Of all Wales's great cities, few are as lively as Cardiff. A rich cultural scene, some boisterous sporting clans and a buzzing nightlife make it a haven for young things looking for thrills. For all its problems, it is never lacking energy.
And excitingly enough, things are only looking to get livlier. Koko Gorilaz, a Cathays bar popular with the city's bright and beautiful university students, has applied for the right to play amplified music and serve drinks until 3am.
And on the other end of the spectrum, The Wales Ramblers' Association have protested plans to gate off troublesome alleyways in the Llanrumney area. One way or another, cultural pursuits in Cardiff are flourishing.
But the pursuit of pleasure, innocent or not, must also give way to the needs of one's neighbours. The Koko Gorilaz application, made in an area already harried by the presence of loud, drunken students, has understandably caused uproar among residents.
It is a similar case in Llanrumney, where the alleys have played refuge for youngsters with pellet guns for the past two years.
These cries must be heard. Elderly residents who have worked all their lives do not deserve to be woken debauched twenty - sometimes for the sake of an extra pint or two, and Llanrumney's families should not see their windows shattered by pellets with no chance to stop this.
Killjoys are never fun, but nor are angry, fragmented communities. Cardiff's citizens, young and old alike, should be urged to respect the lives of others, and the council should support this.