'Respect Your Neighbors': EDC Promoter, Residents Get Ready for 2nd Night

Organizers for Electric Daisy Carnival extend an 'olive branch' on Facebook to people in surrounding communities who were upset with Friday night's noise. Plus, a local sound specialist will be measuring Saturday's output.

This notice was posted on Electric Daisy Carnival's Facebook page for its Chicago event:

Chicago, thank you for an unforgettable first night! We know our debut was loud, and we love the energy, but we also want to make sure both headliners AND neighbors alike appreciate the spirit of the experience! Make sure to remember and respect your neighbors when making your journey to the Chicagoland Speedway for Day 2 of EDC Chicago.

Whether that helps reduce the noise coming from the three-day event on its second night remains to be seen.

READ: Concert Promoter Asked to Reduce Noise in Wake of Complaints

A Patch reader sent us this link where complaints can be sent to the city of Joliet: http://user.govoutreach.com/jolietil/.

Bob Crimmons, who does noise studies professionally and lives in the area, told WBBM (AM 780) he was shocked by the sound. He plans to set up noise-measuring instruments Saturday night, he told the news station.

READ: Beat From Joliet Concert Pounds on Residents' Last Nerves

“This is crazy," Crimmins said. "We have numerous races at the Speedway here every year. You hear a little bit of it in the background, in fact you kind of forget that it is there because it is just kind of a background noise. This dwarfs the amount of noise beyond belief,” Crimmins said.

VOLUME CHECK: Ready for the second night? Is it less noisy? The same? Louder? Tell us in the comments section. Then check in at the New Lenox Patch, Mokena Patch and Frankfort Patch Facebook Pages to see what your neighbors are hearing.

