Area Woman Starts Petition to Halt Future Electric Daisy Carnival Concerts

One really annoyed woman is starting a petition targeting the City of Joliet and future concerts by the EDC.

One annoyed woman from Rockdale is asking New Lenox residents to join her in the fight to halt future noisy concerts. She's specifically targeting the Electric Daisy Carnival held over the Memorial Day weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.

After a three-day weekend of eardrum-bursting thumping and vibrations enough to shake collectibles off shelves, Amber Cox of Rockdale is starting a petion. She invites residents in New Lenox, Mokena, Frankfort, Manhattan and more to sign.

Cox posted the petition on Change.org. She's entitled it: Joliet City Council: Stop the EDC Concerts. 

The petition states:

This concert is not only a noise factor for Joliet, IL but to surrounding communities as well. It is well known that these type of rave concerts bring a high denand for drugs and alcohol. Playing this techno type music in a suburb till 4 am is unbelievable. These type of concerts should be held in big cities such as Chicago. We live in the suburbs, and I dont think this town especially needs anymore bad press.

So far Cox's petition has gotten 114 signatures. She's hoping to present the petition at the next meeting of the Joliet City Council at 6:30 p.m. June 4 at 150 W. Jefferson St.

Cox told Patch that she was stirred to start the petition after having to calm the tears of her frightened 2-year-old. "He was in tears from the booms."

Cox said she belongs to a group formed over the weekend called, "Hey Joliet,Electric Daisy Carnival Has To Go."

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Brian June 03, 2013 at 05:12 PM
Ok first of all: the tickets to this event were upwards of $200. The taxes on this event alone should be enough to benefit your education system (my aunt and uncle live there and send their kids to a school in need of many updates improvements, and funding for programs they are thinking of getting rid of LIKE MUSIC). Second, like most people are saying on here, if you don't like it, take a little family vacation! It's Memorial Day Weekend, the majority of the people complaining must have off work. Or, how about this doozy: why don't you try attending the event? It's actually a lot of fun, and there are no other kinds of events in the world like these dance music events where people are so nice. Everyone is willing to talk to everyone else and meet new people and really it sounds like everyone here could use to let loose a little bit and just DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING. That's the beauty of it, if you go to a rock concert and are trying to push the crowd to get to your friends, people will get pissed. At EDC, people will gladly MOVE ASIDE so you can find them! The people who are complaining need to be more cultured and try new things. I love dance music but I know people who will go with their parents (who also attend willingly) because they like it, they say it's fun and you can't get an experience like it anywhere else. Don't try to tell me that you can hear it as far as 12 miles from the track, visibility doesn't even go that far, so it's most definitely not shaking your house (*cough* Granny Gruntz *cough*-- you really are a granny, I'll buy my hearing aid when the time comes, but for now, I'm going to have fun, which you don't seem to do). So for everyone who's going to complain, there are ways to avoid the noise. You can let us have our fun for three nights of the year, the other 362 are all yours. Get over it, and if you can't beat it, then JOIN IT! If you don't have a good time, I will gladly pay for your ticket myself.
Brian June 03, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Also a point to consider: For those of you worried about the "higher drug trafficking these events bring," 1) Do some homework, if you look at drug arrests for any festival or concert, you will see a pretty stable trend among all of these types of events, you can't avoid it, and it's going to be everywhere anyways, so get over it. For all you know, your next door neighbor could be the largest meth kingpin in the Chicagoland area. 2) The media has a hold on your brain and doesn't want to let it go. These events don't make kids and adults take drugs, it's their choice to do so, if you have to have drugs to enjoy the music then fine, but that's not going to affect my opinion of the event, that person taking the drugs, or the music any more or less. If the media announced that by jumping off a cliff would be a 100% surefire way to prevent cancer (because you'd be jumping to your imminent death) would you do it? NO! Even though the statistic is true doesn't mean it's a good thing to do. So if you listen to everything the media says, than screw you because you have become incapable of thinking for yourself, and forming your own opinion.
Michele Farber Porter June 07, 2013 at 02:58 AM
This whole thing just makes me angry! My son & his friends went there & had a great time! They paid over $200 a piece for their tickets. So to the woman who asked if these kids live off their parents & all the other judgmental comments...you are a condescending, bitter, hateful woman! I'm so sick & tired of all these uninformed & uneducated people passing judgment on this generation! They all are not bad! Those that are bad, rude & disrespectful come from parents just like you! And John Wayne, how dare you hide behind a mans name that was a decent person. You are a coward! Correct me if I'm wrong but wouldn't have these patrons spent money in your county? 90,000 people x $5.00 = $450,000 for just 1 day. Seems like Joilet made some profit. You would think with the economy being as bad as it right now, you would be thankful! Yet you wanna complain about the noise? I just don't get it! What is wrong with you? Are you so miserable that you have to make others just as unhappy? I'm in my 40s and I truly wish they had this when I was young! I think you need to quit your belly aching & let these people enjoy 3 days of fun on a holiday weekend. They work hard & deserve it! I hope the committee on the city board tells you all to grow up & show some respect to this younger generation. Other than the music being loud you have not one bad thing to say about the 90,000 people there that respected your city while there! SHAME ON YOU!!!
NoneYoBizness June 07, 2013 at 09:09 AM
Michele - Would your son and his friends NOT of had a good time if the EDC ended at midnight? I was bothered by the noise until 4am, Friday night-Saturday morning, but the winds changed and I didn't hear anything Saturday-Sunday. I find it interesting that you assume someone is miserable because they complained about the noise. I'm not a miserable person, but I can say as the "thumping" of the music kept me awake until almost 4am, I was pretty unhappy. I am not opposed to the EDC returning, but I would appreciate if there were some simple changes, the first being it ends at midnight. I live close enough to the track to hear the Nascar races, heck I hear test and tune if the wind is blowing East, but they end at decent times and if they don't, they are fined! To be 100% honest, I don't have a problem with the people who were arrested, good for the Police for doing their job. I don't have a problem with the number of overdoses either .... you do drugs, you overdose, and maybe you die ..... I could care less. The City of Joliet made a lot of money (which they desperately need) and a lot of people had a great weekend, but its selfish of you Michele to say too bad for those of us who were disturbed by the event. I'm all for bringing the event back, maybe it will help the City of Joliet climb its way out of the toilet bowl, but change the hours, lower the volume and everybody wins.
Brian July 19, 2013 at 01:03 PM
Well, for all of you hoping to not bring back EDC to the Chicagoland Speedway next year, the promoter, Pasquale Rotella, signed a FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT to have it there. So, it looks like we're going to have a looooooot of people complaining for at least four more years! Looks like you're just going to have to either get used to it, or take a trip that weekend. There's no use in complaining about it.


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