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Old 02-15-2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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***Official Jones Beach (Wantagh, NY) 2012***

June 12-13, 2012.

Wanted to start a new thread, with the official dates.

I have attached some pictures of the venue. For those of you who have never been or plan on making the trip, have a look at the pics so you can get a feel.

View is excellent, acoustics could be better, although I have never really found them that bad.

This is my home venue, so any questions go ahead and ask, someone will have an answer for you. Ill post more information about hotels in the area as we approach.

Important notes: This is an alcohol free venue, with the exception of VIP. This includes the parking lots. It is a state park and they enforce it strongly, especially during concerts. Bring a red cup and you should be fine. Just don't make a scene.

Some lower sections are prone to flooding, I was standing in 10 inches of water with crabs at my feet in 09. Don't wear your nice shoes if rain is a possibility.

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Old 02-15-2012, 09:54 AM   #2
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Re: ***Official Jones Beach (Wantagh, NY) 2012***

Thinking that one of these shows might be the only ones I will be able to make. I live in Brooklyn, but have never been out to Jones Beach before. Any idea if its better to drive or take public transit?
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:59 AM   #3
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Thinking that one of these shows might be the only ones I will be able to make. I live in Brooklyn, but have never been out to Jones Beach before. Any idea if its better to drive or take public transit?
Well I work in Brooklyn so I know how shitty the traffic is. Public transport doesnt take you directly to the theater. You will have to take a taxi from the train station. I have heard that some train stations have a bus running back and forth. (I cant confirm this). If you drive, once you get past the Brooklyn traffic its really not that bad. Youll probably end up on the Southern State, and then to either the Meadowbrook or Wantagh Prkway. Its def doable, especially if you don't mind sitting in a little traffic.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:56 AM   #4
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Re: ***Official Jones Beach (Wantagh, NY) 2012***

So how does one get to Jones Beach via public transportation? Is there a LIRR train that goes out that way?
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:03 AM   #5
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So how does one get to Jones Beach via public transportation? Is there a LIRR train that goes out that way?
This all depends where you are coming from, but I've heard the best way is to take the LIRR to Freeport and then a bus or taxi from there to the venue. You can pick up the LIRR at Penn.
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Re: ***Official Jones Beach (Wantagh, NY) 2012***

Yeah, i have no problem with the traffic, would rather an easy commute to my front door after the show than dealing with public transit afterwards. Any sense of which night is better at Jones? I know night 2's are typically stronger at SPAC (my old home venue), but not sure about Jones...
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:04 AM   #7
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Yeah, i have no problem with the traffic, would rather an easy commute to my front door after the show than dealing with public transit afterwards. Any sense of which night is better at Jones? I know night 2's are typically stronger at SPAC (my old home venue), but not sure about Jones...
Night 1 in 2009 was the worst show I have ever been to. Haha, hope that helps.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:05 PM   #8
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Night 1 in 2009 was the worst show I have ever been to. Haha, hope that helps.
LOL! Had a great time at this show. I know this isn't saying much but listen to that Shake Me Like a Monkey. Intro and then a stop before the lyrics. Great show considering it was heavy on the Whiskey.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:12 PM   #9
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LOL! Had a great time at this show. I know this isn't saying much but listen to that Shake Me Like a Monkey. Intro and then a stop before the lyrics. Great show considering it was heavy on the Whiskey.
Haha yea, I remember, I also remember seeing some moron say it was a power outage, and not an intro.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:35 AM   #10
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Yeah, i have no problem with the traffic, would rather an easy commute to my front door after the show than dealing with public transit afterwards. Any sense of which night is better at Jones? I know night 2's are typically stronger at SPAC (my old home venue), but not sure about Jones...
IMO.........N2s are usually better. But if you can only make it to N1....its still a GREAT show!!!
Jones Beach is a nice venue especially if the weather agrees. BUT if it rains....the front sections do flood. Also its a "dry" venue unless you pay the extra fee to get into the VIP section...which only has beer and wine for sale. Since its a state park you are not supposed to tailgate....but in my experience if you keep it hidden and quiet, they pretty much leave you alone.
As far as getting there, I live in the area so I always drive. Parking is pretty decent...they have several parking fields. Getting out after the show isn't all that bad. I think if you want to take public transportation you have to take a bus. Maybe someone else knows more about that.
Anyway hope you get the chance to make it to at least one night at the beach!
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Re: ***Official Jones Beach (Wantagh, NY) 2012***

