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Everyone’s Upstairs Neighbors

Everyone’s Upstairs Neighbors


>>Interviewer: So what does being
an upstairs neighbor mean to you?>>David: It means we make sound.>>Julia: People think of
neighborly noise as a nuisance but we think of it as an art form.>>We want the sounds to be different
but completely unrecognizable.>>It just sounds like bowling balls. That can’t be what it is
but that’s what it sounds like, sounds like bowling balls.>>Is it a bowling ball,
is it a metal barrel, you never know because
sometimes we get metal barrels.>>You knew we were twisted though. Julia is a fountain of creativity. She’s a genius. She is so creative. Their ceiling is our stage
and we’re dancing across it.>>Yes.>>It is work, but, you know,
we often take shifts to create the illusion
that nobody here sleeps.>>Mm-hmm.>>I just want them to stop and I want to know
what the hell they’re doing.>>I love to feel your body
all around me.>>Oh, God.>>See, she thinks
that we’re having sex but things aren’t always
what they appear to be.>>Oh, yeah. When we do have sex,
it’s actually very quiet.>>It sounds like a baby the size of
a giant is learning how to walk.>>A floor is but a movie screen
to project the mind’s eye.>>And all of that hard work really
pays off when get to meet our fans.>>There’s lot of noise going on
up here kind of sounds like–>>Sounds tough.>>Yeah. Thank you so much.>>Yep, yep be well.>>Thank you.>>You know, some people might say
what we do is passive-aggressive.>>Thank you.>>Thank you.

100 thoughts on “Everyone’s Upstairs Neighbors

  1. Due to cheap construction materials, we have a problem with stomping neighbors from downstairs! Yeah, right below us! Strange you say, well think again!

    We confronted them and they actually came in our apartment and tested our claims.
    One of them was in our apartment (on the phone with the other) and the other in theirs and just walking around – "normal walking" as they say.
    It turned out, even though they were 100% sure that we won't hear anything during the test, that their "normal walking" was actually a big banging noise like hammering noise.

    But at the end, they still continued to do this from 22pm to 1am (sometimes 2am) and from 5 am to 6 am. Freaking schedule, right!? However during the day and in the afternoon right up until 22pm everything is very quite forcing us to change our schedule and sleep for few hours during the night and for few hours in the afternoon which for us is impossible!
    So, we are moving out as soon as the rental agreement is done (hopefully earlier)!

  2. Or the neighbor who is an artist and stands in certain spots that have very loud and squeaky boards and rocks in one place while they contemplate their next brush stroke… at 3am!

  3. "It takes alot of work…We often take shifts to create the illusion that nobody here sleeps" ๐Ÿ‘

  4. I honestly wish I could plant a camera in their apartment for just one day. My upstairs neighbour seems to have a few squatters and none of them ever stops walking. I imagine their furniture must be in the most pristine condition smh

  5. I used to live above a young woman who slept on a pull out sofa-bed that had that unmistakeable screechy, hard wooden sound and she would moan in a monotone manner wile her bf pounded the shit outta that sofa. But my favourite was the mentally ill older man living next to her, he had waged a war on her with long letters that he posted in the stair house for everyone's' amusement.
    One night he got into a psychosis or something and screamed with a shrill, high pitched voice and threw bottles out the window but I forgave him since we were common enemies of the girl with the pullout sofa.
    Little did she know the apartment was cursed, an elderly alcoholic woman had died in there prior to her moving in. She got kicked out when one of her boyfriends broke the balcony door in the middle of the night.

    Life in the ghetto is never boring

  6. i have some of those neighbours, their noises have been going on for a few years now. Recently, the flat above them was rented by even louder people. The noises still piss me off, but its a nice feeling to know that my upstairs neighbours got their own upstairs neighbours now : )

  7. Omg this could not be more true. Im in 15 yrs of renting i only once made the mistake of living underneath someone. The first 3 weeks no joke, i thought they were remodeling the apartment above me. Turns out NO, i just had the fattest, loudest neihhbors of all time, T ALL TIMES OF THE NIGHT AND DAY. I just wanted to know what they possibly were doing tjat made me think it was actual construction work!!!

