Band vs. Jersey vacation hordes
May 27, 2010 1:58 PM Subscribe
Driving on a tight timeline from NYC to Philadelphia on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend: are we screwed or really screwed?
posted by otolith to Travel & Transportation (17 answers total)
Tomorrow my band is supposed to play a gig in north Philly. We've been planning on hitting the road in Brooklyn at around 6:30 or 7pm. Our set time in Philly is 10:15pm. At the moment, we're looking at taking the I-95 down. Normally, the drive would take around 2-2.5 hours, but my co-worker just gave me her opinion that, with the ridiculous holiday traffic, we will never make it on that schedule.
So what say you? Do you think this is a do-able drive? Have you had direct experience doing this drive on a holiday weekend? If you have, how long do you think we need to make it to Philly? Are there any alternate routes that might be better?
It would be difficult for some band members to leave earlier, but we can try to make that happen if it seems like we must leave earlier.