March 2nd, 2021


Everyone's a Critic | OOPS!

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published July 13, 2020

 Everyone's a Critic |  OOPS!

Saxophonist Christian Beck, 50, has been treating his neighbors to two hours of music from his front porch in Sible Hedingham, England, every Saturday during the local coronavirus lockdown.

Passersby would stop and listen, residents of Forest Home care facility nearby were particular fans, and money has been raised for charity through donations people have left. But Beck told the Daily Gazette his Saturday concerts will come to an end on June 13 after a letter from the Braintree Council informed him that an official noise complaint has been lodged against him.

"Playing the saxophone is like a therapy for me ... and it's upsetting to think that someone complained," Beck told the Daily Gazette. "I didn't want to go against anyone so I'm calling it a day." [Daily Gazette, 6/11/2020]

Seniors at Ashley Ridge High School in Dorchester County, South Carolina, were excited about attending their in-person graduation ceremony on June 10. Administrators planned limited proceedings on the field at Swamp Fox Stadium, where students and spectators could spread out in keeping with COVID-19 restrictions.

But as Principal Karen Radcliffe began to introduce the valedictorian and salutatorian, the field's sprinklers switched on, spraying the field and sending people scrambling.

"Everyone started running to the sides to try and avoid getting soaked before getting their diploma!" senior Megan Mowrer told WCBD. [WCBD, 6/10/2020]