Booming In Bangor

Officials in Bangor, Maine, are responding to complaints over a recent rock concert at the  that went to 11 for some nearby residents.

The all-day Rise Above Fest, which featured Avenged SevenfoldSeetherMotorheadHellyeahTriviumKyngDevour the Day, and Black Stone Cherry, was the first event of Bangor’s summer 2014 concert series.

But one concert was enough for some citizens, who’ve asked the city council to come up with a solution to combat the noise.

“I see this as a problem about respect, respect for Bangor residents,” resident Michael Alpert told the Bangor Daily News. “This isn’t just a minor annoyance, this is interfering with people’s lives.”

The overall decibel level of the concert stayed within the acceptable range for the city, so officials have partnered with an audio consultant to measure all types of noise – especially low-frequency sounds that carry longer and haven’t been previously monitored, the paper noted.

Tanya Emery, Bangor’s director of community and economic development, explained the concert may have drawn more complaints because it lasted all day, featured heavy rock music and was the first of the year.

, who’s scheduled to play the waterfront May 29.