Concert Venue: Pier A Park

Pier A Park in Hoboken, NJ hosts large concerts

Below are some photos taken last week of Pier A Park in Hoboken.

As you may have heard – a massive Mumford and Sons concert will be taking place this Wednesday, August 1, 2012. I believe that will represent the largest single gathering of people on the pier in its history.

Now I hope, despite Mayor Dawn Zimmer indicating that Pier A Park was in bad shape – that the concert (and any future gathering) goes off without a hitch. But this situation brings up two common sense questions.

  1. If you go on record saying the Pier is in bad condition – then how could your conscience allow such a large collection of people to go on it?
  2. More importantly – perhaps the pier ISN’T in bad shape after all, but the stage is now set for another big contract award going to a political supporter? A shell game?

My gut tells me #2 is more likely, otherwise this concert logically wouldn’t have been allowed there.

Enjoy your weekend!

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12 Comments on "Concert Venue: Pier A Park"


SuperG
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SuperG
3 years 1 month ago

I hope they check the integrity of Pier A before they put 20,000 people out there. There are still several large depressions on the northeast section that have had safety cones on them for the last several months…oh yea and fix the lights while they are at it…

taxedtodeath
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taxedtodeath
3 years 1 month ago

The concert organizer probably picks the date so that it fits in with the rest of the tour. We’re just one piece in a very large puzzle.

http://www.bobdylan.com/us/upcoming-dates

HOB424
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HOB424
3 years 1 month ago

I was wondering why they chose this day. It’s going to be very crowded here that day since it’s also the last day of the St. Ann’s Feast (It’s the same day every year). Lots of people come in for that and drive. Also, they close streets off for the procession.

hoboken martello
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hoboken martello
3 years 1 month ago

hmmmmm, I wonder if this show was intentionally scheduled to conflict with the last night of the St. Ann’s feast?? You know the Church who’s pastor (at the time) our fine mayor had a run in with last year……..

HomeTeam
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HomeTeam
3 years 1 month ago

7/26/13 – Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingham.

Since I actually care about these artists, I hope the pier doesn’t collapse!

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