At the risk of raising the wrath of dozens, perhaps scores, of regular attendees of the concerts and festivals in Filberg Park, I must protest the volume of the music being played last Thursday, July 3.
Why in heaven’s name is it necessary to hear these groups 12 blocks away? For the past 3 ½ hours and counting, on this warm summer evening, I have closed my patio door, but it has only slightly lessened the impact.
The drummer’s rim shots sound as if they are being performed right outside my door.
Throughout the summer, we are “entertained” by these performances, inconvenienced by the pervasive noise for hours at a time. I know, I know, a lot of people thoroughly enjoy these bands, and I am not opposed to public performances, only to the extreme and unnecessary volume to which they are amplified. I have attended the Filberg Festival, and come home with a headache because the volume of the band overpowered everything else happening in the park. Why must everything be so loud for folks to enjoy listening to music? This is, after all, a residential area with many homes and suites within range of hearing.
I love living in Comox and I love my home. I know these concerts are well received but it is frustrating that my right to the quiet enjoyment of my home is continually eroded each summer.
I believe the groups playing in the park could and should be monitored carefully and not allowed to amplify their performances above a suitable level.
Christine van’t Riet