Douglas County Residents Abused by Tomorrow"World!"

Photos courtesy of 11 Alive website Atlanta
Photos courtesy of 11 Alive website Atlanta

An Open Letter

Tomorrow"World" Productions

To whom it may concern.

I have called your complaint number 866-605-5762 and filed a complaint with the production this morning concerning the ridiculous levels of noise produced last night by your production.  I am forwarding this open letter as an additional complaint against the Tomorrowworld production and its producers.

My home is 2 miles (line of sight) northwest of the sound stages that were blaring until 1 AM last night. At 12:30 AM, it was as if someone said "if you thought that was ridiculous, stand by and listen to this," after which it appeared that the promoters boosted amplification of the already ridiculous noise levels for their last thirty minute finale.

The operator who took my complaint on the phone this morning was apologetic and repeatedly stated that the production company has a permit to abate and ignore the noise levels being produced. If she said "they have a permit" once, she must have said that nine times during our conversation.  I am familiar with the permits that must have been purchased and issued for something like this, but that does not change the adverse effects this production has had and will have on the quality of life of literally tens of thousands of Georgians and particularly Douglas County resdients.

I am told that the stages were re-oriented away from Douglas county to hopefully address noise levels. If so I can only imagine the noise levels being generated south toward Fairburn, Palmetto and other south Fulton county communities, as the noise levels on our side of the river in Douglas county were ridiculous last night and into the wee hours of this morning the noise continued.  I anticipate the same thing to be repeated tonight and tomorrow night.

News reports this morning, indicate the noise from Tomorrowworld could be heard sixty miles away last night.  Apparently, the permits previously mentioned had little effect in abating the noise being generated and affecting tens of thousands of Georgians.

For the leadership and elected officials of Fulton county and Chattahoochee Hills to issue permits that allow a millionaire and his production company to completely disregard the health and welfare of thousands of area residents is ludicrous.  The issuance of permits does not negate the damage or effects this nuisance of a concert has produced and will produce for the next two days.

Douglas county residents are powerless in the face of this onslaught and it appears the elected officials in Fulton county and Chattahoochee Hills, along with the promoter of Tomorrowworld could care less of the effect on residents of the adjacent areas. 

Apparently, there are no state laws or local ordinances that exist to protect the health and welfare of residents of neighboring counties and obviously the limited ordinances that do exist to protect those in Fulton county have been abated and set aside by special use permits that in essence suspend law and reason when millionaires are putting money on the table and buying special dispensation. 

I sincerely hope the residents and leadership of Fulton county and Chattahoochee Hills are proud of themselves.  I sincerely hope that they make a ton of money.  I also sincerely hope that someone will step forward to file a class action suit against Tomorrowworld, its producers and the property owner for real damages and injury to the health and welfare of thousands of affected residents, property owners and citizens of Douglas County.

Douglas county residents have been told that decibel level monitors were dispatched to the Douglas county side of the river yesterday and last night to monitor noise levels. I hope those records are required to be kept and maintained as they will prove useful if an action of civil redress can be obtained to prevent this travesty that occurred last night from occurring repeatedly for the next ten years.

The rights ofthe  people who live in Douglas county were completely ignored and violated last night and it appears the same will occur tonight and tomorrow night.

Douglas county residents will be waiting to see what is done about this renegade concert and its promoters and we will obviously continue to be forced to listen to the abuse of our senses for another two nights.  Perhaps somewhere in the future in a court of law, someone will be able to speak for the residents of Douglas county and ask the question, "can you hear "us "now?"

Carl Pyrdum

Douglasville Ga.

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Luke Rogers October 03, 2013 at 04:43 PM
Shut up you twat. It brings money to a county in Georgia that is otherwise worthless. I would know, I live in an even more worthless town than you do in southern Georgia.
Gustavo Morgutia October 03, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Matt Montgomery October 07, 2013 at 12:23 PM
The person that filed this complain is a total idiot. What he doesn't realize is the amount of revenue that a festival of that size can do for this area he lives in. He boosts sales in the area and the city. So what there is some noise until 1am. The people paid for their permit and obviously the town/city is fine with the money it brings in or they wouldn't have issued it to them.
sweet mystery October 21, 2013 at 02:23 PM
It was THREE DAYS out of 365 (less than 1% of your year!!!) for heaven's sake!!! It was as far from the bulk of our housing as humanly possible and I'm trying to figure out how the author's "health and welfare" were compromised. If you don't like the music/volume, go inside shut doors and windows and watch TV or listen to some soothing music. There is no way tomorrowland prevented you from doing just that. We live just across the river from the festival site and heard the music for the entire long weekend. And although we didn't enjoy it, and it did interfere with our relaxing nightly soaks in our hot tub in the otherwise peaceful evenings, we DID enjoy knowing that it brought much needed exposure and revenue to south Douglas County. We also thought how much we might have enjoyed the concert if we were of that generation. You can't complain about young people being in trouble if you won't give them options for entertainment. We drove by a couple of times and stopped and talked to the attendees. We really enjoyed the people we met. STOP whining about an event that brought in MUCH NEEDED revenue and exposure to our blighted part of the world. In case no one has noticed, Douglas County is a mess. Businesses continue to shutdown, taxes keep going up, and the County has a shabby backwardness about it that depresses me. Our family spends the bulk of our disposable income OUTSIDE of Douglas County because there is no where nice to spend it in our own county. That is just ridiculous. It's lovely to invite a global community to our area, take their money, and then show them our butts...nice. So much for southern hospitality, loving our neighbors, etc. This is one bass-ackward county. We understand tomorrowworld will be back next year. As there is a shortage of hotels in our area (and a shortage of hospitality as well) and attendees who didn't camp were looking for places to stay, we're opening our home next year, preferably to an international traveler (kind of like a very brief exchange program). Wouldn't it be just awesome if, instead of whining and complaining about the event and attributing negative qualities to people we don't even know; other folks in Douglas County went on tomorrowworlds blogs next year and decided to show the international/national community some southern hospitality? I bet if we KNEW the people who were attending, and they knew us, it would change everyone's perspective for the better. just a thought...
Ali June 13, 2014 at 06:28 AM
FYI. Tomorrowworld by an independent research firm was found the have brought 150 million to Atlanta area as a result of 33 hours of loud music. Douglas County will likely see an even larger share this year. For you folks who hate the loud noise...I bet you hate cruddy roads and a mall that's seen it's struggles even worse. Douglas County needs to court the tomorrowworld folks because even just ten percent of that 187 million would change our community forever....


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