First Red Rocks, now this?

First Red Rocks, now this? Bassheads, you sure know how to piss off the neighbors …

This past weekend, the first annual Bass Center descended the hell onto Commerce City and rattled a few cages in the process. Fox31 reports that plenty of noise complaints came down the line from residents living within ear-shot of the stadium. As Bassnectar tends to turn up more than any other act coming through town — with levels approaching over 110 decibels anywhere in the vicinity sometimes — the locals may have gotten a taste of that sweet bass they weren't exactly ready for.

But while Red Rocks has spent the better part of a few years enacting and tweaking sound levels to appease neighbors, the management team at Dick's says Bassnectar was within the limits, even defending the show for being under the 85 dBA for treble tones and 105 dBC for bass tones the event's permit allowed.

Still, the villagers weren't stoked on it one bit:

“Sometime after 11 o’clock I felt the home shake and my first reaction was that it was an earthquake,” Denver resident Joe Quillin told Fox31. “I live over 3 1/2 miles away, straight line. I was astonished at how loud the music was.”

More like a bass-quake Joe. Recognize.

The city tells the outlet they were kind of expecting noise complaints over the weekend, though, because they get them all the time — more so now that newly built homes are closing in on the venue. 

So, again, here we have another issue of a venue built out in the sticks, away from neighborhoods, to keep noise pollution to a minimum. Then, people decide to move there and ultimately complain about the noise that's been there all along (this happened with DIA too, you know the airport that was built 20 years ago about 30 miles outside of everything?). 

Commerce City officials say they'll review the permit process, but can't promise anything. It's hard to say whether or not they'll allow something like Bass Center to continue at Dick's or force it to move to, oh, we don't know, the Salt Flats, or somewhere else where life can't be sustained.

“I think a good rule of thumb is if they’re too loud for Red Rocks, they’re probably too loud for Commerce City,” Quillin adds.

Mmmm'k …

cover photo: CHIEFB