Boy do I have something to get off my chest, having just read the article of Chris Poon regarding Plaza concert noise and I'm growling.
I happen to own and live all summer at Whistler Marketplace, right above the playground. Every concert night, yes the concert ends at 10 p.m. but it's 11:30 p.m. before that playground full of grown-ups screaming clears out.
I live every weekend night with all the windows and doors closed, can't send my 10 and 12 year olds to bed cause we still can't hear ourselves think, let alone hear one another speak. I have spent the past three summers screaming at people to shut up, which seems to me to be an oxymoron.
Can't Whistler have a concert every second weekend in the Plaza and have a concert at Creekside to spread the wealth and the drunks? And after the concert shouldn't someone spring for security to clear the area and the playground and get everyone on their way? What are the RCMP doing?
I'm tired of those drunks on top of the playground having fights and how do you climb up on top of the playground with a beer in your hand anyways?
I have to justify the years of yelling at those village idiots by saying when I bought my condo in 1999 the only thing before me was a patch of grass, two benches and a picnic table, there was no playground, no plaza, no noise, just the occasional bear at 5 a.m. any morning.
This summer, my 13th summer at Whistler, it's taken all my strength but I'm refusing to scream at village idiots at night. I have to get that feeling out of my system, be a bigger person than that. Then two more bus loads of youths pull in and all they can afford to do in Whistler is go to a free concert, get drunk and play at the playground.