Is it even possible that Bruce Springsteen would actually NOT show up for the first open air, drive-in concert at the Jersey Shore this summer??? Fans are already taking bets that Springsteen will be on hand to join old friends Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at their July 11th show at Oceanport, New Jersey's Monmouth Park Racetrack.
Southside, who's real name is Johnny Lyons, said in a statement announcing the gig, “The Asbury Jukes and I are so excited that we can play this first of its kind live concert and help get New Jersey started on a quick and healthy return to normal. Why sit at home when 'We’re Havin’ A Party,' drive-in style? We'll safely see everyone July 11th.”
Variety reported on the upcoming Jersey show, explaining how it would work for concert-goers: “The plan for New Jersey is on an even larger scale than the Texas (drive-in) concerts, with the parking area spaced to accommodate up to 1,000 cars in the track parking lot, with a maximum occupancy of four passengers per vehicle. Each car will be spaced nine feet apart to comply with social distancing regulations, according to organizers. Cars will also be parked in a 'staggered fashion' to achieve spacing and best visibility. Attendees will be able to hear the concerts via FM radio frequency to be announced at a later date.”