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Turn the music down at wedding receptions

For years, deejay music at weddings has been intolerably loud. The cocktail hour and dinner are fine, but then the volume keeps getting cranked up and up. Even at the farthest table, you have to shout to converse or else not talk at all. Ear plugs are a must.

Dancing is important to the celebration, and loud music adds to the experience. However, “loud” should not mean head-crushing loudness that ruins the enjoyment of others.

The deejays have probably lost much of their hearing, so it should be up to the wedding couple to insist on a reasonable loudness level.

Currently the only options for the non-dancers are to play with their cellphones or go home early.

Mike Barsottelli

Elma