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Residents want the volume turned down at some Red Rocks concerts

MORRISON, Colo. — People who live near Red Rocks Amphitheater say booming base from EDM – electronic dance music shows – is invading their homes, rattling the windows and the walls.

They’re tired of being able to “feel” the music in their homes more than they can hear it. “It’s like the earth is shaking. It’s vibrating. The pictures are moving on the wall,” Gerry Smith says.

A number of residents met Friday with the mayor of Morrison, Trustees and Jefferson County Commissioners.

They discussed how to deal with the booming bass.

The city of Denver, which owns Red Rocks Park, implemented new rules that went into effect January 1. The new rules require the volume to go down at midnight and shows to be finished by 12:30 a.m.

Performers will be fined up to $10,000 for volume and curfew violations.

The mayor of Morrison expressed concern on the behalf of residents about enforcement of the new rules.

Jefferson County Commissioners will be visiting Red Rocks in May to analyze the noise at the next EDM concert to see if the rules are working.