Downtown Austin Noise Ordinance

Am I the only person that thinks that the people that move to downtown Austin and complain about the noise from music venues, are a bunch of crying ninnie douchebags?

Johnny Dallas, that’s what I’m going to start calling them, doesn’t seem to realize that the clubs, were there before their multi-million dollar, 2 bedroom 1 bath, 650 sq. ft. condo was built. The clubs will, hopefully, still be there after Johnny Dallas defaults on his loan for that shoebox too.

Quit complaining about the noise Johnny Dallas.

You knew the noise was there before you moved in. If you didn’t, shame on you for not doing proper research on the neighborhood you picked out.

What’s next?

I bet Johnny will start complaining about SXSW and all the noise, people and traffic that South by brings to downtown. If not, then maybe Johnny will start to complain about all the hippies that come out for ACL fest.

Listen Johnny, I like you (not really) I think you’re a swell guy/person/dude/chick. I want you to be happy, I really do. May I suggest you move back to Dallas, or California, or whatever rat hole you moved here from? If you won’t, or can’t go back for whatever reason, please shut up about the noise downtown.

I’m sure you heard that Austin calls itself the “live music capital of the world” before you moved here.

If you didn’t hear about that, or see the big sign at the airport, then you need to find some new friends. Friends that would’ve asked you “why are you picking a place downtown, don’t you know about all the noise/ music/ traffic from the clubs down there?”

Now, the city of Austin, wants to pass some new ordinances and is looking for ways to “help clubs with noise abatement” with loans or something like that.

What the city should do, is tell the whining ninnies to shut up about the noise already and move to suburbia. That way, Johnny Dallas can start to complain about how crappy the traffic is in this town, like the rest of us.


Rafael is an aviation geek, a consumer advocate, a dad, a multiple personality blogger, a photographer, politically opinionated, a videographer and many other things as well.