If you like'd like to belt out a tune, you'd better not be outside in Sullivan's Island in South Carolina. There, singing or even whistling in public can get you a $500 fine:
The town of Sullivan's Island has proposed an ordinance that would make it illegal to belt out show tunes, pop songs, or any musical notes, for that matter, if they disturb the peace.
"I haven't had one islander complain about it," said Andy Benke, the town administrator. "There are places where you can go and be loud and vociferous. Sullivan's Island is not one of them."
"We want you to have a good time but in the same sense we want you to act respectful and if you don't we have a tool to deal with it," Benke added.
That tool would be a ticket from a police officer for a maximum fine of $500. And the ban isn't just for singing.
The measure reads as follows:
"It shall be unlawful for any person to yell, shout, hoot, whistle, or sing on the public streets, particularly between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. or at any time or place so as to annoy or disturb the comfort, or repose of persons in any office, or in any dwelling, or other type of residence, or of any persons in the vicinity."