The Boom Box- Is Still Alive and Well and Noisy!
August 14, 2017 4:13pm CST
The boom box which I thought had been permanently replaced in popularity by walkmans in the 1990's and now I Pods still packs a blast. Recently as I was doing my boardwalk morning stroll, I encountered someone wielding one. And the annoying memory of them destroying a peaceful time at the beach returned to me. Their speakers blaring music not to my taste, and interrupting a quiet time reading is something I thought technology had solved. As a matter of fact, some nearby shore towns have already enacted ordinances against this type of noise pollution. Their beaches promote a family atmosphere experience and on a crowded weekend, someone blaring a boom box next to you while you are socializing, and enjoying family time, kind of defeats that purpose. Now I am not against music. I'm playing it on my I Pod with headphones on, or playing it in the privacy of my home constantly. I just think with the advanced electronics we have today it is not necessary to have these intrusive products playing in public areas like beaches. What do you think? Should towns ban the use of boom boxes on their beaches? Any opinions or personal situations are always encouraged and appreciated. Thanks. Photo- boom.png
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i saw a boom box in new york about 20 years back 2 guys were pushing in a shopping cart..i'd hate to think how many batteries that took.. i don't mind boom boxes as much as the people with mega bass speakers in their car.