The show attracts precisely the kind of vacationer Seaside Heights has worked so hard to minimize. Seaside Heights was once a great vacation destination for the average american family and groups of middle income vacationers. While it has always had to manage an 'element' of out of control groups who frequent the shore to abuse people, alcohol and anything else that crosses their path, this show is a magnate for precisely the kind vacationer Seaside Heights does not want to emphasize or attract.
The show may bring in thousands of cast, crew and spectators for rentals, dining and entertainment, in the long run it will do more harm than good. The time is ripe for Seaside Heights to attract vacationers with modest budgets and a desire for good, clean fun in the sun. With tight budgets, most people have had to cut back on scale and length of their vacation time (if they are lucky enough to be able to even take one). That leave the Jersey Shore a perfect place to plan a vacation to, as it is close, affordable and offers so much to so many.
What the heck are the powers that be thinking? Who's looking after the big picture for the residents and business people of Seaside Heights?