Ease up on buskers
I read an article about the downtown Spokane buskers and wondered why store owners were getting so riled up over the fact that some people make a living by making beautiful music.
If the musicians were not very good, I could understand, but most of the buskers are professional musicians who are only trying to make a few bucks doing what they love. As a fellow musician, I know the feeling of wanting to share your talent.
I liked what Rick Bocook said when he was talking about how the complaining businesses should just get soundproof windows because they are already in the noisiest section of downtown Spokane.
Furthermore, the proposed law is complicated because the policemen that would be enforcing this law would have not only differing opinions on what “plainly audible” is, but also how far away 100 feet is if they are guessing the distance. Plus, instead of complaining to the city about the noise, why not just politely ask the musicians themselves if they would turn down their amplifiers a little bit and make it easier for everyone?
Just don’t smother the happiness and joy the buskers spread to passers-by.