Will this be the first concert of the season to “shake your windows and rattle your walls”? Record your experience below and stay tuned to find out what other neighbors thought of Global Dance Festival.
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The average, so far, for these last five concerts is only 1.7 on our subjective scale. (Please use the numeric ratings so we can calculate averages.) But these low-noise concerts count, so please weigh in even if you weren’t disturbed much. It helps prove our point that concerts can be (relatively) quiet and sets a good baseline for what we know is ahead. Or perhaps it adds weight to Denver’s belief that their noise restrictions are helping. We won’t know unless you tell us what you are experiencing during each concert!
We are also seeing a possible effect of weather— we’re learning that it seems to matter which way the wind is blowing and how much moisture is in the air. For Shpongle, winds were gusting out of the south at 21 mph, and this may have made a difference for some neighborhoods.
According to the Amphitheater website, Saturday night’s performance will be Shpongle’s only “full band” show in the United States.
We’re not sure what to expect, but the website reports that “their 2013 album, Museum of Consciousness… received rave reviews, peaking at #4 for Top Electronic Albums, #3 Top Heatseekers album, and #41 Top Independent albums all on Billboard.” Should be an interesting trial for the new restrictions.
We’ll update our ratings graph on Sunday. Keep an ear open—record your impressions below (please don’t forget to record your location below, too):
In Friday’s The Denver Post, Teresa Keegan weighed in with an entertaining opinion piece to lighten the Red Rocks noise discussion.
Keegan reviews the history of noise abatement in the name of congenial society, and comments:
However, while Red Rocks’ noise-weary neighbors may yearn to hear only “The Sounds of Silence” emanating from that ancient sandstone edifice, to their credit, they are not pushing to cancel the entire 2014 electronic dance music — or EDM — concert lineup.
…the dispute over decibel levels at Red Rocks becomes more about public health and less about a bunch of old coots spoiling all the fun for the “Come On Feel the Noise” crowd.
Sun 5/4/2014 TobyMac / Skillet / Lecrae TONIGHT! (poll below)
Sat 5/10/2014 Shpongle Live
Fri 5/16/2014 Global Dub Festival 2014
Sat 5/17/2014 Gramatik
Sun 5/18/2014 Brantley Gilbert / Thomas Rhett / Eric Paslay
Mon 5/19/2014 Lana Del Rey
At least that’s the way it sounded from here. In fact, if it hadn’t been for the traffic jam for this sold-out concert, we would hardly have known it was happening. AND it was over by 11:30 p.m.! Let us know if you heard or experienced otherwise, but we think maybe this proves the point—Red Rocks can be a successful venue that respects its neighbors.
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