The Boom Box- Is Still Alive and Well and Noisy!

By DB
@dgobucks226 (13718)
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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@amadeo (72844)
• United States
14 Aug 17
I remember this well.I for one had me a fine boom box.
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@dgobucks226 (13718)
15 Aug 17
Mine was pretty nice too. A Fischer brand with the dual cassette recorder. I used that feature constantly and it made some decent cassette tapes.
@amadeo (72844)
• United States
15 Aug 17
@dgobucks226 it was close to the one I had.
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@dgobucks226 (13718)
15 Aug 17
@amadeo Good memories Alfredo!
@Corbin5 (115603)
• United States
14 Aug 17
Since there are other devices that provide music without others being able to hear it, I think boom boxes are unnecessary and in certain places, banned.
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@dgobucks226 (13718)
15 Aug 17
Very true, with technology today they do not need to be used in crowded public places.
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@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
16 Aug 17
Oh! I miss boom box too
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@dgobucks226 (13718)
16 Aug 17
They were fun and loud!
@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
18 Aug 17
@dgobucks226 Oh I stil remember when people took along the boombox with them. I followed too
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@dgobucks226 (13718)
18 Aug 17
@Tracy04 One big party right?
@teamfreak16 (41310)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Aug 17
I used to have a really loud boom box. I never replaced it after it was stolen.
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@dgobucks226 (13718)
15 Aug 17
I had one too. It finally gave out and after some sadness, I moved on to newer technology.
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@teamfreak16 (41310)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Aug 17
@dgobucks226 - I just use my iPod these days.
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@dgobucks226 (13718)
15 Aug 17
@teamfreak16 I pod away from home. Spotify and I Tunes on the computer. Also have an old Sony receiver which still works from the early 80's. So, my FM station is going sometimes on that one when I'm working at my desk.
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@Hannihar (41746)
1 Nov
I didn't think they were still around. They should use earphones and then all will be quiet for those around them.
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@dgobucks226 (13718)
1 Nov
I was surprised to see them too! Yes, no reason to disturb others. Earphones should be used in public places.
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@Hannihar (41746)
2 Nov
@dgobucks226 I agree completely with you DB.
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@dgobucks226 (13718)
2 Nov
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• United States
14 Aug 17
I do not think that any music should be so loud as to disturb others. If that is a boombox on the beach yes then it should be banned.
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@dgobucks226 (13718)
15 Aug 17
Thanks for the response Ocean. Some people are just oblivious to others.
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• United States
15 Aug 17
@dgobucks226 Welcome DB.
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@MALUSE (43419)
• Uzbekistan
14 Aug 17
In which country do you live if I may ask? Where is this boardwalk?
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@NJChicaa (46016)
• United States
14 Aug 17
He lives by me in New Jersey.
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@MALUSE (43419)
• Uzbekistan
15 Aug 17
@NJChicaa Is there a reason why he doesn't mention it on the account page? As to boom boxes: now everyone has earplugs in their ears. Easier to carry than a boom box but nothing to impress people with. :-)
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• United States
12 Jan
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.
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@dgobucks226 (13718)
13 Jan
Yes, ha they do require a lot of batteries. Those big car speakers are also very annoying
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@kepweng (18505)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
18 Aug 17
its my first time to see this boom bux but thier a song the title is boom clap
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@dgobucks226 (13718)
18 Aug 17
That's pretty cool
@NJChicaa (46016)
• United States
14 Aug 17
Seriously? Who still even HAS a boom box?
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@dgobucks226 (13718)
15 Aug 17
They still sell them. Apparently that New Jersey person or maybe a tourist did not get the memo that playing boom boxes in crowded places is a no, no.
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@vsai2008 (9857)
• India
15 Aug 17
I personally don't like loud noises, and I hear them every day. I wouldn't prefer them
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@TRBRocks420 (82396)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Aug 17
I don't mind if boom boxes are used on the beach, but if you are blaring your radio just to be annoying then that's something else.
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@dramagirl26 (3334)
• Ringgold, Virginia
16 Aug 17
I don't mind boom boxes in public places as long as the volume isn't too loud.
@dgobucks226 (13718)
17 Aug 17
From my experience most times that is not the case.