  8. For the LOVE OF GOD, PLEASE STOP WEARING YOUR FUCKING HEELS INDOORS. WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU WANT/NEED TO DO THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE? HIGH HEELS ARE FOR OUTDOORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. I live in Germany. A German guy upstairs is always listening to music extremely loud until the middle of night. Sometimes, he wakes up at 3 AM and turns on music. Once I went upstairs and ringed the doorbell but he did not show himself. Then I started to bang the door hard. Then other neighbors came out. How would you deal with a man like this German guy?

  10. One of my new favorites from the people upstairs is WTF are you constantly opening an closing the cabinet doors over and over again for over an hour straight.

  11. DO NOT FUCKING RUN INDOORS. Unless there's a fire of some sort, which is statistically unlikely to occur seven or eight times during a day.

  12. Are you kidding me?!?!? Is this their full time job!?!?!?? To be obnoxious asses!?!?!!! I would be calling the cops every few minutes until they are thrown out. This is why when I did live in apt. I was at the top floor always. I was respectful and quiet. Hell I was always at work or asleep. Be respectful of those around you.

  13. Apartment living was not this bad until more children moved in because parents can't afford a house. Now more and more people with children are moving in….smh ๐Ÿ˜’

  14. My downstairs neighbours love to bang heavy objects around in the morning in the room directly below where I sleep.

  15. I'm SO GOOPED RIGHT NOWWWWW!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    what the fuck are my upstairs neighbors DOINGGGGGGG!!!!!??!?!!??!?!!? at 4 fucking AM they're stomping furniture across the floor, and dropping beachballs FULL OF LIQUIDS repeatedly! for an hour! and then DRILLING holes into STONE with a low battery on a power drill and then hammering oranges into shoes!

  16. Had an upstairs neighbor for two years never saw the person. But I became convinced he was building a Viking Longboat in his apartment. Only at night though.

  17. pretty accurate except mine throws up in the toilet all the time then fills up the bathtub really full, gets in and splashes water everywhere so that it drips down thru the floor into my bathtub. for a really long time. ANd she stomps everywhere.

  18. My upstairs neighbor loved to vacuum at 5AM and use there super special fruit blender 2 then move furniture … and hang up pictures!!! I mean what the actual fuck !!

  19. To those of you who llike to blast your stereo at ungodly hours…don't be dumb enough do that when you're on a bottom floor. You will have shit dropped on your ceiling.

  20. I have new neighbors and now I have a mysterious tapping sound on my ceiling 24/7 in 20-50second intervals… wtf

  21. my bullets are your cellings nightmare
    untill my bullets penetrate through to your flesh till you don't make your talented noises anymore.๐Ÿ‘Œ

  22. I'd rather have normal families around me …
    then these vulgar drunk idiots.
    ever hear someone listening to you?
    one below me..one beside me.
    crackpots…their new ..again. they knock for no reason. to tell me stories that are lies….I'm 54 I'm not agreeing with that…always .begging for everything .๐Ÿ˜’as I'm leaving and returning it's them and now many guest asking me , you got a cigarette ?…I didn't check my mail for 4 months…not scared but I just can't be bothered with their every lunatic moment…1 accused me of wanting him sexually…said I was sitting in his lap just rubbing his head.๐Ÿค’. ..he tried to hug me once, twice..I said , 'DON'T EVER TOUCH ME!!! ๐Ÿ”ช" he tells me what he heard me do..๐Ÿ˜ท.he said I rub my feet across the floor when I walk.๐Ÿ˜ซuhmm that would be me sweeping the floor..shit like that !!
    the 1 beside me says, " you ever notice when I go to the bathroom you go to the bathroom.๐Ÿค’..? she says I know cause I can hear you ๐Ÿค•. once she knocked on my door and says, "I want to thank you for beating up my sister…" 1 problem here .I have no idea who your sister is..wtf !!! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ…you haven't lived till you go into the bathroom and you can hear listening from the other side..I'm sitting in my living room..I can hear this old drunk MF…listening to me…I tip toe to the bathroom..try not to breath..pee really quiet๐Ÿ˜Œ then tip toe back to my spot where I try not to move..๐Ÿ˜Œ

