Is the music at the Squares unbearably LOUD?

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Old 11-29-2019, 06:52 PM
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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.
Easier to deal with it if you have poor hearing, turn down your hearing aids.

That would save the hearing that the normal people and children have in the area.
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Old 11-29-2019, 06:57 PM
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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.
Your last suggestion applies to me. I just don't attend. I stay away from all musical events. Too loud.
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Old 11-30-2019, 12:06 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?
I have never heard any music that is unbearably loud, but I have heard lots of music that is unbearable to listen to. This is especially true most recently, as the trend in the music selection has changed to more disco etc.... Bring back the old rock and roll bands and get rid of the newer stuff, my wife and I can't dance to that garbage.
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Old 11-30-2019, 06:58 AM
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:Yes. The music has been raised for about a year now. When I mentioned it I was told the squares aren't places to socialize, just listen to music. I disagree. The squares aren't as enjoyable to me as they once were. You cannot quietly socialize with friends, but are forced to yell...which is annoying...both to the yeller and the listener and the surrounding people.

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the louder the better ….LOUD IS GOOD....They should crank it up more...
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:01 AM
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hey tops, hope u get all the rolls...
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Old 11-30-2019, 09:23 AM
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The loudest sound, not counting a jet airplane, was in 1984 when I saw Black Oak Arkansas featuring Jim Dandy at a club (dive bar) just outside Savannah, Georgia. It was a good size place, held about 250 people at tables, the big problem was the ceiling was maybe 9' high. I knew the owner and he saved me a table at the very front.

Jim Dandy came out, he had just had open-heart surgery the year before but also had just released a new album on his own label "Ready as Hell". The first song and the last song he played was his hit "Jim Dandy to the Rescue", give the people what they want to hear, why wait for the encore to play the hit, play it twice. He was sensational, but as soon as they started playing it was like a high-frequency sound going off, I couldn't tell a note, vocal or anything. I grabbed a couple of cigarettes from someone and tore off the filters and stuck them in my ears. The sound was now perfect!! In fact, he appeared at the Oasis Lounge in Hinesville, Georgia four times that year and I went everytime.

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Old 11-30-2019, 10:00 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?
I have no problem with the current sound level of the band music at the Squares.
But I definitely feel the sound level in the movie theaters at the Squares is UNBEARABLY LOUD!
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Old 11-30-2019, 10:04 AM
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:Yes. The music has been raised for about a year now. When I mentioned it I was told the squares aren't places to socialize, just listen to music. I disagree. The squares aren't as enjoyable to me as they once were.
Yeah, that is how I feel, and it is nice to hear that other people feel the same way.
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Old 11-30-2019, 10:23 AM
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Lots of other places to socialize.
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sometimes the music is loud because the band is bad.


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Old 11-30-2019, 03:20 PM
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Have measured the sound level at Savanah and it was 89 to 90 decibels, not loud for a concert. Saw the Guess Who and it was loud at 95 decibels but good. You can get a sound meter app for your phone and measure it. I use eardial and it tells you how long you can listen to the sound without ear plugs.
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Same thing with the movie theaters...I bring earplugs.
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Admit it folks, there comes a point when we are just old. When you need to employ the way-back machine to make a point you probably should just stop, smile and say thanks for a good life. The Villages is a wonderful place. There is something for everyone but everything is not for everyone.
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Admit it folks, there comes a point when we are just old. When you need to employ the way-back machine to make a point you probably should just stop, smile and say thanks for a good life. The Villages is a wonderful place. There is something for everyone but everything is not for everyone.
and, the music is often too loud
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