The first ever Something Wonderful at the Cotton Bowl ended up getting canceled last year due to bad weather. This year, the festival made a new home at the Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, Texas. The single day, three-stage festival lasted until 1 AM. Artists included Tiesto, Dada Life, Markus Schulz, Borgore, and many more.
Some home owners surrounding TMS claimed that their houses shook from the loud noise. Velma Buchanan lives six miles from the speedway in Justin, Texas. She was clearly upset about Something Wonderful in a recent NBC5DFW interview. Buchanan made these statements:
“Boom, boom, boom, all night. Our walls were pounding all night long.”
“There were neighbors who also got toilet paper on their homes. There were neighbors who experienced streakers outside.”
“This is a safe area, these are wholesome families that live here.”
“We’re hoping TMS and the City of Fort Worth both take responsibility and are held accountable. Both should issue a public apology. We want to make sure this never comes to our neighborhood ever again.”
Neighbors say the TMS didn’t warn the community about excess noise and the volume of people in attendance. A TMS official told NBC5 that he was “not aware” of the neighbors’ complaints. He then directed all further questions to a music festival spokesperson. Phone calls and messages were not returned the next day.
Ezequiel Mendoza attended Something Wonderful with friends. He said, “The festival was supposed to be in the race track, but in the end it was in the parking lot for some reason.”
We hope Something Wonderful returns to the Texas Motor Speedway. It’s great venue. Who knows, maybe the festival will be inside the speedway next year. You know, to help insulate all of that “noise…”
Watch the NBC5DFW report on Something Wonderful below.