Electric Daisy Riles NJ Residents
The concert was so noisy that authorities in Secaucus, N.J., which sits across the Hackensack River from the venue, reportedly received more than 100 complaints over the Memorial Day weekend from residents.
The town responded by issuing a summons for excess noise to the stadium, Electric Daisy promoter Insomniac and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, according a letter obtained by The Record.
“Residents on Memorial Day Weekend could not leave their windows open, could not hear television or radios at normal volumes, could not sit in their yards or enjoy their property without constant noise,” Mayor Michael Gonnelli wrote. “Some even had trouble putting young children to sleep.”
Gonnelli added that sound levels were recorded at 90 decibels at times – 25 decibels louder than what’s allowed – and that noise continued past 10 p.m.
MetLife Stadium responded in a statement that is aware of the complaints and “while there have been no previous noise complaints for this same event held in 2012, MetLife Stadium will monitor the noise level during events and make whatever adjustments are necessary to abide by the law.”
Meanwhile in East Rutherford, Mayor James Cassella told the Record there were noise complaints from residents regarding the festival. “But people have to understand that there are people in Secaucus who live closer to the stadium than anyone in our borough,” he said.