Well, it's true what they say; You can't please everybody.
As the dust begins to settle on this year's TomorrowWorld
and all who attended the U.S. debut of the world's biggest dance music event are still basking in the memories of an epic weekend, it seem that not everyone had a fun filled three days. In fact, judging by an open letter to "the promoter" of TomorrowWorld
, the ones who were most upset about the proceedings, weren't even at the event. In fact, they weren't even in the surrounding villages and towns. They were 60
miles away, and boy, are they pissed!
A gentleman called Carl Pyrdum
, who speaks for the whole of Douglas County
, well, according to him he does, has let rip in an open letter complaining about the noise levels during TomorrowWorld
. Seemingly Carl, and every other person in Douglas County
, could hear the bass from nearly 60 miles away.
Now, we can understand the frustration if you lived close by the site with a young family, and for three days had 140,000 clubbers descend on your usually sleep village for a weekend of hedonism and loud music, but, MOST people would understand that it's ONLY three days out of the year and the economy would be booming due to the money being spent. Carl, on the other hand, was not impressed and while he was, most likely, hanging out his window cupping his hand by his ear, he could head the faint bass coming from the hills on the horizon. And that made him MAD!
Enjoy the following letter in full...
To whom it may concern.
I have called your complaint number 866-605-5762 and filed a complaint with the production this morning concerning the ridiculous levels of noise produced last night by your production. I am forwarding this open letter as an additional complaint against the Tomorrowworld production and its producers.
My home is 2 miles (line of sight) northwest of the sound stages that were blaring until 1 AM last night. At 12:30 AM, it was as if someone said “if you thought that was ridiculous, stand by and listen to this,” after which it appeared that the promoters boosted amplification of the already ridiculous noise levels for their last thirty minute finale.
The operator who took my complaint on the phone this morning was apologetic and repeatedly stated that the production company has a permit to abate and ignore the noise levels being produced. If she said “they have a permit” once, she must have said that nine times during our conversation. I am familiar with the permits that must have been purchased and issued for something like this, but that does not change the adverse effects this production has had and will have on the quality of life of literally tens of thousands of Georgians and particularly Douglas County resdients.
I am told that the stages were re-oriented away from Douglas county to hopefully address noise levels. If so I can only imagine the noise levels being generated south toward Fairburn, Palmetto and other south Fulton county communities, as the noise levels on our side of the river in Douglas county were ridiculous last night and into the wee hours of this morning the noise continued. I anticipate the same thing to be repeated tonight and tomorrow night.
News reports this morning, indicate the noise from Tomorrowworld could be heard sixty miles away last night. Apparently, the permits previously mentioned had little effect in abating the noise being generated and affecting tens of thousands of Georgians.
For the leadership and elected officials of Fulton county and Chattahoochee Hills to issue permits that allow a millionaire and his production company to completely disregard the health and welfare of thousands of area residents is ludicrous. The issuance of permits does not negate the damage or effects this nuisance of a concert has produced and will produce for the next two days.
Douglas county residents are powerless in the face of this onslaught and it appears the elected officials in Fulton county and Chattahoochee Hills, along with the promoter of Tomorrowworld could care less of the effect on residents of the adjacent areas.
Apparently, there are no state laws or local ordinances that exist to protect the health and welfare of residents of neighboring counties and obviously the limited ordinances that do exist to protect those in Fulton county have been abated and set aside by special use permits that in essence suspend law and reason when millionaires are putting money on the table and buying special dispensation.
I sincerely hope the residents and leadership of Fulton county and Chattahoochee Hills are proud of themselves. I sincerely hope that they make a ton of money. I also sincerely hope that someone will step forward to file a class action suit against Tomorrowworld, its producers and the property owner for real damages and injury to the health and welfare of thousands of affected residents, property owners and citizens of Douglas County.
Douglas county residents have been told that decibel level monitors were dispatched to the Douglas county side of the river yesterday and last night to monitor noise levels. I hope those records are required to be kept and maintained as they will prove useful if an action of civil redress can be obtained to prevent this travesty that occurred last night from occurring repeatedly for the next ten years.
The rights of the people who live in Douglas county were completely ignored and violated last night and it appears the same will occur tonight and tomorrow night.
Douglas county residents will be waiting to see what is done about this renegade concert and its promoters and we will obviously continue to be forced to listen to the abuse of our senses for another two nights. Perhaps somewhere in the future in a court of law, someone will be able to speak for the residents of Douglas county and ask the question, “can you hear “us “now?”