PHOTOS: Recapping day 1 of SnowGlobe 2018 in South Lake Tahoe |

PHOTOS: Recapping day 1 of SnowGlobe 2018 in South Lake Tahoe

The eight annual SnowGlobe music festival got underway Saturday.

A large crowd of approximately 20,000 people packed the community playfields in South Lake Tahoe.

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department reported that the first day was perhaps the smoothest single day for SnowGlobe in its history, per a press release from the city.

There were no significant problems or issues, and only one arrest was made during the event’s first day — 12 less than the opening day in 2017, according to the city.

The event’s medical services crew treated 23 patients at their on-site facility for various issues, which also marked a sharp decrease from the first day in 2017 when 56 patients were treated.  Saturday was the fewest number of patients treated in one day at SnowGlobe, according to the city.

Organizers and city staff conducted continuous sound monitoring at the perimeter of the event venue. Most of the readings were in the 70-85 decibel range, which are within stipulated permit requirements.

There were a total of 33 complaints, from 24 different individuals, to the city’s telephone hotline and online complaint system. Twenty-nine of the complaints were associated with noise. City staff responded to all complaints with return phone calls and/or in-person visits, according to the press release.

The 29 noise complaints is a slightly higher number than the first day of the 2017 event, when 25 noise complaints were received.

Organizers are working to make adjustments with the goal of reducing noise impacts on nearby neighborhood residential neighborhoods.

Day 2 is currently underway, with performances from 2-10 p.m.

To report concerns about SnowGlobe, call 530-542-6001 or submit an online complaint here.

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