I am posting today because i want to let people know that talking to organizers of events can be effective!
Last year, exactly a year ago to the Canadian August long weekend, there was a weekend long baseball tournament in the baseball park near my house. Yeah, I like hearing the crack of the ball and the cheering – that’s fine. What I didn’t like last year was the volume of the music being blasted between games, on into the late evening!
I went down to the park to complain and found that I knew the convenor – she works in my local grocery store. She said she would try to control the volume – and she did try – but it didn’t pan out.
The next week we talked about it some more, when I saw her in the store. And over the year, we have talked more about it.
This year – the tournament came again. And I barely noticed it! In fact, I would have said it hadn’t happened. Yesterday I saw Cindy in the store and she said “How was it?” And I had no idea what she was talking about (though I figured it out!). She told me that she had spent the weekend monitoring the music levels and turning it down. I thanked her profusely, and told her I would be posting the happy news on The Noise Curmudgeon. So here it is – yes, the baseball folk were happy; and our little neighbourhood was happy. Yahoo!! A big thanks to Cindy!!