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    Posted: July 24 2012 at 11:11am
 I have discovered that in a pinch,, no earplugs,,,

you can beg, buy , borrow or steal 2 filter cigarettes

cut off the filters and stick them in your ear canals..

they really DO work well,

you can hears everything,, but it cuts down the overload a lot

seriously,,

and they are not noticeable if you kinda screw and twist them well into there
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MSarge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2012 at 11:36am
Yep, I learned that moons ago when I was a young troop in the military.
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you were a whole TROOP yourself ?  ,,, that is cool... more guys like you and we could cut the defense budget and bring the unnecessary ones home so they can get in unemployment lines like the rest of us..


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Hi,
i have ear muffs readily accessible wherever guns are stored in my house. that way if there's ever a reason i need my gun to defend myself, I can put my muffs on while getting the gun.
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I am very fortunate that my employment encourages us to take hearing protection home with us to use for our own protection. We have muffs available but the quick style push-ins are my go-to protection. They are easy to wear and can be quickly put in and taken out as the level of intensity changes.

I keep a stash of hearing protection in every vehicle, shed, garage, barn and family residence. I get very annoyed at the occasion that I have failed to find them.

We make sure we have hearing protection at the festivals as well.IT is amazing that there are times that you can not have a normal conversation at the Bean when your campsite is far from the stage and facing the opposite direction.
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Train it is bad when I can go to my campsite and do not miss what happening on stage 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Frostman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2012 at 8:00am
The volume seemed excellent to me this year - am I missing something?  Is it still too loud?  We've GREATLY reduced the size and amount of sound power we even setup.  This year's sound system was the smallest we've ever used since the fest was founded 14 years ago.  My sound man was seriously concerned that his small system wouldn't have the "oomph" required to cover the Bean, and now...am I hearing a complaint from Train-train that it was STILL TOO LOUD!???  Man, Train, seriously?  Wait 'til the sound man hears this!  We can keep going smaller and quieter.  I don't like music that is too loud either, but I'm starting to believe it's impossible to select a volume that pleases everyone.  I bet we could run the whole fest through a Fender Bassman and still have people complaining that it was too loud!  Oh, and your comment about not being able to have a normal conversation at your campsite during the Bean is very difficult for me to believe - that is our criteria - that is our creed - that is how we determine the right volume - I go and stand next to my sound man at the sound both setup in mid-audience, and we have a conversation.  If you watch me, I do it about once every 2 or 3 hours.  We talk for a minute to make sure we don't have to shout.  Throughout this year's fest, we were always able to carry-on a normal conversation.  AND I have to talk to people all day and night under the beer pavilion - which is closer to the speakers than your campsite - and I have no problem, and I don't have to shout.  I feel very good about the sound quality and volume we deliver at the Bean, and I know my product - I take it very seriously and stay right on it.  After we got volume complaints last year, I committed myself to making sure it was excellent this year.  Again, am I missing something Train, or are you simply exaggerating?  I am very sensitive to this stuff - I want things done right. 
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I was pleased to notice the much smaller sound system. You can't please everyone for sound volume.
I use the ear plugs at any and all musical events - to me, it just takes out the "hurtin' part". I don't think it would matter where the sound man set it, I would still use them.
I've suffered for my music - now it's your turn!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Phil harmonica Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2012 at 8:58am
keep in mind I am partly deaf from 50 years on bandstands..  but

imho, it was much much better this year, the "Moshpit" area was Deadly tho...but that seems to make some people very happy

the sound at our campsite (Cowboy Corner) was fine,, in my opinion,, we could talk,, even probably jam if wanted to ... it was not that way in past years

however, JOhn S and myself enjoyed the bands from  far reaches up by pavilion in order to find a comfortable listening level

later Kurt Mustang and I found a safe haven  to both see and hear by going so close to the stage that we were not in front of the speakers , but behind them,, but walking up to there was physically painful to the ears

however,, and of course this volume  is Normal nowadaze,, maybe even necessary in order to reach a wide outdoor seating area,,


None the less...No one else seemed to care... every concert is like this ..it is the "new normal"...and audiences seem to  be Ok with it,, BUT.....do they Like it, or is it that soundmen give them no choice ?
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The sound was perfect this year John.
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