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To think if you live in a semi you shouldn't have a live band in your garden.

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I thought radios were bad enogh but the fuckwits next door now have their kids and mates with a full set band 6 ft from my house. Amps, full drum kit, guitars, etc. Parents are looking on lovingly.

What time can I call the police.

I'm havng a dinner part tonight, we won't be sitting out and enjoying the garden now. Infact all windows will have to be shut and I can still hear it really badly.

Christ I can't hear DH talking to me in the dining room. Can I call the police now? Twunts don't even have the respect to prewarn me.

FairLadyRantALot Fri 26-Jun-09 18:45:53

oh dear....that is unfortunate....but don't you have the terrential rains where you are...that could , erm, sort the problem out for you grin...

SomeGuy Fri 26-Jun-09 18:46:54

Have they done it before?

If not, YABU. Let them have their fun and when it's time for your party go and have a polite word.

tigana Fri 26-Jun-09 18:47:03

are they teenage kids? if so, once they have played all the killers or somesuch band covers they know...they'll stop.

Pre-warning would have been good...

They are teenagers
. They haven't done a band before but did have a rave over half-term when parents buggered off and left them at home for the weekend, that went on till 2:00am.

I may turn the hosepipe on them yet. No rain, worse luck.

TheCrackFox Fri 26-Jun-09 18:49:44

It might be a better idea to go round and ask them to stop the same time your dinner party starts. The police might have better things to do right now.

I feel your pain because I have had a stinking headache all day and one of the teenagers on my street decided to do his bag pipe practice. Thankfully, after half an hour, he got bored. grin

tigana Fri 26-Jun-09 18:50:25

Is it just the parents in the 'audience'?

frogwatcher Fri 26-Jun-09 18:51:51

YANBU. I hate bloody music in the garden. It makes me mad that people dont realise that if music is outside everybody else has to put up with it. Fair enough to listen to what you want in your own home, but not outside. I would have accidentally put the sprinkler on the garden near the boundary fence by now, and pretended to go out. Legally, if you can hear the music above the tv in your lounge with window slightly open then it is classed as unreasonable and therefore talk to your local council I think. Ours actually takes peoples stereos if they do it often enough!!!!

frogwatcher Fri 26-Jun-09 18:53:01

And this is from somebody who actually has hearing damage from too much clubbing so its not like I hate music.

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Fri 26-Jun-09 18:53:17

YABU, they are teenagers playing in a band in their own garden. They are not playing loud god awful Emminem, and they do not do it every night. it is a friday ffs.

Why does everyone have to sit in and whisper because you want to have a dinner party? Bands do not usually play all night, and it is not exactly late.
Why not just go out and enjoy it.

It is just the parents at the minute but they have set up a marquee to watch from so seem to be there for some time. They're so crap as well, singing has now started and its soooooooo out of tune. The dad is a copper, you'd have thought he'd know better.

cornsilk Fri 26-Jun-09 18:54:27

How selfish. Shower them with the hosepipe.

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Fri 26-Jun-09 18:55:23

frogwatcher that last sentence of yours is the key -

'if they do it often enough'. Once is not often hmm

I've told 'em to turn it down. I bet they think I'm the old bag from hell. grin I went round the other week and screamed at them to stop the rave, but that was 2:00am so I thought that was fair enough.

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Fri 26-Jun-09 18:56:21

If the dad is a copper you won't need to call the police, they will be arriving soon with a crate of beer grin.

frogwatcher Fri 26-Jun-09 18:59:13

I thought it was more than once - perhaps read it all wrong. Even once, warning would have been thoughtful.

pickyvic Fri 26-Jun-09 19:01:27

the police will do sod all - its not an offence. if noise is an ongoing issue you will have to pursue it through the noise abatement dept of your local authority.

Boys2mam Fri 26-Jun-09 19:02:09

What Pavlov said.....

cat64 Fri 26-Jun-09 19:04:30

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mollyroger Fri 26-Jun-09 19:05:07

there is a house near my allotment where bohemian young men have been congregating to play their guitars outside in the sunshine recently . I really really want to invite myself in to listen. I suspect the sight of a 40-yr-old with muddy feet smiling encouragingly and saying brightly ''golly, what lovely musicians you all are. Now, are those roll-your-owns or is it some of that Mary-hoo-ana?'' would stop them immediately.
Perhaps you should try it?

frogwatcher Fri 26-Jun-09 19:06:28

Ive thought about this for all of a minute, but even once, why should the op put up with the racket. Why shouldnt the band be indoors performing for the parents where the noise is more controlled. It wont just be the op suffering - what about all those people who after a stressful week just want to sit and rest in their gardens but instead have to listen to some awful racket from a crap band. It seems so selfish to be honest. A bit like people who have wind chimes in gardens. My neighbour had one, and it was bloody awful (it was massive) and when we spoke to his wife she said 'oh, I dont like it too so we cant have it indoors as we dont like to hear it when we sleep'. Ok for us to hear it then as our window overlooks it!!! Same principle surely. If you want to make a noise, then is it not polite to do it so it disturbs the neighbours as little as possible.

Boys2mam Fri 26-Jun-09 19:11:57

But its only 7pm on a Friday night hmm

Are the kids not better enjoying themselves in their own garden than roaming the streets with nothing better to do??

sarah293 Fri 26-Jun-09 19:16:13

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Boys2mam Fri 26-Jun-09 19:18:53

I agree if it goes on, I would be the first one there complaining but I have a 5 year old and sometimes on a Fri night he's out onhis trampoline past 7pm shock

Surely noise is noise (as in kids having fun irrespective of age) and they should be entitled to some leeway?

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