Nearby residents concerned about KAABOO

| 15/02/2019
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It may be too late to ask this, but as members of the community in the neighbourhoods around the KAABOO site this weekend, a lot of us are worried we will have issues with rowdy festival goers throughout the neighbouring area of Governor’s Harbour. We are concerned there may be people parking along our roads and/or potential issues with individuals who are intoxicated and walking through the neighbourhood damaging properties. We would love to know if the police will have a larger presence to not only patrol the highway by the KAABOO site, but also through the nearby neighbourhoods?

Auntie’s answer:  Before answering the question, I want to thank the RCIPS for their very quick response. The reader noted that the time was short – I received the question Wednesday afternoon (13 February) – but the police, who understandably have a lot going on ahead of KAABOO this weekend, replied fast enough for me to write about it before the festival actually kicks off.  

An RCIPS spokesperson confirmed that there will be a greater police presence in the neighbourhoods near the festival location, which is in addition to the traffic management and security personnel deployed on site.

However, if residents in the surrounding communities encounter drunk and disorderly people or suffer damage to property, the RCIPS asks you to report the incidents by calling 911, and “police who are in the nearby areas on these additional patrols will be dispatched”, the spokesperson said.

On the issue of parking, the police have designated specific areas as “local access only” in the traffic plan set up for the festival. “Areas outside of these are still public access, but cars should not park in such a way as to obstruct traffic or block driveways,” the spokesperson said, and again advised that any problems should be reported to the police.

I, for one, am hoping that today and tomorrow prove to be quiet for the police – at least when it comes to lawbreakers; I can’t speak to the volume of the performances.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Odd that for such an amazing and successful event, this is still the only story about Kaboo. It is somewhat more important than someone moaning about what is said about them on Marl Road.

  2. Anonymous says:

    It’s a 2 day festival which was AMAZING, calm down. Legal fireworks being set off all the time are less regulated and more annoying. Some of you will complain about anything. People went to Kaaboo, not your road to party. Pull that stick out and find some relief in knowing how well the whole thing was handled, what a success!

  3. Anonymous says:

    NIMBYs come on down!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I found the noise at night very disruptive, esp when I needed my sleep for the next day. I choose not to go but had no choice but to hear the concert well after midnight. And I’m not even that close!

    • Anonymous says:

      lame. it’s 2 days and if you can’t handle that then you can move in preparation for the next years. Kaaboo was epic!

      • Anonymous says:

        Go to Toronto…Miami…Spain etc…your drug fueled concert on,y made the local coke dealers richer and two ganja busts?! Wow…speaks volumes for the “money man” here…

  5. Anonymous says:

    Kaaboo was a great event!

    Well done! Especially for the very first one.
    Truly! Despite some acts that I care less about. Will be back next year for sure.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Too late and I also heard it’s going to happen every year for 5 years. Better pack your bags and move to quiet Northside.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Dude, you are in smelling distance of the DUMP but you are concerned about a 2 day festival. Be more concerned about the amount of coke in your neighborhood.

  8. Anonymous says:

    There is no free concert. Hired 24-7 security Thursday through Saturday as have just about every property in the area. As for sound quality. Not that great

  9. Anonymous says:

    Oh dear, I hope they spare some police coverage for the eastern districts because as the saying goes, when the cat is away the mice will play! Governors Harbour not so special any more. First dragon size iguanas, wild dogs and now KAABOO! What a ting!! Sounds like you folks might have to hire more security.

  10. Victor Meldrew says:

    You are getting a free concert, get your beach chair out in the backyard, feet up, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Alternate headline : KAABOO festival goers concerned about whinging residents within a five mile radius of event site.

    • Anonymous says:

      But the Kimpton wants Calico Jacks gone because it’s too noisy for their guests & residents SMH…

      • Anonymous says:

        I keep trying to give this comment additional likes. This is what I thought as I entered the site and noticed the Kimpton in the background. The lesson is Kimpton visitors love noise, but only if it is being made for them, otherwise it hurts their expensive, delicate ears.

        • Anonymous says:

          Neither of you have even a basic understanding of acoustics, do you?

          • Anonymous says:

            the ‘sound swami’ arrives on cue, – anything else to offer to offer sound swami or is that it ?

          • Anonymous says:

            I do. And Calico Jacks barely affects people staying at the Kimpton. I have stayed there and witnessed that myself before they started complaining. I think they just want CJs out of the way in the hope of attracting more patrons to their own, very expensive beach bar.

  12. Anonymous says:

    So far, and it has not yet started, the organisation looks pretty good by Cayman standards! Clear signage everywhere etc. Some people worry about everything. Next will be a complaint that they live near the ETH and there is noise from that 24/7, or they live near the airport and planes land there and are noisy!! Or they live by the sea and when the wind blows the crashing of waves is loud. Its a music festival, for two days. It will be noisy, some people will get drunk, most people will be well behaved and do nothing except listen to Music. Just relax…live and let live and as they say, if there is trouble, call the RCIPS.

  13. tagcayman says:

    “we dont want people to park on our road” wow… just wow

    • Anonymous says:

      The roads are privatley owned and maintain. So they are “our roads”. You can also take your garbage with you after the festival is done.

    • Anonymous says:

      Our beach, our roads !!!

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s a private road, but Gov Harbour Stratas should have pooled and organized their own security teams a year ago.

      • Anonymous says:

        Why would they pay for security? They are not the organizers of this event. They are the people inconvenienced by it.

  14. Anonymous says:

    It is too late. Police already said they will be crawling all over the event. Its 2 days for crying out loud. Stop whining, if the event was taking place in the eastern districts and anyone complained you would be rolling your eyes but because its in your over priced back yard you want to act like a snowflake about it.

    Go to DART’s main office at Camana Bay, ask to speak to Jackie Doak and cry to her and see how far you get. OR cover your entire home in hurricane shutters, buy some rations and lock yourself inside your home until the festival apocalypse is over.

    Wah Wah Wah

  15. Anonymous says:

    At $300 a ticket minimum, this event isn’t going to attract a rowdy crowd.

    • Anonymous says:

      rowdy a**holes are in every economic bracket.

    • Anonymous says:

      because upper society isn’t rowdy? You have no idea!

    • Anonymous says:

      You clearly haven’t been around the rich when they get raucous.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thankfully there are place to go in Cayman where suitably high prices ensure a better ambiance.

    • Anonymous says:

      What about the rich folks? They can get rowdy too.

    • Anonymous says:

      Looks like no locals in attendance in the pictures posted on the other online news site.

      • Anonymous says:

        Lots of locals there

        • Anonymous says:

          Ye! The miserable cheap ones were not there. Which is a win / win. The concert goers have more fun and the moaner get something to moan about.

  16. Anonymous says:

    The moaning NIMBYs are never going to be happy.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I wouldn’t worry, most of the people attending are 50+.
    I mean Bryan Adams, ffs?

    • Anonymous says:

      Most will be home in bed watching TV with a Cuppa’ by 8:30 pm and fall asleep by 9:00.

    • Philip says:

      So Bryan Adams is playing for 2 days straight? , i want my money back as thought i was going to see,Zedd, Flo Rida, Shaggy, Sean Paul,Jason Derula, FFS get a life,

      • Anonymous says:

        Whatever. Keep telling yourself you are one of the special beautiful people and don’t stop pumping that fist.

  18. A says:

    This is the first time I have heard of a music festival of this kind being held in a residential neighborhood. Clearly the organizers did not see it important to offer any compensation to the residents of this area. I would know I live in the area.
    I guess they want to risk next year.

  19. Idina says:

    Let it go.