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Weather phenomenon causes Beyoncé concert to be heard for miles

Weather Phenomenon Causes Beyoncé Concert to Be Heard For Miles

Even mother nature seems to be a fan of Beyonce! A weather phenomenon meant her live concert could be heard by the multitudes - or, at least a good part of San Francisco.



Both the operators of the city hotline and the San Francisco Giants say they were flooded with complaints during Beyonce and Jay Z's concert at AT&T park, which could apparently be heard for miles in every direction.

And as Twitter users noted, the sound wasn't just audible, it was deafening - described as loud and clear from people three miles away.

One user even diagrammed what he called the volume's "blast radius," which turns out was caused by a weather phenomenon called an inversion layer.

According to an acoustic engineer, the sound rises from surface cool air, bounces off a ceiling of unseasonably warm air, and heads back to the surface, giving millions a free concert right in their backyards, front steps and living rooms.

Depending on whether you love or hate Beyonce, this was either exhilarating or exasperating.

But when Beyonce's voice booms from the heavens, should we really question it? We think we're supposed to just bow down.

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cbstinc August 08 2014 at 11:13 AM

I would not pay a penny to go and see this idiots.

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Meh... cbstinc August 08 2014 at 11:23 AM

LOL why pay when you can hear it for free with an inversion layer.

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steel4cal August 08 2014 at 12:00 PM

Bad music travels fast.
I'm sorry for even calling it music.

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Sean Daniels steel4cal August 08 2014 at 12:30 PM

you should be ashamed !! LOL

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Buckingham's August 08 2014 at 12:11 PM

What's with the fish net panties over her head? Bwahahahahahahaha

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TR by ML Neal... Buckingham's August 09 2014 at 2:32 AM

Fire the wardrobe people....but what do you expect. I've never seen a "good" concert wardrobe. Yikes!

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hahudz August 08 2014 at 12:28 PM

ha....blame it on the weather........

why do rockers and most musicians (except symphony orchestras), think they need head-cracking, deafening volume? Utter stupidity. Noise pollution of the worst kind.

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Carol August 08 2014 at 1:28 PM

The neighbors might have been able to hear her sing, but could they see her grabbing at her crotch? Now that's money well spent.
(disgusting)

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TR by ML Neal... Carol August 09 2014 at 2:33 AM

Does she have any other "dance" and use the word loosely...."dance" moves?

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raddison4x August 08 2014 at 1:57 PM

what's with the Burka look? These two seem to hate America. Maybe it is time for them to move on. I hear Iran is nice this time of year.

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HELLO CHARLYEE August 08 2014 at 12:37 PM

What's with that outfit?

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Carol HELLO CHARLYEE August 08 2014 at 7:17 PM

Right? More money than you can shake a stick at, and could be wearing truly beautiful things, yet chooses THAT. Money can't buy class.

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TR by ML Neal... HELLO CHARLYEE August 09 2014 at 2:33 AM

All are tacky looking to me.

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Kay August 08 2014 at 1:56 PM

Guess using the weather as an excuse is good this time, but I'll just bet someone from the team was told to crank the volume. These people think they are so special.

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Kate August 08 2014 at 12:28 PM

While a lot of people probably didn't mind at all, parents of small children must have been pretty upset.

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TR by ML Neal... Kate August 09 2014 at 2:34 AM

Parents are adult children were upset too.

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billcdaly August 08 2014 at 11:57 AM

Great excuse for music being too loud.

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Kate billcdaly August 08 2014 at 12:32 PM

Concerts are always loud, but you don't hear them three miles away unless something is going on. Something WAS going on.

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hahudz billcdaly August 08 2014 at 1:51 PM

phony excuse.

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