Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Impromptu Caribbean concert on 14th this past Sunday

My pal told me about this -- there was some sort of Caribbean concert in front of the Radio Shack at 14th and Irving on Sunday evening. Some residents at the Kenyon Square building were not amused and were yelling out the windows for them to be quiet, and soon enough the police showed up. Too bad, it sounded pretty neat -- and apparently took place about 6 or 7 o'clock, so it's not like people were asleep.

Anybody see this on Sunday?

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

We saw it, and loved it! People complaining about the noise need to move back to the suburbs. Stuff like this makes the city fun.

MJO said...

I agree. They were Dominican I believe. It was great music, and really brightened up my afternoon. I'm new to Columbia Heights (new to DC actually), and I'm enjoying it so far.

MichaelDC said...

They had been playing outside of Rita's the past few weeks. As a resident above, I can't say I was disappointed that they moved down the street :)

Anonymous said...

Move back to the suburbs?! If you can't take the heat get the fuck out of CoHigh. What, you don't honk when some fuck walks across the street at your green light? If you paid for those apartments you would tell them to shut up too if you were studying or working. Jesus you kids need to wake the fuck up. Congrats on moving to your first city. The beginner city that dc is. Man, I feel bad for the people above the fountain. You are SCREWED

Anonymous said...

I'm sure those yelling from Kenyon Square were justifed and rightly annoyed. We live in the city, but dont have to be subjected to impromptu concerts that invade ones residence. I'm sure those people at Kenyon Square paid a pretty penny for their condos. It's a luxury condo building in Col Heights. There is a venue for everything. I'm sure if the performers had a permit, they could find a proper place to sing/perform.

Col Heights resident.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this confirms what I think of you transplants to DC. You want "diversity" and "urban living" but have NO idea how to co-exist in a true city. Yes, you people.... transplanted suburbanites, and wannabe hipsters who are all lip. Embracing diversity means embracing all the cultures, noises, smells, colors, the good and the ugly that come with living in a densely populated area. As one post-er said, if you can't handle this, go back to Murland or to the hinterlands where Walmart, cookie cutter homes, and conformity and BOREDOM reign supreme. Seriously, stop ruining it for us true urbanites who like the chaos, the grit, and the beautiful noise from impromptu music sessions on the street!!

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Anonymous said...

Complaining about noise in a city is like complaining about cows on a farm. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

no-one was affected by this more than i was. i was at my home directly across the street. now, i would never have dreamed of yelling or asking them to stop playing. however, i do wish the quality of the music had been better. repetitive synthesized music? ugh. DC needs better street performers!

Andrew said...

Please don't threaten anybody in the comments. That's why I deleted the above comment.

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Anonymous said...

I quite liked them. As another posted stated they used to play in front of Rita's, but with a smaller group. The group in front of Radioshack was larger, I think. When the band played in front of Rita's they seemed to only play one song, which was kind of boring, but still quite pleasant. Compared to all the drilling and banging going on with the road work the music is a welcome change!

Jennie said...

Sounds wonderful! We really are lacking of live music in DC (especially street performers). Sad to have missed it!

Anonymous said...

I was there and it was really fun. People were having and great time; a woman was dancing with her baby in hand. Then the cops showed. I was mad then, but I am really sad to hear that it was a neighborhood resident that called it in. Why did you move here?