The Saturday before this past one was the the second night of spring break and my band felt like doing something both fun and productive. We decided to practice outside. We thought, "We know everyone in the neighborhood, it will be cool and nobody will get angry." Well, we proceeded to bust out the equipment. Since it was 9 oclock we only used our 15 watt amps and for the drums; the bass, high hat, and snare. We were having a nice (fairly mellow) jam going with a big group of the neighborhood kids out and a good amount of adults as well when a police officer drives up. Now, I live in a nice suburb where nothing ever happens and everyone knows and likes everyone else. Except for this one family accross the street. I think they are spies. They never come out of their house except to go to work and to walk their dogs. They yell at all the kids constantly for stupid things that all parents know are just kid foibles. This is the family that wont even open their doors to buy girl scout cookies. Anyway, the officer (who was very friendly about the occurance) told us that "someone" called to complain about drums, and just the drums mind you, and being the nice teenagers we are, we stopped. All the adults in the "audience" and the rest of the neighborhood did not care that we were playing, and some actually enjoyed it. No other people would have complained but this couple of international spies selling our great American secrets to evil foreign countries like Lichtenstein. I am sorry about this rant, but I am kind of angered. I know, some people dont appreciate noise, especially a rock band at 9 at night, but they could have at least had the courtesy to come out themselves and ask us to stop. We would have. But no, they had to call the police right away. Tell me if im wrong to want a direct request to stop before the police to come. I dont think i am.