The music must not go on
Many would consider themselves Céline Dion fans, but some residents in the Kiwi city of Porirua never want to hear her powerhouse vocals again… The French-Canadian superstar has become the unlikely artist of choice for blokes running so-called ‘speaker battles’… The battles involve cars decked out in loudspeakers cruising at night to compete with each other to produce the best sound. Dion’s songs are a favourite because lots of her music has high frequency and little bass. But local residents aren’t happy about the noise and have launched a petition calling on authorities to shut the battles down. One of the battle organisers says he feels that’s “unfair” and it’s “better than night clubbing or drinking in a bar in the city”. Sometimes people just want to sleep without feeling like they’re on a sinking ship…
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