MORRISTOWN - The cloudy skies, cool temperatures and rain did not deter the crowds on Saturday at Jamboree in the Hills.
The crowd area was dotted with blue tarps as patrons marked their spots for the days performances. Most could be seen with hoodies and jackets as they dodged the mud and puddles. The weather is the reason Captain Ron Everett believes that the crowds have been calm.
"It's been all right. I think the weather has a lot to do with the crowd being calm," said Everett. "We haven't had a lot of arrests, though there have been a few arrests for drunk and disorderlies. Overall, it has been good."
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No Jambo concert is complete without checking out the custom coolers cruising the aisles. Braving the rain Saturday morning and listening to local artists are John Monolakas along with Paul and Eryn Peters, all from Green, Ohio. Their Silver Bullet train cooler is located at the corner of the photo aisle where these three 15 year veterans set up every year to greet both old friends and new as they are walking on by.
As far as underage arrests, there have been a few of those as well.
"There have been several (underage) arrests, but not like we have had in the years past," Everett said.
Everett also said that there have been no accidents at this point and the operations have been taking care of the mud and any water that has been laying around.
Medical Tent Director Stacey Turdo states that this year has not been any different than the past years.
"It has been a typical year with rain really," said Turdo. "There have been a lot of cuts and scrapes. There have been several strains and sprains as well. We have had some dehydrations that were alcohol-related issues."
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