The PNC Bank Arts Center has become party central for concert goers in central New Jersey. According to the Star-Ledger, "Somewhere between Barry Manilow and Ozzy Osbourne, the arts center developed a reputation among the young and not so young as the place in Central Jersey to drink or get high before a concert."
But effective last Friday, alcohol has been banned in the parking lot. Why? Because two people died and more than 80 people were arrested last Thursday night at an Ozzfest concert.
The two men, 26 and 24 years old, dies of a combination of drinking and drug use, specifically cocaine. Everyone is pushing for beefed-up police and a strong anti-drinking message, but as long as they sell beer at inflated prices in the venue, can they really claim they care about change?