Don’t Blame Seaside Heights For The Trouble This Past Weekend
As you probably heard by now, things got a little crazy Saturday night in Seaside Heights and Seaside Park. If you haven't heard about what happened over the weekend, CLICK HERE.
An estimated 10,000-15,000 people showed up from all different parts of the tri-state area for a beach party that was posted on social media.
This party was not sanctioned or approved by Seaside officials.
Seaside Heights has been trying to do everything in their power to make their beach town a family-friendly place. They are working incredibly hard to lose the "Jersey Shore" television show stigma.
All the activities that are set up throughout the year are catered towards families. "Movies on the Beach", "Beach Camping", "Fireworks", "Mom/Dad & Me Day", etc are all designed around families. You can see all of their events right HERE so you get an idea of what I'm talking about.
Seaside Heights police were caught off-guard by what happened on Saturday night. They didn't know that 15,000 people were coming for a beach party. Law enforcement was definitely outnumbered at first, but they responded pretty quickly with plenty of reinforcements so the situation did not escalate any further.
I just happened to be on the boardwalk on Saturday night, and I witnessed this all go down, and yes It was crazy for a bit, but as soon extra law enforcement showed up, they took charge.
It seems like everytime Seaside Heights takes one step forward, something happens and it's two steps back.
Seaside Heights is my "backyard". Most of you know how much time I spend there, so trust me when I say that Seaside Heights wants nothing more than to be a family-friendly resort destination.
It's a great place to be. The people are great. They want you to have a great time. I have never seen the sand and water look better than it has already this year. There is so much to do...bars, restaurants, music, games, and rides. There is something for everyone.
Just when things are looking up, something like this past weekend happens, and it just SUCKS having to read all the NEGATIVE social media comments once again about Seaside Heights
Were there a few fights on Saturday night? Yes. But out of 15,000 people, a couple of fights isn't too bad. Just go into any nightclub in any city on a Friday/Saturday night, and fights are popping up all the time when alcohol is involved (that's why there are bouncers).
And I can honestly say, after the initial chaos on the beach, I did not see one more single incident despite the massive amount of extra people. There was loud music, and large crowds, but everyone behaved just fine.
So before you go and rule out Seaside Heights once again, just realize that this was an isolated incident.
Don't blame the town. They want you back, and they want you to have the best possible experience with your friends and family for years to come.
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