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Re: Metallica



Risk Control Technologies, Inc. wrote:
> 
> Hello to all!
> 
> Haven't heard much lately so I thought I'd intrigue you with the latest
> noise stupdity from Philadelphia.
> 
> The rock group Metallica has been trying to find a home for quite some
> time, but no sane town wants them.  What to do?  Easy, just offer to
> give a free concert where some poor sap of a town is willing to open a
> parking lot.  And oh yes, that would be Philly.
> 
> Enter the screaming folks who will bear the brunt of this idiocy, the
> South Philly crew of long-time residents who are about to be inundated
> with decibel lunacy courtesy of the "loudest rock band in the world."
> South Philly sues but, naturally, money wins out and "da show must go
> on."
> 
> So what you'll have on Election Day (how appropriate that these are the
> kind of "rights" our forefathers died for) is a group of nuts playing to
> 40,000 screaming whackos trying to be heard over the din of 140
> decibels. Now there are people who live right across the street from
> this mess, but they made the mistake of complaining about the urinators
> and such, so the local media focused more on the nuisance factor rather
> than the noise, comparing the atmosphere to that associated with
> sporting or rock concert events that typically take place at the
> Spectrum (in which parking lot this concert is to happen).  Amazingly,
> commentators are focusing solely on the beer bottles and loitering and
> totally ignoring the noise barrage that the locals will be forced to
> endure.
> 
> So when this list thinks people can just do the right thing and make
> everything better, they should have a good hard look at South Philly,
> alleged home of the Philly Mafia.  Now those of you who know me (and I
> don't live anywhere near this mess) know that I'm rooting for the mob to
> take a VERY ACTIVE role in trying to discourage the performers and/or
> participants.  Then again, there's a lot of money being made, and we all
> know the mob gets a cut...
> 
> Bob S.
> 
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Metallica is a symbol for noise, not noise.  Many people thought of
Benny Goodman in the late 30's the same way.  Loud and raucous horns and
drums.  No let us be tolerant!
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