We headed for the LaCosta to join the Jerry Blavat Sunday afternoon Jam Session (4-7pm) in the Lounge - a Shore tradition during the summer for people from Philly and South Jersey, Geatorville. We arrived early to check out the scene in Sea Isle City. There’s a small parking lot at LaCosta - one of our friends joining us actually was able to find a space. On the street, there’s parking at electronic meters charging $1 an hour which we thought was reasonable.
We walked up to LaCosta about a half hour before start time and were told, “If you want to go in early, you can.” That was nice. We staked out a place at the bar. If you want that, come early. The LaCosta complex appears to include not only the Lounge, but a deck bar, a motel and a liquor store as well. The lounge has a huge oval bar ruled over by fast and experienced bartenders. Those guys are so good they could be part of the show - all smiles and all business. Before the 4pm start time, several age-appropriate Geator fans wandered in and took their regular positions. Jerry himself came around 430 and the fun began.- Jerry’s loud signature music as well as a few new ones thrown in. The crowd was mostly respectful with only a couple exceptions during the time we were there. It was a mix of Geator-generation and young Sea Isle types looking for an afternoon of fun. Figuring out the bill at the end, it looks as if the drinks were about $5 each.
We are fans of Jerry Blavat, the Geator with the Heater, so this was a fun afternoon all around.
- Also Known As:
- La Costa Hotel Sea Isle City