – a really small one.Those who support this ”mission” – sorry, I didn’t realize Hoboken St. Patricks Day was suddenly an action adventure movie staring Tom Cruise. This “mission” if you chose to accept it, is about having fun and enjoying friends and Drink. Not sure what happens when you party (or used to) but pee, poop and puke sound a bit like ammature hour (maybe thats why you decided to stop being awesome and start being an uptight prick).Who the hell comes with the intent to Destroy Destroy Destroy? I am pretty sure most come with the intent to get drunk and River Dance.To celebrate something in an honest and enjoyable way in my book would certainly not be sitting on a pedestal looking down my nostrils at everyone else.I will celebrate my 6th Hoboken St. Patricks day, STD free /fine free and hopefully asshole free- that is, if you stay locked in your apartment as I am sure you will.[/quote]

  8. mooshu says:

    P.S. I do take on challengers. So you bring it.

  9. ohnoivotedforher says:

    No Bag Pipe Bands, No fire trucks, no high school bands, no NJ militia, nothing for the seniors, families and children to do. The parade entertained the residents and slowed down the visitors.

    Thanks for the smart thinking in cancelling the parade, Mrs Zimmer

  10. SoulSoldSeparately says:

    It’s very important to have Lepre-Con because, with the scarcity of bars in Hoboken, packs of drunken, belligerent sots don’t have enough opportunity during the other 365 days of the year to “kick back”.

  11. SoulSoldSeparately says:

    Bars charge admission, too? People pay for the chance to start drinking @ 11 am and to feel like a sardine? Talk about money well spent.

  12. YipYap says:

    Based upon the amount of people in Sparrow Liquors tonight it looks like Saturday is going to be a blowout day.

  13. trueblue11 says:

    I don’t think that the “lepre-cons” are coming here to destroy, destroy, destroy. I think a lot of kids will be coming into town to drink and have a good time, and yes, be disrespectful of private property and act like jack asses, but let us remember that they are kids (for the most part), most people go through phases like that. Tomorrows event could be viewed as an opportunity, an exercise in tolerance, to take a deep breath and NOT judge the actions and the miscalculations of the youthful offenders. When passing groups of party-goers on the street, I’ll usually say”have fun and be safe”. let them have their day. I’ll be no where near it, though.

  14. emarche says:

    AS PREDICTED BY ME: basically, a non-event. No looting, no pillaging, no raping, no murder. Just a bunch of dinks having fun.

    Hoboken PD knocked it out of the park. Great work.

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