There are worse things to complain about than live music you can hear from your house until 10pm on a weekend.
I attended my first One Love festival this year and being a sucker for live music and concerts; I loved every moment of it.
The sun was out, the music and performances were impressive, and ultimately, it was a fun event with a good atmosphere and a positive vibe.
The two-day reggae festival drew a crowd of about 19,000 people at the Tauranga Domain on Saturday and Sunday and what I saw was thousands of people enjoying themselves, dancing along to the music and celebrating each performance.
Although thousands of people came to the city for specifically for this event, it's obviously not everyone's cup of tea. Read more here.
According to the Tauranga City Council, a total of 56 noise complaints were received over the weekend relating to the One Love festival because it had dampened their lifestyle.
I can appreciate people like to live their lifestyles as they wish but in my opinion, there are worse things in life to complain about than loud music until 10pm.
In the bigger scheme of things, this event attracts thousands to the city. People come to Tauranga and spend their money at the event, in shops and in the community - and that's a good thing for Tauranga.
Imagine if we didn't have this event in our city.
Sure, we'd probably survive given there are plenty of events that come, but we should support events - all of them whether we are into the music, the sports or the different types of entertainment on offer, and embrace them.
You don't have to go to them, but maybe tolerate them for one day or weekend of the year.
It's great that we attract so many events and activities in our city because we live in a fantastic pocket of the country, so we shouldn't be too surprised when others want to get in on it as well.