haha, definitely helps. I hope N2 was better?
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:14 AM   #12
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haha, definitely helps. I hope N2 was better?
Much better. Crowd was better, set list was better and the weather was great. Spac and Jones Beach are imo, the 2 nicest places to see a concert in NY. And yes, Ill be hitting Spac and then coming back for Jones. Kinda wish they spread them out a little more.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:11 PM   #13
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Much better. Crowd was better, set list was better and the weather was great. Spac and Jones Beach are imo, the 2 nicest places to see a concert in NY. And yes, Ill be hitting Spac and then coming back for Jones. Kinda wish they spread them out a little more.
You should check out Bethel Woods too, it is definitely among the nicest venues anywhere. Two nights at Jones Beach is awesome - just 15 minutes from home.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:15 AM   #14
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Re: ***Official Jones Beach (Wantagh, NY) 2012***

Anyone making the trip from Boston for this show? Is that doable? I will be in Boston for a conference and was hoping to make it to one of these shows.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:43 AM   #15
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Anyone making the trip from Boston for this show? Is that doable? I will be in Boston for a conference and was hoping to make it to one of these shows.

It's doable, it's just a 3:30-4 hour trip....without traffic
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:38 AM   #16
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I might do these, considering I live a half hour from JB. Too bads it's a Tuesday/Wednesday.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:02 PM   #17
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Eh, maybe going to these, but probably not.

Really didn't enjoy it in 09... maybe it was the weather.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:23 PM   #18
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Are Adult Beverages available inside the Venue?
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:22 PM   #19
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Are Adult Beverages available inside the Venue?
It's a dry venue.

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Old 02-15-2012, 01:28 PM   #20
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:11 PM   #21
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Re: ***Official Jones Beach (Wantagh, NY) 2012***

Pumped to see this stop return this year!
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:20 PM   #22
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Re: ***Official Jones Beach (Wantagh, NY) 2012***

i hate, hate, hate, hate jones beach but i will probably wind up going considering its the closet venue to me on this tour. i was hoping they would go for Yankee Stadium or red bull arena or something else because jones beach isnt the best environment to see a show. i try to avoid it just cause the sound can be wacky depending on how the wind is blowing, and theres very little coverage if its raining, and the floor floods sometimes during high tide. the only reason why im considering going is if i can get tickets in the orchestra because if youre in the upper structure, its a long ways away. anyone who went in 09, theres no GA right? its all seating? i know the seats are permanent but they put out folding chairs for the few few rows, wasnt sure if they change that. ugh, just sucks the garden will be out of commission for the renovations
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:31 PM   #23
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Thinking i may make an appearance Here, SPAC, Bristow and Va Beach. As well as Charlotte.

wow. need to get some things in order, soon...
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:16 PM   #24
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Glad to see this thread is up & running already, last LI show , this thread was kinda empty.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:44 PM   #25
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ok, tell me about the Lot at JB. how do they feel about vending? me and my GF plan on selling posters (of course no trademarked or copyrighted DMB stuff)
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:07 PM   #26
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also, Campgrounds? anyone have any ideas?
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:03 PM   #27
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also, Campgrounds? anyone have any ideas?

its long island. i really don't think there are campgrounds there.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:59 PM   #28
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Anyone know prices? I'm definitely hoping to go both nights to Jones Beach
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:20 PM   #29
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There is some camping at Nickerson Beach, which is really close to Jones Beach.
http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agenci...nickerson.html

Watch Hill, Fire Island is nice, it is about an hour away.
http://www.watchhillfi.com/camping.html
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:42 PM   #30
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There is some camping at Nickerson Beach, which is really close to Jones Beach.
http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agenci...nickerson.html

Watch Hill, Fire Island is nice, it is about an hour away.
http://www.watchhillfi.com/camping.html
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