What was all that thumping about this weekend? Residents from different corners of Echo Park and Angeleno Heights – Park Drive, Lilac Terrace, Ewing Street – reported hearing an “oontz, oontz, oontz” – beat that left heads and walls throbbing on Friday and Saturday night. Joanna Weissen, in a Twitter post, said:
I thought I was hearing things with all that thumping. Glad I’m not going crazy.
On Friday night, one police officer at the LAPD Northeast Division station said callers could not identify where the beat was coming from. Members of the Echo Elysian Forum blamed everything from a two-night rave at the Shrine Auditorium near USC to Echo Park nightclubs on Sunset Boulevard for what ever was causing things to go bump in the night. The beat might have been annoying but it could have been worse, said one member:
Well, on the glass-half-full side of things, I guess I admit I prefer the dance thump to the sound of gunshots.