How many readers have had their weekends ruined by insensitive ‘producers’ of public events?
Case-in-point, an 11-hour rock concert took place on May 13th; the witlessly named “Totally 80s Festival.” That’s eleven hours of noise and disruption that ruined the day for me, my family, and most of the neighboring community.
Produced by (the aptly named) Sellout Productions, this event took no notice of noise ordnances, laws regarding noise pollution, and simple common decency.
We recognize and public performances and events are good for the economy and boost the reputation of Huntington Beach. However, so-called ‘producers’ are renting public land and making a buck at the expense of the peace and quiet, health and happiness, and weekend time of residents.
We are all in favor of public spaces being used by venues that bring business to our city; but we have no use for businesses that disregard noise ordnances, behave as if their business is more important than respecting residents, and ruin the quite time that weekends provide.
It’s time the Parks Department and our elected officials held the right of peace and quiet of residents in higher regard than the money of these talentless shills.