Columbus Blvd & Springgarden St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1912339.960023 -75.137138
Neighborhoods: Northern Liberties/ Fishtown, North Philadelphia
Festival Pier: Fantastic for concerts – My husband and I were just at Festival Pier for the Carnival of Madness tour. I have to say, I LOVED it!. There was plenty of room, amd being over the water and outside helps the acoustics. While people have previously complained about lack of security presence, there were huge mosh pits and people acting crazy. But, everyone governed themselved well. I saw a few times that if someone in the mosh pit fell, someone was quick to help them up.
Of course, there are always a few a**holes. (People were throwing cups full of beer in the middle of the crowd)
Parking was a little pricey ($20, but i would rather pay 20 bucks and park in a safe place than 10 dollars and risk my car being broken into) but it was very easy to get in and out after the concert.
This was my first time and i would say yes, I would definitely go back for another concert.
Overall, I loved it and cant wait for the next concert.
Nice but security? What security? – We just attended the Pepper, Offspring, and 311 concert at Festival Pier. It's a nice venue, really nice to be on the water and right by the bridge, and the a/c tent is nice. But like a previous post mentioned....security? I saw two guys when you first give your ticket and get searched, and that's it. No security at all out on the floor or by the vendors. When you're at a concert full of drunk and high college kids, it would be nice to at least SEE a security person. Just one. Lots of fights that crowd members had to break up on their own. I know it's a lot of people, but a visibile security presence would be nice. If something had happened godforbid, I wouldn't even know where to find help. Rather unsettling.
ronash is a moron – ronash, can you please explain to us what you wanted the security to do? there were 5000 people at a general admission, standing room show, all who wanted to be in the front. this is what happens at a rock concert, people push around. how, exactly, was security going to get everyone to back up? these adults that were pushing the kids were the PARENTS of the kids. concert security can't teach manners and simple human decency to the crowd. if you walk in stupid, you're going to act stupid, then leave stupid when it's over. what the staff did do, all night long, was pull out all the people who asked to get out of the crowd. people who voluntarily walked into a spot, then couldn't walk themselves out on their own and needed help - the staff was there to assist ALL of them and lift and carry them out. there was more than enough space for everyone to enjoy the show, but nobody wanted to be in the back, so you all crammed in VOLUNTARILY like sardines. if you were not enjoying yourself, you were more than welcome to walk to the back or the side of the crowd, or go into the climate-controlled tent and watch on the big TV. everyone who was in an uncomfortable place chose to be there.
the band stopped to ask the crowd to stop pushing forward because they are the only ones that can communicate with the whole crowd at once. did the people listen to them? NO!!! nobody moved, everyone stayed where they were, or pushed some more. expecting the security staff to teach manners to a group of rude people is like expecting the US military to teach the Iraqi militants to like everyone and stop blowing things up.
before you write a review that attacks someone, put yourself in their position and ask yourself if you could have done better. if you have any groundbreaking suggestions, i would welcome them with open ears. until then, be realistic - it was the idiots in the crowd, not the security's fault that you had a bad experience. lack of simple human decency is beyond their control.
worst concert experience ever – I have gone to several venues for concerts and after attending the Panic at the Disco concert, Festival Pier is the worst place to take in a concert. The staff was unaware of what was going on around them and the security was the worse I have every seen. One of the bands had to stop at one point to get the crowd under control so they could perform, adults were pushing children to the ground to get closer to the stage with no security in sight. I would suggest if you are actually going to a concert to enjoy the music and not be involved in a free for all that you attend a concert somewhere else but here.
Except for crowd-drawing fireworks displays or boat parades, it is the city's joggers who claim Philadelphia's waterfront district. – In Short
Redevelopment of Philadelphia's decrepit concrete waterfront running along Columbus Boulevard from Washington Avenue to Spring Garden Street began in the late 1960s. These days, it is a great plaza that hosts regular events in the spring, summer and fall (most notably the Mellon Jazz Fest and XPN's singer-songwriter bonanza.) Check out the Olympic-size Blue Cross River Rink and the views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Delaware River.
peaceful – this is the best place that isn't far if you just wanna get away and relax
Jam on the River is GREAT. Penn's Landing is always an interesting and scerene spot to visit when in Philly on a Sunday afternoon. Stop by and take a stroll....
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