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It is the best of both worlds here

By Sherri Shepherd
Posted Saturday, July 29, 2006

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Chatham County, NC - As a frequent goer to the Alltel Pavilion and one who supported it as a Wake County resident of many years ago, the Pavilion installed a sound system to handle concert noise. The volume of this system is set. The Pavilion is also set in an amphitheater style where the stage is down in a "bowl" and the seating and yard areas rise up. Plus, concerts are over by midnight at the latest (depending on the crowd and encores desired). Most concerts are over by 11:00/11:30 pm. There are also trees and wooded areas around the Pavilion which helps minimize the noise level. Artists/Musicians are not allowed to use their own sound systems unless it can be piped through the Pavilion's speaker system.

Maybe Shakori Hills might consider a time when the music stops. Midnight is a good compromise, I think. And in time, perhaps they can work on their stage and acoustics if they become a regular musical offering here.

The RBC Center's noise doesn't bother that many neighbors as it is contained within a building structure and being one who goes to the RBC Center, the noise inside is not unpleasant at all so it would definitely not be outside. It's all in the sound systems and the acoustics around the stage. The RBC is also located next to a football stadium and off of I-40.

This is what I love about living in Chatham. I have the peace and quiet of the country and yet just a few miles away, I have accessed to concerts and plays in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area. It is the best of both worlds here!

 
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