  23. Spot on, it's incredible. I've got a disorganized red-head who can't seem to start the day before 10pm.

  24. i actually live on the top floor, but the neighbors we share a wall with has a toddler who runs/jumps/stomps constantly and IT VIBRATES MY SOFA!!!! Like…vibrates. WTF??? Does anyone know anything that I can put under our sofa to make the infernal vibrating stop??!! Help

  25. I moved in less than a month ago. My upstairs neighbors are constantly stomping. I think they have a toddler and this kid runs around as well. I would hit the ceiling with a stick if it gets too unbearable and they would slow down, then bam! I feel like they are waiting for me to hit the ceiling to stop? They would usually start around 10am, stops for about 30 mins every 2 to 3 hours until…. midnight or like 3am. I actually woke up from my sleep at 2am and had to slam the wall. I have a white noise machine…. well, that helps but I still hear them. I really don't want to file a complaint, but damn!!! why am I paying rent if I can't even enjoy taking a nap or SLEEPING at night!

  26. I've been a downstairs neighbor to a very inconsiderate and rude couple of 12 months. Noises like in this video. Both polite requests and official warnings were always met with opposition and childish retaliation. This afternoon I signed the paperwork to move into my new top floor apartment which became available ABOVE this couple. The time for revenge is at hand!

  27. I once lived in a building with section 8 housing (i was market value)…so basically the worst possible noise you could get. The key was to fire back with a heavy subwoofer and surround sound system pumping out anything from heavy trap music to straight up hardcore porn. Thank god I moved out!

  28. a baby the size of a giant is learning to walk๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚dead asa

  29. my upstairs neighbor are annoying and fuck like bunnies. one day I hope they get stuck on eachother like dogs.
    fucking asssholes

  30. Fucking hate my upstairs neighbor, such a skank, with a different guy every week and have to deal with bed shaking and horrible moaning every night at 3-5 am

  31. I mean they do know that somebody might be trying to concentrate on doing things right? And the noises they are making are causing commotion

  32. Everyone who has problems with upstairs neigbours let me tell ya this, i have very loud upstairs neigbours which are a mother her son and the mothers boyfriend (the parents are divorced) and the kid just keeps jumping all the time so i told her if he wants to jump take him outside he wont disturb anyone there and she never listens (im 16 and i know this) so i started vaccuming the ceiling and suddenly they stopped jumping up and down and changing their furniture positioning

  33. I just assume my upstairs neighbors have kids or they fuck like savages because I can't explain the loud erratic noise at night.

  34. My upstairs neighbours are the f-ing mice scurrying around in my attic, but now one of them seems to have migrated into the same room and keeps rustling my carrier bags.

  35. In real life, after a few hours, your donwstair neighbor knocking your door with a rifle and you and your wife you are under the ground and your neighbor in the jail. Major crimes had happened for less noisy neighbors!

