WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children’s songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping in a city park.
West Palm Beach parks and recreation director Leah Rockwell tells the Palm Beach Post they’re trying to discourage people from camping out along the glass-walled Lake Pavilion. She says the pavilion rakes in some $240,000 annually from events.
The loop of “Baby Shark” and “Raining Tacos” is a temporary fix to keep homeless people off the patio. Rockwell says the city wants to formalize hours for the park, which should make trespassing laws easier to enforce.
Illaya Champion tells the Post “it’s wrong” to chase people away with music. He says he’ll still sleep there, but “it’s on and on, the same songs.”
Nooo, that would drive anyone freakin crazy ! I had to survive the baby shark faze and it was torture. I would leave any area too.
I fortunately have never heard Raining Tacos until I listened to it before writing this. Less than a minute into it I was annoyed yet want tacos. Mixed the two songs together and you got a line of annoyed homeless people craving Taco Bell.
If I may make some suggestions. Wannbe by the Spice Girls is obnoxious. Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus can drive people nuts. Or just literally anything by Bjork.
Go ahead. try and sit theough the whole song, I dare ya!
I knew you couldn’t last !