'Jersey Shore' Cast Party Overwhelms NJ Nightclub

MONTCLAIR, N.J. -- Police say fans of MTV's "Jersey Shore" deluged a New Jersey nightclub, forcing the closure of a thoroughfare and leading to the arrests of four people.

Property owner Dick Grabowsky told the Newark Star-Ledger that about 2,000 people showed up at the 501 Lounge in Montclair on Friday night. He says the club has a capacity of 800.

Montclair Police Chief David Sabagh says fights broke out among the crowds who gathered for the advertised meet and greet with the cast of the hit reality TV show.

Four people were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and drunken driving.

Police closed a stretch of the main business strip outside the club for two hours.

The show focuses on the escapades of eight 20-somethings thrown together at a summer shore house.

The stars are mostly Italian-Americans.


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  • by Just Saying on Jan 29, 2010 at 04:10 AM
    I didn't say I do drugs nor any of my friends, but what I am saying that if you think these are the first people to do drugs or drink you need to move back to Kentucky.
  • by Neal Shlonson Location: Kinston on Jan 27, 2010 at 01:55 PM
    "Just Saying," unless you do the right thing and immediately turn over the names of those that you so proudly know that "do drugs, get drunk and act way worse than these kids" to law enforcement, you are little more than part of the problem. If I knew anyone that did drugs, I would immediately have them incarcerated.
  • by Just Saying Location: RMNC on Jan 27, 2010 at 12:31 AM
    No Neal isn't 100% anything, well maybe one thing...LOL You people act as if partying and drug use began on this show. I do not like shows like this but I know plenty of people that do drugs, get drunk and act way worse than these kids and are over the age of 45. When I worked at a bar it was the older people that usually started the trouble. Every generation has partied like this if not more. Maybe you just wish it was a show called West Virginia Mountains instead.
  • by Billy Location: Newport on Jan 25, 2010 at 05:25 AM
    Its not the kids' fault--well, not all their fault. We are a nation obsessed--for the most part--with fame, fortune and vouyerism. This is the ONLY reason, shows like Jersey Shore, American Idol and others are even on. Most of the population would sell their souls for a few minutes in the spotlight, and the networks feed off this insanity. And to "yeesh", I'm not sure the "gov't/complacent population" comment was intended to be a joke or not, but I think it holds a LOT of weight...Good point nevertheless...
  • by Vance on Jan 25, 2010 at 03:24 AM
    I never thought I could agree with Neal completely,but in this case 110% correct.
  • by fist pumps on Jan 24, 2010 at 10:14 PM
    Neal I agree and disagree, specifically not all youth are like that (or even close). The easy lifestyle of those under 25 or so is the basis for most of this. In the past kids had to work hard at school and in actual jobs, not so much the case anymore. Plus, watching crazy people like those on jersey Shore makes us feel a little bit better about ourselves.
  • by yeesh on Jan 24, 2010 at 05:10 PM
    a lil harsh neal, dont you think? i mean, the problem is, we cannot force society to care or be less flippant. people have to care on their own, but instead they are hooked to the IV of of our convenient modern life, which unfortunately has the side effect of amotivation and shallow thinking. it doesnt help that most of the tv programs promote this way of being over and over. it is useful to have a complacent population if you want to execute a new world order! maybe instead of forcible action, you should think of ways to educate people one by one. its harder but at least that way it will 'stick'.
  • by Neal Shlonson Location: Kinston on Jan 24, 2010 at 02:44 PM
    This is a prime example of today's generation - partying while our soldiers die. Unless our government enjoys watching our 234 years of history and culture get flushed down the toilet by this generation, they will institute conscription or house arrest for everyone under 25 years of age. This generation thrives on their text messages and crystal meth. They spread their STD's, socialism, homosexuality, illegal narcotics and complete and total ignorance around like the fast food garbage they toss from their car windows. The police should have arrested all cast members on the spot then used fire hoses, tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd of criminals, text-messagers, alcoholics and unemployable immediately thereafter.
  • by Radog Location: Newport on Jan 24, 2010 at 02:20 PM
    Ok thanks i really did not know .
  • by oh wow on Jan 24, 2010 at 01:39 PM
    no one cares.
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