Ed May 27, 2013 at 01:11 AM
How far was that concert heard? Was it heard outside of the town? Did it rattle windows and walls miles away? Did it go on until 4:00am?
Rod Blago May 27, 2013 at 01:52 AM
This shithole state is what all of you morons should be worried about... Illinois in General sucks.. Garbage financial management. Hell if this even brings in 25 thousand the city should be happy... And to all the old Mokena Retired out there, it's music people, you were a kid once too so just enjoy your retirement elsewhere
Economy sucks May 27, 2013 at 01:56 AM
You Illinois residents should worry about your billion dollar deficit and crappy economy before your all on skid row with Quinn. The concert is the least of your issues.
lala May 27, 2013 at 04:14 AM
My brother lives in Manhattan and said it did not bother his family at all. He only heard it when outdoors. He said the fireworks were great. NASCAR is more of a pain. Roads clogged and drunks all over the place. Seeing it was the first festival, I am sure they will work out the kinks. It is good for the economy too. Enjoy the rest of the Memorial Day weekend and remember to thank a vet.
Bob K May 27, 2013 at 04:23 AM
11:30 Sunday night and the loudest yet. So much for being a good neighbor. It's been nonstop pounding since the fireworks ended. And I'm near Walmart in New Lenox. Thanks Joliet. Thanks Chicagoland Speedway. Y'all take the money and run. And to all who say it's music. That's not music. Just people with inadequacy issues looking for attention.
Terry Davisson May 27, 2013 at 04:50 AM
I live in the same area as Bob K and the noise is as loud as ever. Can any one explain how such a thing is allowed and nothing can be done about it? they are violating probably many laws yet some contract with Joliet makes it legal. This promotor will say anything, and do nothing. Joliet will never admit it but they probably are not making any where near the money they claim. How the hell are people listening to this crap from 5pm till 4am doing any thing but sleeping it off after.
jamiev May 27, 2013 at 05:06 AM
The thing about the races, however, is that they're done by 10pm. They don't blast their engines until 4am.
brent May 27, 2013 at 03:28 PM
Good times!!
PLUR May 27, 2013 at 05:10 PM
the thing is it wasnt even that loud, nascar is much louder, BUT Low frequency sound has an extremely long wavelength and is reflected and refracted well. go ahead and whip out a decibel meter, its gonna register very low. I was 2 miles away, could barely hear it but I was outside, It was only louder to people in their houses due to the gain caused by being in an enclosed space. find something real to complain about. you're wasting your time, These people in the event were the nicest non judgemental group of people i've seen in a long time. http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/sound/diffrac.html
PLUR May 27, 2013 at 05:18 PM
because heroin junkies can afford spending a couple hundred dollars on a concert ticket
Joe dirt May 27, 2013 at 05:56 PM
I live 13 miles away in lemont. I went all 3 days to EDC. To be honest with you. You can't hear anything. I made various stops on my way to the event Saturday and Sunday within a 10,7,4,2 mile radius. Did not hear any of the THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP you all speak of. You could barely hear it in the parking lot. Most of if not all of the complaints are from an older generation, 40+ years old. Act your age. The only reason you have complaints is because you saw your daughter dress like a giant slut going to this and are "concerned". How your daughter dresses is your own problem. You raised her that way. Another main complaint from you people is the alleged drug usage involved in this "rave-like" scene. News flash, security is very tight. Pat downs and thorough searches are done on everyone. Oh and 16 deaths related to drugs at edm festivals throughout the year?? If that is not a biased statistical analysis I don't know what is. Lets take a look at rock and roll related deaths on a yearly basis. Nearly 5x as many. Look it up. Don't forget you complainers, you come from an era of Rolling Stones and Aerosmith. Lets talk about how many drugs you did when you were 18+ and how many people died then from drug related usage and violence let alone how many "glorious" rock stars of that era died from drugs. I rest my case. You have no room to talk. The speedway is in a remote location far away from residential areas. If you don't like it, move. Because EDC will be back 2014!!
Tara Bolek May 27, 2013 at 07:03 PM
Bob K, you lose all credibility in your argument when you begin to insult people.
Tara Bolek May 27, 2013 at 07:11 PM
Marlo, no other genre of music has some drug or alcohol stigmatism attached to it? Give me a break, judgmental much? You lose all credibility in your argument when you insult people and stereotype. From reading the comments most people sound like a bunch of miserable people who will complain about anything. Insults do nothing to help your argument. Peace!
Josh Rodgers May 27, 2013 at 10:31 PM
These are very valid points. And next year will be better!!!
John Wayne May 28, 2013 at 04:05 AM
Respect is a four letter word to the democrats in charge of Joliet.
Kman May 28, 2013 at 04:42 AM
Went Saturday and Sunday night...I've been to over a hundred rock concerts over the years and this was an epic event. The sound, light shows & carnival atmosphere was amazing. Entertainment like this was well worth the $220. Especially Sunday night. To see 30,00 people, dancing & having the time of there lives through a 55°, 5 hour rain downpour, amazing! Maybe saw 5 umbrellas the whole night. Never witnessed something like that ever. I was sober both nights as well. If this happens to be the last EDC event in Joliet, oh well. Sure hope not though. You can't take those memories from me...HaHa
Not Afraid to Speak My Mind May 28, 2013 at 02:20 PM
It was entirely too quiet on Sunday, I couldnt vibe to it and everyone In the crowd was looking at each other cuz it sounded like we were listening to a tv. Very upset with the sound....especially with the price paid for the ticket
Sarah Fischer May 28, 2013 at 03:02 PM
You're at home with your kids on memorial day weekend? First of all, maybe you should relax and take your familt CAMPING, its memorial day weekend, for christ sakes! Now the fact of the matter is, I was camping right NEXT to it and dealt with the sound, with ease. I actually slept right through my favorite headliners! Now, I paid pretty heftly for tickets to attend this CARNIVAL, and I was very upset by the LACK OF SOUND, I experienced. I have spent a lot of cash that I saved up working my own job, living in the city, dealing with REAL NOISE, not music and people having a good time, but gun shots, sirens, and people screaming. I deal with it every day, and you guys have the audacity to ruin my holiday weekend fun.Not very good neighborly of YOU! ts pretty bad when you're at what's supposed to be a music festival, and you can hear the conversation of the couple behind you talking about how bad the sound was...wondering if its just them, but then noticing you could hear the person two rows down, phone ring, and aboslutely no ones dancin because were too busy thinking to ourselves, "WTF?!" I had dealt with annoying stock car racing all my life, now that's NOISE, and you people RUIN my holiday weekend?! I am at a loss of words, but expect to be refunding me the hundreds of dollars I dropped on a festival, YOU ruined....a. you preach about respect.....
Tony May 28, 2013 at 03:50 PM
AMEN! I'm not from the area but was too at EDC all three days and did not hear any loud noise in the area. Even when parking you could barely hear any bass or music until you walked closer to the speeday. There was also a noticeable difference in the sound from Friday to Saturday and Sunday, you could definitely tell they turned down the volume on all of the stages. you are correct in saying all these complainers are people who don't like the music and just want something to complain about. I'll be back for EDC Chicago 2014, that's a guarantee!
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Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in dubstep-Sarah Fisher


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