Police Lines "Flooded" With Noise Complaints During Coliseum "Electronic Dance Show"

Dance show turns into a noise nightmare for locals near the Coliseum.

By Chris Roberts
|  Monday, Oct 1, 2012  |  Updated 10:39 AM PDT
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Dance Show Turns Into Noise Nightmare At Coliseum

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OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 10: Fans enter the stadium before the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics play on Opening Day on April 10, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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The beat went on and on -- so the police were called again and again.

An electronic music/dance show at the O.co Coliseum on Saturday night flooded local police dispatchers with citizen complaints, according to reports.

"Beyond Wonderland" was scheduled to run from 6 p.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Bay Area News Group. But by 11:30 p.m., area residents' patience had worn thin -- as had the San Leandro Police Department's dispatcher.

By then, the city's 911 system was "overwhelmed," according to the newspaper, and callers were directed to phone the Oakland Police Department.

Oakland cops received "hundreds" of calls, according to a police spokesman.

On Sunday, city and county officials issued an apology for the noise. The noise was blamed on a poor audio setup and poor procedures.

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