About 1,500 Pack Jenkinson's for Concert Fri.

The early morning concert event featured Train and Adam Lambert

About 1,500 people crowded into Pavilion and onto the beach as Adam Lambert and then Train entertained the throngs at the WPLJ Summer Blast-off on Friday morning.

performed four songs and Train also performed several songs, followed by WPLJ playing recorded music as people hung out in the pavilion or on the beach. Some concertgoers left after Lambert, and some after Train had played their last tune. Others stayed in the pavilion or on the beach.

Jenkinson's has held the early Friday morning event for many years as an unofficial start of the summer season.

Neighboring cross streets appeared quiet in the late morning as the last of the WPLJ and TV crews were packing up to leave.

Point Beach Police Chief Kevin O'Hara said he was at the event from 6 to 9 a.m. and there appeared to be no problems. By early afternoon, he had gotten a report from his staff that there were no major problems.

"It was for the most part an orderly event," O'Hara said.

Skies were mostly gray during the event, but the sun kept trying to shine through. Looks like it will be trying all weekend, based on the forecast, but there is only a slight chance of rain through Monday.

Let us know in the Comments section what you thought of the event.

If you have any photos or video of the event, please feel free to load into story (but please make sure there are no inappropriate images or audio).

For information about other events coming up this weekend in Point Beach and elsewhere in the Jersey Shore region, see related story.

mailman May 27, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Oh, and you were not refering to HS on America has Talent. Did some research on your post (Nick Manning). I hope you are not trying to prove yourself to be a liar as well!!!!! Enjoy!!!!
Mr. Happy May 27, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Hi Mailman- you know my rule about responding only to serious or semi-serious posts, but what the heck, it's been slow, so I'll give you a bit of Mr. Happy's time. But this is it mailman. A holiday free one just for you. #1- Ola means wave (as in beach). Perhaps you meant Hola. #2- It's a holiday weekend, you may want to pace yourself. Mr. Happy wishes all a (Mr.) Happy Holiday! Oh, #3-One exclamation point will suffice, 2 at most. Work on it!
mailman May 27, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Oh Senior Slappy, you seem tense. These messages pop up on my phone and I am a really good typist, so tis’ not a thing for me to respond to you, my friend. . . . In my opinion, misspelling a word from a foreign language is nothing compared to posting perverted comments for all of the people in town to see like you choose to do, but nice job on changing the subject. You make a fine Independent!!! (Whoops, I hit the ! key three times)
Beach_N8iv May 28, 2012 at 02:22 AM
I noticed one lot (behind Frank's) was charging $60 a car on Saturday. Quite a few cars were parked there.
CindyLu May 29, 2012 at 02:20 AM
So...it is not the first time a lot was charging $60 per car in a lot in point pleasant beach.


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