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mrypg9 24th June 2009 09:07 AM

So much for noise laws....
 
Last night a local beach bar played unbelievably loud music until 3.30 a.m. Our house is about 2km away across a valley but it sounded as if we had our own sound system on full blast, even with windows closed and shutters down. People who live in the apartment complexes a few hundred metres from the bar must have been holding the furniture down.
I'm going to have a doze when I've done the chores but I pity the poor sods who had to go to work.
I read that Andalucian noise laws are quite specific about the rules regarding amplified music. It's supposed to stop at 23.00 I believe. Whilst I personally think that's a bit early for a weekend, 3.30a.m. has got to be way out of order.
What I don't understand is why the Policia Local didn't shut them down. Lights were on in many windows round here so people must have complained. I gave up on sleep and took the dog for a walk at 2.00a.m. Even he was showing signs of annoyance:D
Hopefully this won't go on every night or I can see myself bulldozing the shack with my trusty LR Disco.
Are these noise laws ever applied? Or are they like many other laws, simply disregarded:confused:

Suenneil 24th June 2009 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by mrypg9 (Post 154458)
Last night a local beach bar played unbelievably loud music until 3.30 a.m. Our house is about 2km away across a valley but it sounded as if we had our own sound system on full blast, even with windows closed and shutters down. People who live in the apartment complexes a few hundred metres from the bar must have been holding the furniture down.
I'm going to have a doze when I've done the chores but I pity the poor sods who had to go to work.
I read that Andalucian noise laws are quite specific about the rules regarding amplified music. It's supposed to stop at 23.00 I believe. Whilst I personally think that's a bit early for a weekend, 3.30a.m. has got to be way out of order.
What I don't understand is why the Policia Local didn't shut them down. Lights were on in many windows round here so people must have complained. I gave up on sleep and took the dog for a walk at 2.00a.m. Even he was showing signs of annoyance:D
Hopefully this won't go on every night or I can see myself bulldozing the shack with my trusty LR Disco.
Are these noise laws ever applied? Or are they like many other laws, simply disregarded:confused:

Morning ..... was this a one off ? because last night was San Juan which involves beach partying! music, bbqs, bonfires and generally revellary! we live opposite Estepona beach and it was very noisy down there last night on the beach BUT FANTASTIC !!!! we knew it was a celebration and not a normal night on the beach!
Sue x:)

mrypg9 24th June 2009 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Suenneil (Post 154459)
Morning ..... was this a one off ? because last night was San Juan which involves beach partying! music, bbqs, bonfires and generally revellary! we live opposite Estepona beach and it was very noisy down there last night on the beach BUT FANTASTIC !!!! we knew it was a celebration and not a normal night on the beach!
Sue x:)


Aah....all is revealed....Thanks, Sue. If I'd known I'd have gone with friends and joined in instead of reading on the terrace!:D
My diary which has a list of public holidays didn't show anything for yesterday.
Is San Juan a local fiesta?

SunnySpain 24th June 2009 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by mrypg9 (Post 154463)
Aah....all is revealed....Thanks, Sue. If I'd known I'd have gone with friends and joined in instead of reading on the terrace!:D
My diary which has a list of public holidays didn't show anything for yesterday.
Is San Juan a local fiesta?

San Juan is a national celebration, not a holiday as such, just a big party ;)

Suenneil 24th June 2009 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by mrypg9 (Post 154463)
Aah....all is revealed....Thanks, Sue. If I'd known I'd have gone with friends and joined in instead of reading on the terrace!:D
My diary which has a list of public holidays didn't show anything for yesterday.
Is San Juan a local fiesta?


Here you go ...... this should help - Im always amazed at hwo the Spanish know how to party and celebrate! anything for a good time ..... and last night the atmosphere was fantastic!

The Fiestas of Spain : San Juan

Sue x:)

mrypg9 24th June 2009 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Suenneil (Post 154466)
Here you go ...... this should help - Im always amazed at hwo the Spanish know how to party and celebrate! anything for a good time ..... and last night the atmosphere was fantastic!

The Fiestas of Spain : San Juan

Sue x:)

That is very true. Apparently, when the music stopped, everyone went home. Just like that.No drunken shouting in the streets, no mass public brawling...
If a party like that had taken place in my UK home town, the police would have been out with dogs, riot gear etc and the local hospital A&E would have been working overtime.
Thanks for the list, Sue. Now I know what to expect, I'll be there partying too:D
I'm not a miserable old sod, it's just that I had no idea it was fiesta yesterday.
My ignorance:(

Suenneil 24th June 2009 09:35 AM

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Originally Posted by mrypg9 (Post 154467)
That is very true. Apparently, when the music stopped, everyone went home. Just like that.No drunken shouting in the streets, no mass public brawling...
If a party like that had taken place in my UK home town, the police would have been out with dogs, riot gear etc and the local hospital A&E would have been working overtime.
Thanks for the list, Sue. Now I know what to expect, I'll be there partying too:D
I'm not a miserable old sod, it's just that I had no idea it was fiesta yesterday.
My ignorance:(

lol....no worries - the first year we lived in Spain (Coin) I was convinced on more than one occasion that people were being shot in the valley opposite our place, or that a civil was in the offing ! ...... they also turned out to be "fiestas" or local "celebrations" with lots of bangers / firecrackers involved ...... we learn as we go along ! next year get your shorts on build a bonfire on the beach and have a great time !!! :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

xabiaxica 24th June 2009 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrypg9 (Post 154467)
That is very true. Apparently, when the music stopped, everyone went home. Just like that.No drunken shouting in the streets, no mass public brawling...
If a party like that had taken place in my UK home town, the police would have been out with dogs, riot gear etc and the local hospital A&E would have been working overtime.
Thanks for the list, Sue. Now I know what to expect, I'll be there partying too:D
I'm not a miserable old sod, it's just that I had no idea it was fiesta yesterday.
My ignorance:(

and you'll probably find that no-one had to go to work today, either

everything is supposed to be shut - even some bars won't open again til this evening around here

xabiaxica 24th June 2009 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Suenneil (Post 154471)
lol....no worries - the first year we lived in Spain (Coin) I was convinced on more than one occasion that people were being shot in the valley opposite our place, or that a civil was in the offing ! ...... they also turned out to be "fiestas" or local "celebrations" with lots of bangers / firecrackers involved ...... we learn as we go along ! next year get your shorts on build a bonfire on the beach and have a great time !!! :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

our 'wake up' started at 8am this morning - lasted over an hour...............

the kids slept right through it

mrypg9 24th June 2009 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by xabiachica (Post 154474)
and you'll probably find that no-one had to go to work today, either

everything is supposed to be shut - even some bars won't open again til this evening around here

Oh no......I'm out of dog food!!!! Is Carrefour Estepona open?


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