Angry residents thought Bassnectar’s festival was an earthquake
This past weekend marked the first-ever Bass Center festival: Bassnectar’s hand-curated, two-day event in Commerce City, Colorado. In the aftermath of the event, neighbors of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, where the festival took place, are upset over the far-reaching noise levels of the festival.
Residents complained of a “sonic boom” reaching as far as 5 miles away from the festival. One comment made to the Commerce City Council even equated the disturbance to a seismic event: “I thought it was an earthquake. I looked and realized it was bass,” said Joe Quillin in his official complaint. Another neighbor, Scott Wilson, reported that his entire house shook. “We have to be neighbors and friendly neighbors. This was not a friendly event,” said Wilson.
Commerce City Mayor Sean Ford has admitted to not researching Bassnectar’s music before issuing the concert permit, but has defended the situation regardless, maintaining that the festival stayed within the noise limits outlined in the permit.
The first edition of Bass Center featured Porter Robinson, Flux Pavilion, Wu-Tang Clan, Flying Lotus, Lupe Fiasco, AlunaGeorge, Minnesota, and of course, Bassnectar himself.
Watch CBS Devner’s recap of the neighbors’ complaints below.
Via: CBS Denver