Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Mumford & Sons Play Hoboken Tonight: What to Know if You Go

Hoboken's Pier A park becomes a concert venue once again tonight when Mumford & Sons kicks off its summer 2012 tour in the Mile Square City. Below is some information on the event, which is sold out.

Doors opened at 5 p.m. for the show. The concert is set to begin at 6:30 p.m., with Aaron Embry and Dawes opening for Mumford & Sons. The show will end at about 10 o'clock with three minutes of fireworks to be shot off from a barge in the Hudson River.
From the City of Hoboken website:
"Starting on Wednesday, sections of Sinatra Drive between Newark Street and 4th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic. Warrington Plaza adjacent to Hoboken Terminal will also be closed by NJ Transit.

Visitors are strongly encouraged to take public transit. Additional PATH trains will operate between 9pm and 11pm on Wednesday. NJ Transit will also be providing additional service. Municipal parking garages are expected to reach capacity.

 Doors will open at 5:00pm with two bands opening prior to Mumford & Sons. The event will take place rain or shine. Chairs, blankets, umbrellas, and outside food and drink are prohibited and will be confiscated at the door."

From the Bowery Presents event page:
 * the concert will take place rain or shine
* "Prohibited Items: Weapons of any kind * Illegal Substances * Framed or Large Backpacks * Outside Food & Beverage, including Alcohol * Glass containers of ANY kind * Bicycles, Skateboards, Scooters or personal motorized vehicles * Fireworks and Explosives * Laser Pointers * Instruments * Blankets * Chairs or Lawn Furniture of any kind * Beach/Golf Umbrellas * Coolers or Picnic Baskets * Pets (except service dogs) * Video equipment - no video recording will be allowed * Professional still camera equipment (no detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms, or commercial use rigs) * Audio recording equipment * No illegal vending is permitted - no unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed"

Yeah, that's a pretty long list of prohibited items. But it's hope that things will go smoothly. Have fun if you're going tonight, and I hope the weather holds out.

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