The crowd is not bad due to distributed booths and food areas. The music has been great featuring good mix of bands.
The pier is the right value for what you get. You have access to over 10 beers without purchasing $3 tokens per beer. The foods is great. The food included Kobe beef sliders, pork bar-b-q, chicken bar-b-q, dessert and much more.
The crowd got very large late in the evening, but the beer tent area remained very accessible.