FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Several homeowners in the far north Fort Worth neighborhood near Texas Motor Speedway want it to put the brakes on concert festivals — including Texas Mutiny this weekend.
“I think they play it too loud. So if noise is the issue and people complain there’s got to be a way to turn that down,” said resident Steve Mitchell, who moved in near the race track 12 years ago.
Featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Chevelle and other heavy bands, “loud” is an accurate way to describe what people can expect from this weekend’s show.
One resident, Mike Baker said he expects the noise from Texas Mutiny to be so annoying that he’s going camping.
“We didn’t anticipate that when we moved here 14 years,” said Baker about the concert noise.
Sure everyone knows the decibel meter can get pretty high at TMS on race weekends… But the people who live nearby said the concerts rattle their ears even more. Some are so concerned about the noise from this weekend’s festival they’re leaving town — just like Baker.
Many homeowners who were in town last April can’t forget when the “Something Wonderful” electronic music festival came through. It wasn’t an enjoyable experience for them — at all. And they hit their social media pages to complain to TMS.
In response, TMS promised to make changes.
“We will utilize a different location for the concert and the stage,” said TMS President Eddie Gossage in a statement to CBS11.
Gossage also reminded homeowners the concerts will continue since the speedway was there “…long before any residential housing was located nearby.”
Some residents said they plan to call police if they hear music into the wee hours of the morning.
“As a neighbor I think we should be good neighbors whether we’re a business or an individual family and treat people with respect,” said Baker.
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