18 September, 2016. 14:15
CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT
Local baby boomer, Francis Garvey (66) has already called the police thirteen times this weekend.
The main issue, Francis says, is that she is having trouble watching her favourite reruns of M.A.S.H with the faint thuds of a vibrant live music venue at the end of her street.
“This is not what I signed up for when I decided to retire in an inner-city terrace house” she says.
“Who do they think they are playing music at that level, on a weekend as well. It’s just feral,”
“If you want to listen to live music go to Byron bloody Bay. I’m just waiting for someone to die from getting punched so we can close the place down for good!”
The term Baby boomers is used to describe people born during the demographic post–World War II baby boom, approximately between the years 1946 and 1964. This includes people who are between 51 and 70 years old in 2016.
The Australian chapter of the Baby Boomers have been under fire for attempting to turn the country into a ‘perpetual retirement village’. with members of Generation X and Y citing the lack of nightlife in capital cities and the Boomer-centric property bubble edging them out of the same opportunities offered to their parents.
Luckily for Mrs Garvey, and thousands of other baby boomers, the State Governments across Australia recognise her struggle.
“I guess I am lucky,” she says.
“The police shut down the party and fined the licensee over 30,000 dollars. Rightly so,”
“Now all i’ve got to do is figure out how we are going to get them to move the Indigenous community housing down the street”
“This was not what I had in mind when I bought this place for 11,000 dollars in the eighties.”
“I am a caucasian post-war Australian. I have never made a compromise in my entire life and I’m not going to start now!”