“What Your Wedding Band Wishes You Knew,” (The Jewish Link, November 17, 2016) says, “People often say the music is too loud.” The bands or the author go on to excuse this by talking about keeping the crowd moving. But does anyone ever complain that the music is not loud enough? If not, then clearly the crowd does not want to be subjected to such loud music, and the decision should be up to the crowd, not the band.
I suggest that we all do what I did when I hired a band for my son’s wedding. Write a clause into the contract saying that if the person hiring the band wants the volume turned down, the band will do so or not get paid.
Emil M Friedman, PhD