A new article on the noise issue appeared in the Denver Post Monday April 21, 2014. A few choice quotes below:

“You can get the craziest Metallica concert, and that’s not even close to what we’re talking about,” Morrison Mayor Sean Forey said. “This is something new and different than anything in the past.”

Another was quoted as saying the noise made his family feel “like prisoners in our own house.”

“It’s like Guantanamo — with loud, thumping music and sleep deprivation,” the resident told town leaders.

HELP STOP THE NOISE AT RED ROCKS Read our flyer about noise concerns and what you can do!

Read Morrison’s letters to Denver, August 2011 and August 2013

What We Hear, Here and There:

“[the new restrictions are] terrible news. It does not seem a bit different to us. They play until 1:30 am on weekends, it is just horrible news in my opinion.”

“We have attended and enjoyed several concerts up at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and we generally support appropriate and sustainable concerts. We are willing to try out the new sound regulations for the upcoming season, however we have observed a heavy increase in not only the sound (especially the base sound), but also the number of concerts and the length of time the concerts occur each night. These severe increases seem to have occurred within the last few years. In 2013, there were several concerts that had sound levels until 2AM that were nearly impossible to bear without retreating into a basement room with ear plugs in our ears.”

“such a shame to take a national treasure and defile it…”

“Our community should not have to tolerate this abusive behavior by a previously harmonious and respectful neighbor. Allowing this to continue infringes upon our rights. Children and working adults should not be expected to wait until midnight to get to sleep, and then struggle through the working day sleep-deprived. These noise levels will prevent residents from enjoying their back yards and influence property values.”


2 thoughts on “Comments

  1. you guys suck for moving next to one of the greatest concert venues in the world and attempting to ruin it. Red Rocks was there before any of you NIMBYS moved to morrison. Go Away!!!

  2. I think it’s important to note that the amphitheater has about 20 times as many seats as Morrison itself has residents…

    Red Rocks Park is not Morrison’s “neighbor”. It is the physical and economic foundation upon which the town Morrison is built. It is laughable that residents would cite concerns about property values when considering what they would look like in the absence of the park.

    Whatever noise these residents feel like they’re “held hostage” by for two or three weekends a year is a whisper compared to the noise created by their own gross over-reaction here and it’s implications are much more far reaching.To attempt to ban an entire genre of music is censorship. Plain and simple. The residents should be ashamed of themselves.

    Furthermore, I’m baffled as to why JeffCo and the city of Denver have even acknowledged the complaints of less than 500 people. Let alone acting in a way that lets them dictate the future of Red Rocks, and the artists who perform there.

    It shouldn’t need to be pointed out that a town with both an NHRA drag-strip and one the most popular outdoor amphitheaters IN. THE. WORLD. is not the place to make your home if you’re looking for uninterrupted peace and quiet.

    It’s a shame the residents couldn’t exercise a level of tolerance comparable to that which the concert goers did when the first set of restrictions were put in. Now there will be millions of signatures on thousands of petitions wanting to see it, and willing to pay for it to be undone.

    Good luck with that.

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