Officials from the City of Oakland and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum have issued a joint apology for the disturbance created by Saturday night's Beyond Wonderland music event at the Coliseum, the Bay Area News Group reported.
Officials apologized for the "discomfort and inconvenience" to area residents. They also promised to work with nearby cities in planning future musical events, the article said.
The event prompted hundreds of phone calls to San Leandro, Alameda and Oakland police departments from residents disturbed by noise from the event, which ran from 6 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday.
In San Leandro, authorities issued an alert issued at 11:26 pm Saturday night begging citizens not to flood its 911 lines.
Mayor Stephen Cassidy told Patch Sunday that he had called Oakland Mayor Jean Quan about the incident while the concert was going on. Though he hadn't gotten through he said he planned to follow up.
The concert disturbed San Leandro residents from the Marina to Bayovista, and a Patch story about the incident drew dozens of comments.
"I live right by the San Leandro Community Center at Stenzel Park (Wicks and Manor) and I could hear it. Very annoying," one reader wrote.
But not everyone was irate.
"Awesome concert," Carlos Ja wrote on the San Leandro Patch Facebook page. "Wish we could have a venue here in town to have concerts, maybe in the Marina."
Do you think Oakland and the Coliseum will prevent this from happening again? Would you like to see a concern venue in San Leandro?