They have put a ban on the subwoofed – amped – nightclub on wheels we all once knew as the “bus”.
They’ve also taken away sound systems from taxi’s and most cars are now being fined if they are in possesion of a “loud” in-car sound system. It doesn’t stop local retailers from heavily promoting the “NEW JBL SPEAKERS FROM THE U.S.A! GET IT, FOR YOUR CAR NOW AND SHOW OFF TO YOUR FAMILY FROM OVERSEAS” thats no joke, thats the ad in its entirety. *smiles*
I miss the noise, I agree that some of the buses were loud and my ear drums were so sore they started to cry, but in respect to the elderly who used to catch the bus with the volumes that we were accustomed to, its a welcome relief.
I still miss it though, Music. In all its variety, all in one place at both markets in Apia.
A sad loss.
*goes for a smoke, and moment of silence*