It’s easy to forget that some people just don’t enjoy bass music as much as we do…
Last weekend – July 29/30 – Bassnectar hosted his first ever weekend long Bass Center event at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colorado. The line-up featured Wu Tang Clan, Flying Lotus, Flux Pavilion, Porter Robinson, Alunageorge, G Jones, Dabin and many more. Complete with two extended sets from the hairy bass don himself and unanimous positive reports on all the artists’ Twitter feeds the event was every bit the success it appeared to be on paper.
For most people anyway…
CBS dispatched reporters to talk to local residents who have a slightly different story. Even though the event honoured the noise thresholds in the issued permit (84 dBA for treble and 105 dBC for bass), neighbours as far as five miles away complained of windows shaking, ground rumbles and lack of sleep. One particular gentleman even took his complaint the Commerce City council stating he thought there was an earthquake. He also went on to suggest they were negligent because they hadn’t researched the type of music Bass Center would be playing.
The clue is in the title.
Obviously noise levels are no laughing matter; Bassnectar is a huge advocate of hearing protection and takes pride in using high quality soundsystems as part of his signature production. And with his tech team following the noise level guidelines for this event (and no other negative headlines surrounding the event at all) these angry residents definitely command a cheeky smirk or too. Click through the watch the video on CBS.
Grumpy people are grumpy….