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Soundwave facing prosecutionfor "excessively" breachingvolume restrictions

Claremont mayor Jock Barker recently declared that the Big Day Out “does nothing useful for the town” with fellow Claremont councillor Peter Browne echoing his anger by dismissing the festival as an “intolerable noise, [with a] late finish [and] high level of criminal activity.”

Now the Claremont mayor also has Soundwave in his sights. According a report in WA Today the festival “breached the volume restrictions “excessively” and the promoters are facing prosecution as a result”. Barker claims that people from as far away as Subiaco and Mosman Park had complained about the noise from Soundwave.

“It’s not just about the noise, it’s about the trashing of the town,” Barker explains. “We all like music, I grew up with rock and roll, but if people behaved themselves, and noise conditions weren’t breached, you wouldn’t hear a peep out of anybody… despite the best efforts of the staff to work with the RAS, promoters and other authorities the fact remains the impact on Claremont residents is unacceptable and is not getting any better… We get consistently ignored in terms of what we require by Big Day Out and Soundwave.”


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RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 21st Mar, 2012

Can somebody please tell this guy to shut up

Shieldsy23

Shieldsy23 said on the 21st Mar, 2012

What a load of unsubstantiated bullshit.

RobotsCanCry

RobotsCanCry said on the 21st Mar, 2012

maybe buy him a pair of earmuffs...the sound...will just.. disappear.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 21st Mar, 2012

http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/7400000/Old-Man-Yells-At-Cloud-the-simpsons-7414384-265-199.gif

mangounit101

mangounit101 said on the 21st Mar, 2012

would somebody please think of the children!

loungefly81

loungefly81 said on the 21st Mar, 2012

i was at soundwave in claremont and left after mastodon cause all the good bands had played. while waiting for my lift around the corner i could barely hear slipknot who were playing at the time. absolute bollocks that people in mosman park could hear it.

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 21st Mar, 2012

this is why you don't get any tours perth.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 21st Mar, 2012

If I lived in Perth I'd be pretty stoked that Soundwave was staying away.

Or if they brought a reduced version of the festival over with the line up consisting of only Mastodon and some beer.

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 21st Mar, 2012

If I lived in Perth I'd be pretty stoked that Soundwave was staying away.

Or if they brought a reduced version of the festival over with the line up consisting of only Mastodon and Steel Panther and Asian hookers for all who come in.

Fixed.

ashryn

ashryn said on the 21st Mar, 2012

oh for gods sake, its a showgrounds - it was made to have crowds at it! There are too many fun police in this state.. that is the people who police the having of fun, not the police who are fun..

batdan

batdan said on the 21st Mar, 2012

Perth makes Adelaide look "cool".*



















* Probably not

burgaa

burgaa said on the 21st Mar, 2012

poor rich people having to deal with one day of noise. its terrible, truly is.

lachlann10

lachlann10 said on the 21st Mar, 2012

I reckon he is doing that right thing. Top Bloke taking on the bikies now, fuck the haters your doing the right thing for your community we need more people standing up like this

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 21st Mar, 2012

Troooooooooooooooooooooooll In The Dungeon

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 21st Mar, 2012

Go back to the BDO forum where you belong, Lachlann, you mustn't enter the outside world of FL.

Scratch that, forget about the BDO forum, go to kindergarten and get educated.

lachlann10

lachlann10 said on the 21st Mar, 2012

im legit, we need politicians returning to their roots and representing their community like they should and voicing his/her communities concerns

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 21st Mar, 2012

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17115539/images/1323117006821.jpg

lachlann10

lachlann10 said on the 21st Mar, 2012

fuck, im not trolling ? what is outrageous about saying this is the right thing ? all you guys are like " omg this means i don't get to see my fav festival oh em geee" theres a bigger picture and this guy is setting an example that he is stepping up and representing his concerns of the residents that reside in his electorate. through things like this is how politics in australia can return to more than a drama show

lachlann10

lachlann10 said on the 21st Mar, 2012



first to spot the jewish cap wins.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 21st Mar, 2012

I think the Mayor was just intimidated when he heard "My cock is much bigger than yours" coming from the showgrounds.

crob

crob said on the 21st Mar, 2012

If this is the case then Perth should ban large sporting events because its not like the punters behavior after them is any different to a music festival

TheOriginalSlipdog

TheOriginalSlipdog said on the 21st Mar, 2012


Do you have to mention MAB everywhere?

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 21st Mar, 2012



Clearly I was refering to you. I mention that and you appear

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 21st Mar, 2012



Please don't breed.

Are you saying that Perth people should be deprived of going to a festival or two because of this? The BDO and Soundwave take up only two days on the 365/366 day year. Just two days! I don't care if I think the bands in Soundwave are good or not, people shouldn't be left out of going to a festival full of bands that they like, that one day when they can have fun or let loose.

snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 21st Mar, 2012

http://www.meh.ro/thumbnail/2010_03/meh.ro3687.png

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 21st Mar, 2012

I agree that this is a whole lot of old men yelling at clouds but I think the noise restrictions thing is valid.

All festivals have people monitoring the level of noise and I don't think it's acceptable if a festival continually breaks the allowable decibel levels. People like music loud but it has to be within reason. There isn't a lot of difference between what is acceptably loud and what causes permanent hearing damage.

If one festival abuses noise limits on a consistent basis they should be brought into line because otherwise they will ruin it for everyone.

vicious delicious

vicious delicious said on the 22nd Mar, 2012

read the 'opinions' section in the paper a day or two after a festival, all there is are people complaining about the noise. the next week they will complain how nothing happens in perth.

RustyinBondi

RustyinBondi said on the 22nd Mar, 2012

Ahhhh Perth. I am so glad I'm not there anymore.

Music Festivals.... So much better in Melbourne!

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 22nd Mar, 2012

Don't you dare associate yourself with Melbourne

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 22nd Mar, 2012

Haha Ramone, he's your problem!

polite_society

polite_society said on the 22nd Mar, 2012

Soundwave was considerably quieter, and the crowd much more polite than Future Music was.

p1owz0r

p1owz0r said on the 22nd Mar, 2012

I think if rock and metal's best has beens don't break allowable noise limits then they are completely missing the point.

shaza_69

shaza_69 said on the 25th Mar, 2012

it was just one bloody day! what a crock of shit.....i'm not from perth but hey us aussies need to stick together or morons like this dude will try and shut festivals down. that is all \m/ \m/

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 25th Mar, 2012



Nothing good can come of this sentence.