You deal with it

This is in response to Jean Dobrzynski’s column about the U2 concert at the World Music Theater in Tinley Park which ran in The Northern Star on Sept. 22.

I agree with you on the stupidity of calling 911 for something as obviously not an emergency as a noise disturbance, but other than that, your opinion that the “people should just lighten-up for once in life and enjoy the free show” is a very immature response to complaints of the surrounding residents.

My family lives in Flossmoor which, by the way, is at least five miles from the World Music Theater. My parents were one of the people who called the police (on the emergency line) to complain about the noise. However, they called the police on what they thought was a very loud party down the street that was keeping them up at 10:30 on a Wednesday night. It turned out that this “loud party down the street” was over five miles away! If you don’t call that disturbing the peace, I don’t know what is!

What about the people in Country Club Hills that live one mile away from the World Music Theater? Imagine how loud it was there. Why should people (especially on a work-night) have to be disrupted by something that they do not want to hear and have the right not to hear? Your response was “Deal with it.” Well, Jean Dobrzynski, I think you hear me knockin‘ and I think I’m comin’ in. And I’m bringing the World Music Theater and 1,000,000 watts of stereo sound into your dorm room the night before a test. You “Deal with it.”

Ed Muncie

Industrial Technology