Instead, the 33-year-old advertising creative from Hackney, London, chose the passive aggressive route.
Compiling notes on each ear-shattering performance, he pinned his assessment on the communal notice board at his block of converted warehouse-style flats and uploaded a photo to Twitter.
Beale's stinging observations, several of which would have made Simon Cowell proud, were immediately retweeted several hundred times.
Mr Beale wrote: “Your terrace faces 115 windows so you really did have the perfect stage.
“I’m sure you’re keen to hear our verdict.”
He went on to rank each of their songs out of 10, giving his neighbors’ rendition of Pinball Wizard just three out of 10 and branding it “terrible.”
The only performance to receive a modicum of praise was Elton John's Tiny Dancer, to which Beale commented,
“I’ve always said it: if you’re going to be woken up after 2 hours’ sleep, it might as well be to a herd of morons screaming ‘Tiny Dancer’.”
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