Concert disrupted our neighbourhood

Surrey – The Editor, Re: “Backyard concert filmed for pilot, aids school music program,” the Now, Sept. 2. While the concert was all very well and good for those who attended, and also the school music program, no one involved took a moment to think about the impact on the neighbourhood of a concert on a weeknight.

Three hours of music being played at a volume exceeding 100 decibels. No one thought about neighbours with young children or people who work shift work and are struggling to get some sleep on a hot, muggy night.

My job requires that I get up at 3:30 a.m. and my work day often exceeds 12 hours. With the windows closed, the lyrics could be understood more than a block away.

I understand the police attended and that several complaints were made. Judging by the number of vehicles parked on Northcrest Drive, intimate is not a word I would use to describe this event.

While I commend the people who volunteered, this event showed a blatant disregard for the people who reside in the area and should have been held in a more appropriate venue.

I bought my house in this neighbourhood because it was quiet and peaceful. Many of my neighbours work odd shifts and there is no such thing as a weekend. We respect one anothers’ situations and try to tailor our activities to accommodate them. I feel it is a shame others can’t do the same.

Chris Hale


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