Friday 9 December 2016

Local residents are phantom guests at every music concert

Published 25/07/2015 | 02:30

Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks

As happy punters stand blissfully bellowing out the lyrics to their favourite songs, plastic cup of warm beer in one hand, they are not the only ones drinking in the experience of an outdoor summer gig.

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Through the walls of their own homes, residents nearby are the phantom guests - right there in body as well as spirit, feeling the visceral thump of every drumbeat, the vibration of every guitar riff and every ecstatic roar from the crowd.

And there can be a pretty flexible sliding scale about how they feel about that.

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