Bedtime police sap the fun out of Vancouver
I have a suggestion for Barry Sharbo and all those who would have the city shut down at 9 p.m.: if he doesn’t like the noise from the PNE, he should move somewhere quieter [“ PNE Forum bans electronic music concerts after noise complaints”, web-only].
We live in a large city. Occasional noise is to be expected, particularly if one chooses to live next to a fairground. It is unfortunate that those who whine the loudest tend to get their way. When we talk about a cultural deficit in our city, this is the mentality that perpetuates it.
Don’t get me wrong—people are entitled to a good night’s sleep. However, it’s clear that we’ve taken our laudable livability goals and turned them into a cultish, dogmatic mantra, leaving many cultural sectors devoid of oxygen.
I lament yet another victory for the bedtime police—and yet another blow to those who would promote any kind of interesting happenings in Vancouver.
> Michael Kushnir / Vancouver