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Citizen complaint of the day: Bad vibrations from Boston Calling

A collection of complaints filed with 311 last night from Allston, Brighton, the Fenway and Brookline, including:

The noise and vibration is outrageous!!! 7pm or 8pm is fine. 10:15 and disturbing nearby neighborhoods. Find a new location!

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Heard it in Roslindale again. Whatever happened to the Tweeter Center? Send it down there next year.

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Tweeter center isn't in Boston. 10:15 is not that late on a holiday weekend in a city. Motorcycles, life the inbred harley motorcyclist that woke my whole building every morning are much louder and never cited.

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*vroom vroom*

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It needs to be on public transit. This isn't about aging baby boomers reliving their past in luxury box seats.

The Tweeter Center requires cars to get to and out of. Bad idea.

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That you don’t know what you’re talking about and it was someone in Rozzie. I heard nothing and I’m also in Rozzie closest to the event. All of you NIMBYs need the old folks home. You live in the city. Noise will happen. Thankfully you have no power to move it.

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The Tweeter Center (aka Xfinity Center or Great Woods) was supposed to be for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The developer pulled a fast one on Mansfield by switching early on to rock concerts that cause problems.

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Events like Boston Calling should have been given reasonable use of Fenway Park as a requirement for the city's outrageous, secret, permanent giveaway of Lansdowne Street and surrounds. At the time when John Henry "couldn't sleep" over the Yawkey Way name, his group was secretly negotiating for air-rights (Green Monster seats) over the same public way at a ridiculously low cost. That scam should give the rest of us insomnia. Fenway seems to have no problem bringing in for-profit concerts during the baseball season, at least some of those dates should be reserved for lesser known acts like those hosted by Boston Calling.

An added shame is that a nice, community event like Boston Calling can't use the public's City Hall Plaza without potentially criminal interference from two of Mayor Walsh's thug-like buffoons. I'm no liberal but hope Wu raises these issues and wins, when she runs. Soon please.

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Greedy Boston calling that charges volunteer's a deposit? Just because the mayor I voted for stands up for workers rights? Boston calling would still be at city plaza if except for the corporate movement to criminalize unions. And what do you get for your advocacy o-fisho? no pension, no health care and a booming economy that only benefits the 1%.

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so it really would not work in Fenway. And it left City Hall Plaza because it outgrew the venue, not because it had to hire some union stagehands.

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The ugly, concrete steps of city hall were not an appropriate location for an all day music festival.

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...works in Brookline?

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If you're using the app to report things, why shouldn't it work? And of course, the reported problem was *in* Boston, and affecting Brookline, so it makes sense to report it to Boston.

I am in Brookline almost at Cleveland Circle, and the noise from Boston Calling between 10:30 and 11:00 last night was ridiculous. There was a bit of noise wafting over throughout the day, but that late half hour sounded like a way-too-loud car stereo was blaring outside my window - but all base.

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I’m in Cleveland Circle and didn’t hear anything

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bass

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Just call 617-635-4500

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It was awful last night, but can we please not call a giant corporate rock festival a show?

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"Show" means pretty much any sort of live performance, whether it's Henry IV in a park, or the Pops at the Hatch Shell, or this festival.

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Are rock? I missed that memo.

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I think "rock" is being used as a generic term for a contemporary music festival. I've heard Woodstock referred to as a "rock festival" too, and that had Joan Baez, Melanie, Arlo Guthrie and all manner of folkie people, not to mention Ravi Shankar and even Sha Na Na. But those were more artistically adventurous times.

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Is a folk rocker and dabbles in alternative.

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I took a Hubway bike from East Newton St and Washington to the station on Dartmouth St outside of Copley Place and could hear it at both places. I just assumed it was a concert at Fenway.

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Yup at 10:05 Sunday night. Decibel for decibel, the planes were louder, though.

Last night at 9 there were a few sporadic firework booms

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You might have heard those from Assembly Row in Somerville, where they were part of a new Memorial Day event, Memorial on the Mystic.

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they arent even on the bill....

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How dare they make noise. In the city. On a long weekend.

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There's noise, and then there's noise you can hear with your windows closed 5 miles away.

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Huge space, close to transit, excellent lanes for Uber/Lyft waiting areas. Plus, it's always loud around there anyway! :)

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BAMS (Boston Art, Music, and Soul). Unlike Boston Calling, this one is free.

"Close to transit" is somewhat iffy, though. It's a long climb, by foot or by bike, to the festival site from Green Street station on the Orange Line. If it's a hot summer day, that will be a brutal walk.

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Sounds like a great time, count me in!

I was thinking any paid festival at Franklin Park could also offer free, quick shuttle service from Green Street or Forest Hills orange line and Ashmont red line stations. Tell all attendees that no parking is available right at the event, suggest the Orange/Red Line shuttle options, and work with Uber/Lyft to only use specific pick-up/drop-off areas.

And maybe make Boston Calling a real music festival with camping option and additional shuttles (pay extra for these) to areas not easily accessed by Orange/Red lines from Franklin Park area. Boston should take a cut from added revenue and use it to maintain/improve Franklin Park.

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0.8 miles from Green Street to the Playstead. Harvard Stadium is almost as far from Harvard Square.

Or you can take a bus to the other side of the park, or the 16 through the park if you time it right.

They should really put a map to the Playstead on their website. And their transit directions have some issues. The 32, 34, 36, and 38 from Forest Hills go the wrong way. And I don't understand why the directions say to get off the 22 at Seaver Street and Blue Hill Ave, when Seaver/Humboldt is a lot closer.

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The walk from Harvard Square to Harvard Stadium is flat. The walk from Green Street station to the Playstead is a 112-foot climb, some of it on an unpaved path through the woods.

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