Best excuse for playing loud music?

Have you ever been told to turn the volume down on you hifi system? What is your best excuse for offending someone else?

The best I have heard came from a friend back in high school. His brother used to play music really loud in his upstairs bedroom. When his mother would ask him to turn it down, he would say, "I can't, I'm recording." His mother bought the excuse every time.
  may neighbor has a dog that barks alot.  We have an unspoken agreement I ignore his dog, he ignores my loud music
The sound of a live orchestra is really not loud at all....just clear, clean, and dynamic
Back in he day my buds would have me play White Zombie with the needles bouncing off 500 watts. It actually sounded good this loud.