Is the music at the Squares unbearably LOUD?

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Old 11-29-2019, 08:09 AM
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Depends on the group. I actually complimented a group one night for their sound levels. Their music was full but not blasting. It is a mix between the band and whoever is working the sound board. One night months ago American Martian was playing and it was intolerable.
I played in a band when I was young and know the difference between a good full sound and too loud. Louder does not mean better. IT can ruin what is otherwise good talent.
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Old 11-29-2019, 08:40 AM
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Beauty of hearing aids.
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Old 11-29-2019, 08:51 AM
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Agree
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:01 AM
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There are just too many ways to deal with it if you feel it’s too loud,
like earplugs, hearing aid adjustment, add distance between you and speakers, or just don’t attend.
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Old 11-29-2019, 10:30 AM
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I played in quite a few bands and did a lot of recording sessions back in the 60s and 70s. In a couple of our bands, we had a professional, experienced sound engineer and a high quality sound system. The sound man is, in effect, the producer of the band when they're on stage, and his competence and preferences can either enhance or diminish their performance. Every venue has different acoustics and it's difficult for the band to know how they sound out front. If you think it's too loud, moving further away from the stage would help. Or, you could try going over to the sound booth and politely asking them to turn it down. Occasionally if I think it sounds really good, I'll go over and compliment the sound man.They really appreciate that.
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Old 11-29-2019, 10:43 AM
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We go sometimes in the evenings to LSL for a sit out dinner. The last two times, the music has been so loud, that we could not carry on a conversation over dinner. Probably will avoid LSL in the evenings, until things get back to normal db ranges

Exactly my point and experience. Many folks here have my favorite intelligent answer to solve every comment which I see in just about every thread where someone complains (ie. posts their opinion) about something they don't agree with:


1) If you don't like it here move
2) Quit whining
3) grow up
4) move further away
5) eat somewhere else
yada yada yada


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Old 11-29-2019, 11:06 AM
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That is not true.

When Johnny Wild was playing at LSL a few days ago, one of the band members asked to have the volume increased.

After they sang "Surfin Safari" at a reasonable volume at the beginning of the second set, the curly haired guy on Johnny's left asked to have the amplifiers increased, and the next piece of music was unbearable. So we left.
That's a good data point for that specific experience but in general it doesn't happen in that way. A couple days ago when some single performer singing jazz was onstage it was just as bad and I'm sure she didn't ask the volume to be turned up. Her mic was so hot that you could hear the hairs in her nose wiggling when she breathed across the street.
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Old 11-29-2019, 11:23 AM
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Exactly my point and experience. Many folks here have my favorite intelligent answer to solve every comment which I see in just about every thread where someone complains (ie. posts their opinion) about something they don't agree with:


1) If you don't like it here move
2) Quit whining
3) grow up
4) move further away
5) eat somewhere else
yada yada yada



6) contact the entertainment department and have a conversation with someone who may actually be able to look into the volume and determine if there is a problem and fix it if one exists.
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Old 11-29-2019, 11:28 AM
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When we first came here for a visit four years ago, we enjoyed the music at Lake Sumter.

Tonight we were up there and they had Johnny Wild (or Dee) and his group playing some good music. At the first part of the second set, they turned it up so loud that we could not stand it, even if sat back by the lake. So we left.

We have noticed that other groups are louder than they used to be.

What is your opinion?
Yes, there too loud, but the drunks don’t care 🤷*♂️
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There are just too many ways to deal with it if you feel it’s too loud,
like earplugs, hearing aid adjustment, add distance between you and speakers, or just don’t attend.
I like the just don’t attend
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Old 11-29-2019, 11:31 AM
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Beauty of hearing aids.

Don’t you mean ear plugs
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Old 11-29-2019, 11:35 AM
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We were there and back by the radio station and the music was fun and most enjoyable!
Naturally on the back side of the speakers
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Old 11-29-2019, 11:38 AM
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Considering the cost, I think they are perfect.
Yep, can’t put price on deafness
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Old 11-29-2019, 01:28 PM
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we agree........we had same experience. Couldn't hear it partly because people in the back rows were making such a noise
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Old 11-29-2019, 06:38 PM
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Naturally on the back side of the speakers
So if the music is too loud, the back side
might be a solution for many!
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