Went to the Taj on Saturday. Got there later than expected, around 3:45 pm and there was a 30 minute wait line at check-in. Went to the box office to pick up tickets for Olivia Newton John and hardly anyone there. Hmm? Gambled a bit. Slots were very, very tight but casino floor was pretty crowded. Went to eat at Plate at 6:30 pm and again about a 30 minute wait. There were two lines and the one for Executive and Chairman was not going any faster. Ate the lobster fra diavlo as was delish as always. Went to pick up the Isaac Misrahi flatware in the Grand ballroom and now the box office had a line all the way to the buffet. It was 7:30pm and the show starts at 8 pm. Due to the storm, they never got in the flatware so offered us either a roasting pan, 4 stemware glasses or $20 free play. Took the roasting pan. The arena was only about half filled at 8 pm so the show didn't start until about 8:20 pm. Olivia was very good but sounded screechy on some songs. We left around 9:15 because we also had tickets for Legends in Concert at 10 pm at Ballys. The drive only took about 10 minutes tops. We never picked up the tickets earlier but when we got there they still gave us good tickets, and when the show actually started we scrambled to an empty booth which was very comfortable. The showroom was only about half filled. I must say that the show was fantastic. Especially Donna Summer and Lady Gaga who were just fabulous. Another bonus, no one was in the booth in the parking garage, so parking was free. Back to Taj around 11:45 pm. Played slots for a few hours then to bed. In the morning went to Johnny Rockets for breakfast. They have a very good special for $6.99-eggs, sausage, potatoes & toast. Coffee extra, total $17, not bad and very tasty. Left for home in central jersey around noon and decided to stop off in Point Pleasant to see how they are coping. There was only one small piece of the boardwalk open and Martells, a gift shop, and the french fry place were open for business. Some workers we spoke to said it will all be up and running by spring. Driving around, we saw street after street with damaged furniture, wallboard, etc. at the curb. it was heartbreaking but the houses still seemed all intact. I know they will come back. Our prayers are all with you and all the other towns affected by hurricane Sandy.