The final event I photographed at Sand Blast Weekend was the Riptide Pool Party at the Berkeley Hotel. The party started at 11:00 a.m., and by 3:00 it was packed with people splashing in the water and dancing beside the pool. I was able to sneak out onto a second-floor balcony overlooking the pool for some wide shots, and while I was there, a hotel employee approached me. I thought I was in trouble, but instead he offered to take me to the roof, nine stories above the pool. The sweeping views of Asbury Park were breathtaking, but I concentrated on getting some good aerial shots before returning to the action of the party.