Hurricane Sandy made her presence known in the concert business when she ripped through the New England and Mid-Atlantic states just before Halloween. But even though she forced cancellations and postponements all over the region, the superstorm appeared to have caused minimal damage to venues at press time.
The most visibly hit of the large venues that had managed to report out in the days immediately after Sandy made landfall along the New Jersey shore was Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantaugh, N.Y. .
Floodwaters filled the orchestra pit and indundated surrounding landscape and concessions areas. A video posted to YouTube by the venue clearly shows mud and debris clogging the lower aisles and water pooled in front of the stage – which also appears to have been submerged during the storm.
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A spokeswoman for Live Nation, which operates the amphitheatre, said Live Nation could not confirm or comment on damage as it had not yet received a full report from the site at press time.