Dozens Of San Francisco Residents Complain About Noise From Beyonce-Jay Z Concert
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Fans of Beyonce and Jay Z packed AT&T Park on Tuesday night, but residents in several neighborhoods across the city said they could hear the concert all the way from their own homes.
Dozens of complaints came into the city’s 311 system and KCBS also received a handful of calls, from residents in Bernal Heights, the Outer Mission, Potrero Hill and the Castro. Phyllis said she had a rough night.
“It was extraordinarily loud. I was kept awake by the concert,” she said. “I’ve lived in Potrero Hill for a long, long time and it’s the first time I’ve ever heard a concert.”
Others chimed in over Twitter to express their surprise.
Meanwhile, this Twitter user posted a blast radius map to approximately show how far the sound reached.
The San Francisco Giants said AT&T Park has held many other concerts in the past.
“We want to apologize to our neighbors,” said San Francisco Giants spokesperson Staci Slaughter. “As a result of the complaints we got last night, we actually have been working through the night to make adjustments to the sound system so that we’ll avoid a similar situation for tonight’s show.”
Slaughter said Live Nation, the promoter for the “On the Run” tour, is also working with Beyonce’s team to lower the volume and readjust the speakers.
Even though there were many complaints, some were actually happy, as they got their “own concert” for free. “People were really happy about it, that they didn’t actually have to go to the concert,” said one San Francisco resident.
Wednesday night’s concert at AT&T Park is the last leg of the star music couple’s 19-show North America tour and estimates are it will gross over $100 million. The show begins at 8:00 p.m.