A Langford resident protests construction noise at 7 a.m. by playing music. (Elana Spilberg-Biranbaum/Facebook)

Langford resident protests construction noise with rock music

Resident played rock on and off for about four hours

With construction booming in the West Shore, it’s no surprise that every once in a while crews will be up bright and early getting the job done.

But one Langford resident has found a unique way of protesting early-morning construction noise – by playing rock music on the street on Monday.

“It was in protest to the construction starting too early. It was one of those things where ‘if you make that kind of noise, I’m going to make this kind of noise’,” said Elana Biranbaum, neighbour and owner of The Learning Nook Junior Kindergarten across the street. “It ended turning into this fun, friendly jam session in the morning.”

When construction started at 7 a.m., Biranbaum saw her neighbour Josh setting up his drum set and guitar on his front lawn, and initially thought he was posting it for sale. That’s when he started rocking out, playing original music on and off for about four hours.

Despite the protest, Biranbaum said most people in the neighbourhood enjoyed the usual start to the work week. She noted the flaggers and the kids in her care were dancing along to the music as well.

“If every Monday morning started like this, I would be one happy camper,” Biranbaum laughed. “I hope he gets some fame out of all of this.”


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

kendra.wong@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

Tent city campers prepare to leave Uplands Park

Vehicle access remains restricted at Cattle Point

A year in tent city: Timeline of Camp Namegans

Since September 2017, Victoria’s homeless camp has set up in more than 20 locations

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Oak Bay police ‘patient’ but ready to make arrests if campers don’t leave

Vehicle access restricted to waterfront segment of Uplands Park

Four-sailing wait at BC Ferries Swartz Bay terminal

Full vessels create long waits on Friday afternoon

Singer k.d. lang receives Alberta’s highest honour

Celebrated singer-songwriter k.d. lang received the Alberta Order of Excellence in Edmonton

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for Oct. 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Do you support amalgamation for communities in the Capital Region?

Residents in Victoria and Saanich will be voting on Oct. 20 on… Continue reading

‘Mom, I’m in trouble:’ Canadian faces 10 years for alleged graffiti

Brittney Schneider, another tourist caught spraying message on walls of Tha Pae Gate in Thailand

Feds consulting on national anti-racism strategy behind closed doors

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says people still face systemic racism in some communities

Enbridge aims for mid-November to finish B.C. pipeline repair after blast

A natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned near Prince George caused an explosion and fireball

How to get government cheques if Canada Post staff go on strike

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said members could go on rotating strikes as early as Monday

Anti-SOGI school trustee files defamation lawsuit against BCTF president

Barry Neufeld says Glen Hansman’s words caused him “indignity,” “personal harassment,” and “anxiety”

Most Read