People playing music on public transport

For a long time I thought it was only teenagers who force their environment to listen to whateverkindofmusicitistheylistento on public transport. I’ve meanwhile also come across adults who play (.. different, but equally annoying) loud music on their mobiles on buses and trams. The only difference I have noticed is that some of the latter will put their phones close to (one of) their ears for a “better” listening experience (.. which does not really make any difference for anyone else sitting close to them).


What do YOU do when people play loud music on public transport? – Do you react at all (i.e. ask them to turn the volume down/why they aren’t using headphones/whatever)? Or do you just sit there and wait for the moment you can get off your bus/tram/subway?

4 Comments so far

  1. Phil A (philsblogging) on July 20th, 2008 @ 11:33 am

    Make it a felony to play music on cellphones in public places! Just do it and the world will become a better place. Haha, no just kidding, but what about charging them EUR 40 just like the non-smoking ticket?

  2. Kay (kaykay) on July 20th, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

    I like the idea, but I’m afraid people would argue it was only their phones ringing!

  3. arved on July 21st, 2008 @ 4:47 pm

    Missing Option:

    [x] I wear an ipod, i live in my own world with only good music.

    I don’t care who plays the music, but if it is good music. Unfortunatetly 90% is bad music.

  4. martind on July 23rd, 2008 @ 12:59 pm

    no big deal
    if the music is really loud, why not to ask the person to turn the volume down? (Vienna is missing communication and interaction! People, talk!); if it’s not too loud (doesn’t matter what kind of music it is) well then what the hell, it’s like singing or talking to somebody, u-bahn is not a crematory

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