DeafGuy wrote:Our camp and several neighboring camps were heavily disrupted this year by a couple of nearby "rave" camps that had setup heavy duty outdoor speaker systems and then ran them 24/7 for the last few days of the burn.
We had music too but refused to crank it up enough to compete and thus were drowned out the rest of the week (I am ignoring the fact that our 30 or so folks could not sleep when we finally turned in).
"Sound camps" are supposed to be relegated to areas where they provide mimimal disruption to camps which are not strictly about blasting loud music.
The rule for sound outside of the designated areas is 300 watts. What bullshit. Being into sound setups myself, both nearby camps were running no less than 4,000 watts at full, ear-bleed levels.
Complaints to the BRR achieved nada. They claim that "over 300 watts" offending camps get 3 warnings and then get their plug pulled....never happened!
My ears are just now stopping the ringing that makes you think you were at a rock concert. Ouch!
Great way for inconsiderate neighbors to ruin other's hard work and our own BM experience!!!!!
I hope BRC management gets the message and corrects this for 2006!!
I would love to hear about people who have been placed well, either quiet people who wanted quiet or loud people who were able to play as loud and as often as they like.
nova_mike wrote:I never have any problems sleeping and we were in CENTER camp. Friday and Saturday, there was monster music comping out of that place all night. Instead of wasting energy bitching about it, I concentrate on sleeping and ya know what? It works.
How did so many babies assemble in one thread? Come on, you're burners, suck it up and deal. :D
rattatrat wrote:Reading all these posts and threads certainly made me feel validated....I hate to complain to BMOrg without being able to provide a workable solution or three. Well thanks for listening.
teknoid wrote:its always the same: art versus music!
it seems to me as burners got old (er) they forgot that bm started out as basically a rave in the desert,
geekster wrote:The way I heard it was ... "If you are TRYING to sleep, you are probably at the wrong event."
jadewombat wrote:....stay home OK?!
EvilDustBooger wrote:It helps sometimes to use only one hand on the hi-amp gear.
stuart wrote:if you are sandwiched between two sound camps and the rangers will not intervene on your behalf then perhaps you would be best served by checking your premise against the local milieu.
So, Ranger Genius, you need to find a source of decible meters, and get BMORG to spring for a limited supply of them for you mediators to use to keep the peace. When you show the readout to overly loud sound engineers, they can't argue with you. There should be "silent" zones where no sound systems are allowed, there should be "ambient" zones where people can converse over the music comfortably, and there should be the "loud" zones. Each zone should have a predetermined decible limit, and the "loud" zones should be out by the fence beyond playa art, with speakers facing the forbidden zone. The roving sound barges should comply with whatever zone they happen to be in. That's my opinion, anyway, and we all know what opinions are like. BTW, jackless speaker cables make good nooses and whips. But I'm not into that. Instead of more rules, we just need to be sensitive to others' sensitivities.
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