After a more than a year, a teenage drummer has been found not guilty of being an annoyance to his neighbors. The drummer’s neighbor, Joanne Traetto, claimed that she had to seek therapy for anxiety due to the drummer’s daytime rehearsals.
“Traetto submitted a certification from a neighbor who lives 84 feet away, saying the drumming is ”so incessant and loud that the drums appear to be beaten by a maniac.“ At one point, the Palazzos filed a harassment claim against their neighbor.”
(via via nj.com)
The article raises interesting questions about how to pursue a love of drums and drumming while also being respectful towards the world around you. The comments section gets a little strange but it is worth a skim through it to read some peoples' weird perceptions of musicians and playing music.
You’d think that all the money spent on court costs could have been used to build a sweet rehearsal space.