I've lived in Palo Alto a long time, since before the Shoreline Amphitheatre was built. I clearly remember the first concert there, when the noise in my back yard was so loud and clear I could hear the patter of the musicians between the musical numbers! I've moved across town since, but I still live in an area where the Shoreline noise bounces into my neighborhood. Tonight is a typical night for bounce for us - it was a hot day after a couple of hot days.
So tonight I'm hearing the throbbing beat of whoever is playing there tonight, and I wonder - is it worth it to continue to complain when I hear the noise? I used to see news stories when the bounce was bad and lots of people complained. I can't remember a story like that in a long time. I have called the city recorder before, but I have no idea whether it makes a difference and whether it's worth my time. Does anyone at the city keep the statistics on how often there are noise complaints? Do they continue to inform the city of Mountain View? Or are we just stuck with the situation as it is?