  36. This video only pissed me off even more than I already am. Seriously my neighbor upstairs is a stalker! He stomps on the floor, follows me from room to room. How the heck does he know where I am in my apt????? The creep actually put a fiber optic camera down the f**king Wall and into my bathroom!! who does this crap? I've called the police on him for stomping in the shower with shoes on, while I'm taking a shower!! I reported the camera incident to the police and to the apt manager. It went on deaf ears. I've reported him to the manager over 25 times…. they do Nothing. Mysterious holes have appeared in my ceiling, for no reason at all. I didn't put them there, my husband didn't put them there. I called mgmt Again and they just sent maintenance to cover the holes. Just the other day I found more mysterious holes in my wall and ceiling in the living room, they were not there an hour before. I walk around once or twice a week with a broom to clean up any spider webs.
    It's really clean, so I notice things out of place or things that were not there before. I tried to brush it all off as coincidence that he was following me from room to room, but my husband and tested him. I was at my dining table putting a puzzle together and literally the Second I turned around, there was a reaction upstairs and he ran down the hall to the bathroom, he didn't use the toilet, sink or shower. We went back to the kitchen and did it over and over. We think he is crazy. He doesn't work, he barely sleeps, he doesn't leave his apt. How do I know? I work from home, so I am home all the time. If one of us turns over in bed for comfort, the jerk upstairs jumps out of bed and runs to the bathroom, doesn't use the sink toilet or shower and just goes back to bed. He does this about 20 times a night. I could write a book on how much of a creep he is. I'm moving out and Never Ever will I have upstairs neighbors Ever again. I know this video was meant to be a satire but it really hit home.

  37. If I was your downstairs neighbor I would have my 1000 watt home theater system cranked until you are going to have a nervous breakdown I don't think you would like to meet me you stupid fucks

  38. Iโ€™m upstairs and treat my floor as a minefield in the evening but the 1970s trusses be like: CREAAAKKKKK

  39. I swear idk what tf the people upstairs be doing. Like its like theyre moving funiture all throughout the day, what thr fuck is so important to move at 3 am?

  40. I must have been the only person in my previous building who actually cared if I made noise. The other idiots who lived there sure as fuck didn't. Putting the stereo on full at 3 in the morning… People like that must surely be intellectually deficient.

  41. The most important part was left out…The football tackling dummies that you have to practice on near the bedroom hallway for 1 hour every morning at 6am like clockwork.

  42. The furniture moving thing has happened to me in hotels. I mean wth? You go on vacations to the beach and you spend your time moving furniture? And no it wasn't hotel staff, people are just weird and annoying.

  43. The phrase "noise annoys" comes to mind. It doesn't matter what you do if someone can hear it, it's going to annoy them.
    No one can control every noise that happens but simple things like

    Do washing at normal hours so the machine doesn't vibrate like the devil shaking the walls at 2 am.
    You don't need to scream when having sex, just heavy breathing works fine. Women are notorious for this, men just tend to grunt a bit. Use gags if you have to i don't care.
    Just never have kids, it sounds like child abuse when you're playing with them in an ordinary game of hide and seek or something. This is why the neighbours make phone calls to the police about it, because they have no context for the sound they hear.

    Old buildings are worse for bad design in sound than modern ones.
    A lot of old buildings are converted in weird ways which mean bedrooms in different flats share a wall, this is bad for all sorts of reasons. Like if one person can't sleep then no one will.

    I used to have to sleep in my living room cos I could hear snoring from the neighbour, on the floor. Actually good for my back but still. Not great.
    Noise cancelling headphones can help, wish I knew about them when I was renting.

  44. I'm watching this video as my upstairs neighbors are dragging something that sounds like bowling balls above me. I want to give this video a dislike so much but that'd be wrong.

  45. My neighbors like to do exercise routines weekdays at 1 a.m. I'm talking jumping jacks, sprinting, and something I can only assume is running between 2 dumbbells, lifting them, and then dropping them on the floor.

  46. You forgot about the toddler who loudly cries at 4am EVERY SINGLE MORNING. After several weeks of this I finally spoke to my upstairs neighbours asking if their kid was okay. They told me they don't even have a kid!

  47. My upstairs neighbor last year sounded like they were doing cannon balls off their bed straight onto the floor starting at 3 AM until 6 AM. I get anxiety just thinking about that dark time.

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