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Thread #50346   Message #763448
Posted By: The Shambles
11-Aug-02 - 02:46 PM
Thread Name: TV sport vs live music in pubs. HELP
Subject: RE: TV sport vs live music in pubs. HELP
The following is an interesting quote from Val Weedon of the UK Noise Association.

"It's rare that we receive complaints about live music in pubs and bars. In fact, it's fair to say that more complaints arrive about the noise levels of amplified pre-recorded music" [Billy Bragg leads lament for grassroots music, Dalya Alberge and Richard Ford, 25 July 2002]

This does seem to somewhat contradict the Government and the police view but has not changed it.

I may have missed it but I do not remember hordes of drunken folkies spilling out of live music bars in European cities and proceeding to take them apart.

I do seem to remember a rather large disturbance in France where crowds viewing large screen TV football, went on a riot. That could well have been due to the official English supporters brass band, who were there playing live music?