The protestors were targeting concertgoers as they drove into the casino, asking them to boycott the casino.
Snoqualmie Casino says that it carefully monitors its concerts to ensure that they are do not exceed the city’s sound ordinances. The casino doesn’t have to follow the ordinances; it sits on the Snoqualmie Tribe’s reservation, making it sovereign land.
But the casino wants to be a good neighbor, says Mike Gallagher, Snoqualmie Casino’s vice-president of marketing.
To do that, decibel levels are monitored at the show and in Snoqualmie during the show.
The level at the show peaks at 95 decibels, according to Gallagher. Ninety-five decibels is slightly louder than a lawn mower.
On the valley floor, the noise is much quieter, but it is the bass that is the aggravating part, several protestors say.
“You can’t sit in the yard and relax. It’s as though someone is blasting a stereo with just the bass in your yard,” says Kit McCormick.
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