Are You Serious, Dude? Street Karaoke Is Not What We Want to Hear Down at the Beach in OB

by on April 9, 2018 · 6 comments

in Ocean Beach

Photo by Albert C Elliott

Editordude: Welcome back Albert and Mindy! Once again, ACE, you captured something here – not sure what it is – but something.

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william Dorsett April 9, 2018 at 12:24 pm

So with this situation, like any other busking situation as long as he isn’t breaking the law,(via a noise ordnance or drinking in public), this man has every right to busk in a public area that he can catch passerby’s for tips, and even charge for merchandise related to his performance. Legally he is protected by the first amendment. Now with the amp if he goes over a certain level of noise he can be kicked out over that, but for the most part it is well within his first amendment rights to be there. Look up Artists and Buskers Rights on google to learn more.


OB Mercy April 9, 2018 at 4:38 pm

I don’t even want to hear it in a club, no less my own backyard! UGH!


Val April 10, 2018 at 1:50 pm

This dude is obnoxious.


Janet April 19, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Will is right he is protected by 1st right amendments. It goes with any other acts of expression. Example: playing beach ball, playing music, hanging out, drawing, non profit or religious groups, smoking, skate boarding and etc. People may not like or agree with the expression but it is within his rights as long as he isn’t going over the noise regulations.

I know there are some people that love it too. I say watch his performance first and then see how you feel about it after. If you think its too loud tell him. He can turn it down.


Frank Gormlie April 24, 2018 at 6:10 pm

Janet, did you forget what karaoke is? He’s not doing the singing – it would be drunk tourists or local teens who are too high to care. It’s not about first amendment rights; it’s about common decency and sensitivity to your fellow humans.


DardenKhan Viper Stealth June 7, 2018 at 10:09 am

He really train wrecks Balboa Park too…he blasts art strolling patrons with his karaoke noise for hours on end. It’s funny until you see he is forcing other vendors (like the psychic healer next to him) to pack up and leave early


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