Luck o' the Turnpike
To quote a friend of mine, The holy day of Hoboken is upon us.
That holy day? This Saturdays St. Pattys Day celebration. (and yes, we know its before the "real" holiday, but in our minds, it IS the real holiday).
If youve been out any other night in Hoboken, you might think its a frat boy haven, or the Jersey Shore-once-removed (in a good way, of course). Well, youd be right.
And on St. Pattys, those stereotypes get magnified even more and the place becomes one crowded, raucous locale for people looking to get their groove on.
That said, youve got to follow a few rules if you want to survive Saturdays festivities.
Rule 1: Get on the PATH train early (between 8 and 9 a.m.). Rule 2: If you dont have friends who are having a party, try to make friends on the PATH with people going to a house or apartment. The bars have huge lines around the block and get really, really crowded, so it's always good to have a home base. Rule 3: Eat! A full days worth of drinking beer can be a little rough, even for the tough guys. Rule 4: Dont make bridge-and-tunnel jokes.
Now all you need is your Journey/Bon Jovi playlist for the PATH ride over.