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Remember when concerts were a rare thing at Fenway Park?

The Boston Guardian reports John Henry and Friends will seek city permission for 12 concerts this year at the lyric little bandbox - but say they'll keep them from turning the Fenway neighborhood into an aural hell by requiring the concerts to end at 10:30, having on-hand sound engineers who can lower the volume and maybe installing evening sound-deadening curtains. A licensing hearing is scheduled for Dec. 12 at City Hall.

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Thank you Daddy !!!!

I hope those cute young Rolling Stones guys come by, I'd love to take my backstage pass and live out my groupie fantasies after I twitter from the front row so all my besties know how I got to my position in life!!!

PS: Don't tell the aging baby boomers that Daddy caters to that the acoustecs are terrible, the beer and stuff is way overpriced, the concerts don't start on time, the sight angles are horrilbe, the shows are short so we don't upset the neighbors. It's all about having an Instagram photo that you were there!

#girlsjustwanttohavefun
#soulcycle (it's everywhere and it will save the world)

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ooopsies ::)))

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John Henry should be required to sit through all 12.

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especially if 10 of them are those godawful country singers

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what do you have against Flint Scrape or Truck Johnson?

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The linked article mentions chamber music concerts in nearby parks, which would certainly be drowned out by anything in Fenway Park.

Is there some way to work with the people who schedule these (New England Conservatory? Boston Conservatory? Berklee? Some other organization?) so that they don't conflict, and everyone can enjoy their own kind of music without interference?

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everyone can enjoy their own kind of music without interference

Maybe it was too long ago but I remember the time Aerosmith was recording next to RUN DMC and we all though a race war was gonna break out or something but in the end they put aside their musical differences and instead Steven Tyler smashed a hole in the studio wall between them with his walker and smashed a hole right through the heart of such music snobbery if not racism altogether.

Ebony and Ivory feh.

Before Rubin could go into any further detail, Collins cut him off to request a little clarification: “What’s rap?”

A more valid question, for most people in the mid-80s, might have been “What’s an Aerosmith?”.

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I've seen the Foo Fighters there 4 times, the sound was outstanding and field seating setup was great for actually being able to see and enjoy the visuals as much as the sound. That said, the fiancée used to live near the St. Mary's T stop and we got to enjoy Billy Joel very clearly one night, so I get the concern and annoyance from some.

On the flip side of that flip side, you choose to live near an MLB ballpark, with a very good chance you're in new construction, knowing that things like this also happen there. It's like moving to my neighborhood and complaining about airport noise.

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certainly means expecting to put up with the crowd noise from 81 regular season home games, plus a few playoff games and things like Frozen Fenway. But are loud rock concerts part of that expectation too?

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I'd think 15 years is long enough to conclude that there will in fact be concerts at Fenway.

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Fenway park is and has always been an entertainment venue, not just a baseball park.

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What major entertainment events did Fenway regularly host prior to the Henry Era? Events several times a year that would bring as much traffic as a ballgame?

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the Boston Patriots played there for six years -- one of three professional football teams to call Fenway Park home.

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I had forgotten all about the "Boston Patriots". Silly me, it seems like only yesterday that they were playing at Fenway Park. Didn't they change their name and move out to some stadium in the suburbs a couple of years ago?

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I live on Fort Hill. I can hear concerts in Fenway Park well enough to sing along with songs with my windows closed. I did not choose to live near a stadium. I live in a quiet residential neighborhood. I don't mind the sound of the concerts, but I imagine that if someone on my street wanted to hold a quiet outdoor event (chamber music, public speaking, religious, etc.), it would bother them. The volume is very loud, and it travels out and up. It probably shouldn't be clearly audible a mile away.

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On the flip side of that flip side, you choose to live near an MLB ballpark, with a very good chance you're in new construction, knowing that things like this also happen there.

First of all, it's an MLB park, not a concert arena. You chose 81 baseball games a year.

Secondly, do you even Kenmore? Yes, there are a few new towers on Boylston Street. But the vast majority of the housing within 1/2 mile is ~100 year old brick facade housing. While it may not quite predate Fenway, it certainly predates rock and country concerts with electric amplification.

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Personally, I don't love the concerts, but it dumps cash money into the area, provides more entertainment, helps more people see the value of the MBTA, and lets people spend their money on fun rather than stuff.

It does seem like they could turn down the speakers like 5 dB though.

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the sound "curtains" do little to muffle the high decibel NOISE that pierces the quality of life for residents of the Fenway.

LIVE NATION and the RED SOX management have done nothing to address the NOISE pollution and neighborhood disruption that the concerts and their crowds bring.

Noise measurements were taken three years ago and kept under lock and key since.

Sadly, City Hall -those elected officials and appointed Licensing Board members who do not live in the Fenway ignore repeated complaints about concerts nearly every weekend of the warm months.

What the Red Sox owners want, they get.

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you can choose to live anywhere with your millions of dollars. you chose an overly congested area to settle down in. you chose to move into a neighborhood that has housed fenway park, other concert venues, and bars for 100+ years. were you around 100 years ago? oh you weren't? then it is your fault and only yours for moving into that shitty, overpriced neighborhood

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And so don't know there are hundreds, maybe thousands of people living in apartment buildings that were there long before any of the Boylston Street towers were built.

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working with sound engineers who can adjust the volume

City official: "We're getting noise complaints, can you reduce the volume?"

Sound engineer lowers volume knob from 87 to 85

Sound engineer: "It's done."

City official: "Thank you. All set."

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Like it or not, Fenway has become a lucrative concert venue because millennials hate the suburbs and consequently don't want to trek out to Great Woods(which was the name when I was an MIT undergrad). Fenway has transit and bars, which makes up for the alleged acoustical issues.

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All the powers that be love this narcissist especially after changing the name of Yawkey Way...got to please all the beautiful people

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Jersey Street was Jersey street since 1884. The name was only changed to Yawkey in the 1960s as part of some mayoral ass kissing and thankfully it was changed back to what it should have always been.

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nfm

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