"Our grounds, where the waterfall is currently, was going to be an open amphitheater, kind of like the Hollywood Bowl or Red Rock in Denver or something to that effect, but it never materialized, mostly because of the neighbors and sound ordinances," he said.
Indeed, music has sound, which proves to be a challenge for people who like quiet.
It's no secret that local nightclubs have made significant, ongoing investments to keep their neighbors happy: Mozambique, Marine Room, White House, Hennessey's and the now-closed Royal Hawaiian.
In many cases, however, it is working. Mozambique has recently brought in marquee diverse talent like Macy Gray, George Clinton, Bill Medley, the English Beat and members of the Rolling Stones. Marine Room showcases strong, emerging independent artists, anchored by the very popular local band, The Missiles of October.