Dance Music Festival Rattles Homes Near Texas Motor Speedway

Neighbors complain about thunderous bass

Dozens of people who live near Texas Motor Speedway claim thunderous noise shook their homes late Saturday night.

Something Wonderful, an electronic dance music festival, attracted thousands. The event ended at 1 a.m. Sunday.

"Boom, boom, boom, all night. Our walls were pounding all night long," said Velma Buchanan, a Justin resident. "We thought it was a party or some cars outside in our neighborhood."

Buchanan lives six miles away from Texas Motor Speedway. She and her neighbors complained about the noise on TMS' Facebook page.

"There were neighbors who also got toilet paper on their homes. There were neighbors who experienced streakers outside," Buchanan said. "The had to make sure their children were inside and the doors were locked."

A TMS official told NBC 5 he was "not aware" of neighbors' complaints and directed questions to a music festival spokesperson.

Calls and messages were not returned on Sunday evening.

"The festival was supposed to be in the race track, but in the end it was in the parking lot for some reason," said Ezequiel Mendoza. Mendoza attended Something Wonderful with friends. "There's people who will get out of hand, but there's always going to be that in any crowd."

Neighbors, including Buchanan, said TMS did not warn residents about the excess noise the concert would cause.

"We're hoping TMS and the City of Fort Worth both take responsibility and are held accountable," Buchanan said. "Both should issue a public apology. We want to make sure this never comes to our neighborhood ever again."

According to its website, Something Wonderful made its "sophomore appearance in Dallas-Fort Worth."

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