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Mumford & Sons Concert Draws Throng To Forest Hills, Queens

Concert Held Wednesday Night At West Side Tennis Club
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Rock band Mumford & Sons drew a crowd to the historic West Side Tennis Club on Wednesday evening.

As 1010 WINS’ Holli Haerr reported, a soundcheck could be heard all around the neighborhood as people turned out for the concert.

A man named Al, who lives nearby, said parking had become tight.

“We don’t generally have so many cars parked,” he said.

Al said in years past when the neighborhood had concerts, it was not so great.

“They were throwing trash, yes,” he said.

But he said overall he is comfortable with havimg concerts in the neighborhood.

“I don’t care one way or the other, to be honest with you,” he said.

Many people said they were impressed with security. Police closed down several blocks.

Raquel Diaz is manager of a local business, Dirty Pierre’s, and said her business was hopping.

“We are not traditionally open for lunch, so we decided to do so for this event, so it’s already turning out to be something really great,” Diaz said.

The concert began at 6:15 p.m., and was to end at 10 p.m., according to a published report. The Funky Godmothers were to follow with a post-concert performance at an after-party at the Flying Pig on Austin Street, published reports said.

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