Updated 2:00 p.m.
“This is awesome,” said Jay, an Asbury Park resident who was admiring Shepard Fairey’s street art. “The Lanes has always been a place for Punk Rock, so this fits perfectly, and it’s a much better than staring at the blank wall.”
The longtime Boardwalker continued to express his excitement for the work being done by Fairey, who has touched up other blank bricks throughout the week in preparation for this weekend’s I’ll Be Your Mirror presented by All Tomorrow’s Parties, as well as the fact that the restoration of this one time musical hub by the sea, a place to which vacationers would willingly trek throughout the year, is finally underway.
“I’m glad to see the boardwalk alive again,” exclaimed Jay.
And although he only a single serving sample size of the greater Asbury Park populous, the resident, who was black t-shirt with Garden State Parkway logo across his chest like New Jersey’s own Man Of Steel, appeared more than receptive to the oncoming herd of hipsters from beyond our state lines that will stampede upon the city’s East Side in the coming hours…in fact, he wouldn’t mind joining them at one show in particular.
“I hadn’t planned on checking out any shows, but that’s only because I had no idea the festival was going on. I wish it was advertised better because I’d love to check out Public Enemy.”
Stay tuned for more festival coverage…