outside our tent last night we heard, in addition to the usual mumur of traffic, the sounds of shouting, screaming, obscenities, whistling, and barking in the evening air. sounding like a riot in progress, the volume ranged from faint to about a block away. the one sound we never heard was a police siren.
the noise continued until late in the night, and didn't let up until moning. we never did find out exactly what the source of the noise was. we left tennant creek and started driving north shortly after dawn.