Alison (bohemiancoast) wrote,
Alison
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Current social mores: talking at concerts

Poll #839058 I just want to kill one to encourage the others poll

You are watching a live band. Is it acceptable to carry on a conversation in low tones (not whispering) during their set?

Yes.
1(2.8%)
No. What do you take me for?
11(30.6%)
Yes, if it's at a festival.
2(5.6%)
Yes, if the band is incidental entertainment that you're not paying for.
3(8.3%)
Yes, if it's a standing venue.
0(0.0%)
Only if they're bad.
1(2.8%)
Yes, if it's the support band and you're here to see the main act.
0(0.0%)
Yes, if it's the main act and you're the support band's mum (hello Tiny Tin Lady)
0(0.0%)
Something else which I shall explain in comments.
3(8.3%)

OK. So everyone in the room is here to see this particular band, and you paid £18 each. Now should you be chattering?

No, of course not.
29(80.6%)
Yes, why not? Everyone else does.
0(0.0%)
Yes, cos nobody can hear you anyway.
2(5.6%)
Something else I shall mention in comments.
1(2.8%)

Can I brutally murder one of the people talking during the quieter bits of Bellowhead, just to encourage the others?

Go for it.
14(37.8%)
Sadly not.
4(10.8%)
It's too late now.
14(37.8%)
There are quiet bits in Bellowhead?
5(13.5%)

But perhaps you find different things irritating:

People who appear to be trying to video the entire gig on a mobile phone
11(40.7%)
People who dance as if they're suffering from severe muscle spasms
0(0.0%)
People who are sniffy about talking because they're recording the show
3(11.1%)
Something else which I shall explain in comments
0(0.0%)

Clicky thing?

Sticks
5(15.2%)
Coconut shells
20(60.6%)
Hankies
8(24.2%)
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