MUSIC NEWS- Promoters of the Electric Daisy Carnival dance music festival in Chicago, IL announced that they would lower the volume after complaints from nearby residents. Residents in Mokena, Joliet, New Lenox, Elwood and Frankford, IL filed complaints Saturday after the first night of the three-day festival took place at the Chicago Speedway, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Sunday.
Neighbors from as far away as seven miles from the speedway said they could hear the booming of the music and fireworks on Friday night, the newspaper said. "It drove you crazy," said Joliet Township resident Diane Sharp. "I'm hoping that this will never happen again, that there will be enough complaints that they won't bring it back here."
This is the first time the annual festival was held in Chicago. Last year's event was in Las Vegas.
Representatives of the festival's promoter, Insomniac Productions, promised on Saturday to reduce the volume and implement a curfew for nightly fireworks. "Late last night, when we first learned about the noise complaints, we immediately lowered the sound at all of our stages by 33%," said Jennifer Forkish, a spokesperson for Insomniac Productions. "We are moving the fireworks show three hours earlier to help reduce late-night noise."