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SoM crowds described as fantastic - weather cooperates. Parade on Saturday

By Denis Gibbons

June 17th, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Hot weather accompanied the opening of Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival at Spencer Smith Park Thursday night. The Promenade along the waterfront was jammed with people, with more taking in the rock music from their boats out in the lake.

With the beautiful Burlington skyline as a backdrop, folks listen to the music. Burlington’s version of front row seats

Members of the Honeymoon Suite group signed autographs for fans at the west end of the park after they performed. The midway and concession stands were doing a booming business. Freshly squeezed lemonade, hot dogs, hamburgers and candy floss were among the treats being offered.

The Grand Festival Parade starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, starting at Central Park, heading west on Caroline Street to Elizabeth, south to James, west to Brant and then north to Burlington Central high school.

The Sound didn’t go over that well with some people; one Gazette reader reacted to a story we did with this:

It was great sounds coming out of big big bass speakers.

For the record….not everyone thinks that the Sound of Music is “soothing”.  The noise from the bass was so loud last evening I sent an email to Lisa, and the by-law officer.  I can only imagine what Don Fletcher was dealing with.  His windows must have been shaking.  There is no need for the bass to be that loud under any circumstances.  A friend who lives on Smith Avenue told me the noise was awful.

 

All photos by DENIS GIBBONS

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2 comments to SoM crowds described as fantastic – weather cooperates. Parade on Saturday

  • Don Fletcher

    The Burlington SOMF has in my opinion outgrown Spencer Smith Park. Burlington’s Parks & Recreation needs to select/ build a secondary venue, likely out in the country and away from residential, to allow the large crowds/ excessive dBs to be split by location/ demographic.

  • Bill Davidson

    Great Article Denis…… As a Downtowner ….. Nice to See “Old Burlington “ is Still the “Heart Of the Community “ !!! And. that You Are Still. Part of the Original Burlington Gazette Alumni !!! Cheers!!! Bill Davidson