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Rules on how to behave in the theatre


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#181 puppytreats

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:48 AM

Does that mean we get a picture of Christian in his party clothes?

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 11:46 AM

Does that mean we get a picture of Christian in his party clothes?


Yes, indeed..!! Posted Image

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:11 PM

Ok, so last Saturday I had the pleasure to assist to a theater performance that bore partial nudity-(bare breasts)-to an audience that included wonderfully behaved children and non surprised teens-(there was not previous announcing of the nudity item), zero wrappers, zero cell phones and complete silence during the whole time. I was almost in tears of joy!

Edited to add: The performance took place 90 miles south of Miami, BTW...

#184 Birdsall

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 05:05 AM

Were you in the Everglades????? LOL

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:26 AM

Were you in the Everglades????? LOL


Way more down south, BB...Posted Image

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:07 AM


Were you in the Everglades????? LOL


Way more down south, BB...Posted Image


pitchforks, fires, south

#187 Birdsall

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:09 AM

Somewhere in the Keys?

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:05 PM

Somewhere in the Keys?


Even more south..! Posted Image

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:14 PM




Were you in the Everglades????? LOL


Way more down south, BB...Posted Image


pitchforks, fires, south


Mooooooore south! -(hint-hint..Posted Image )


in a pineapple under the sea

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 01:09 AM

Meanwhile, back in the USA Posted Image , earlier this week the New York Philharmonic was called to a halt mid-Mahler when a persistent ring tone (coming from the first row) would not quit. Bravo, Maestro Gilbert! Posted Image

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:34 PM

Yes, I caught this on the national news, and though my step-father didn't understand stopping the performance, I TOTALLY agreed with the maestro's action/reaction -- and feel the offender should have also reimbursed the management for having to pay the orchestra's overtime due to the delay s/he caused with an offensive phone.

My mother also reminded me of the time the Kirov came to town and during the most poignant momemts of the White Swan pdd, the idiot theater ushers allowed an entire group of late-comers to return to their seats -- very noisily too!--which both blocked the views of all above/behind them, and distracted everyone else! Horrible!

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:25 AM

The follow-up story was published in the New York Times;


Actually, Patron X said he had no idea he was the culprit. He said his company replaced his BlackBerry with an iPhone the day before the concert. He said he made sure to turn it off before the concert, not realizing that the alarm clock had accidentally been set and would sound even if the phone was in silent mode.

“I didn’t even know phones came with alarms,” the man said.

But as Mr. Gilbert was glaring in his direction, he fiddled with the phone as others around him did, just to be sure, pressing buttons. That was when the sound stopped. It was only in the car going home that his wife checked the settings on his phone and found that the alarm had been set.


The only reason I knew that "Powered off" on my iPhone really means "Waiting to explode" was that I read the manual to be sure that the alarm would sound if the phone went into "Sleep" mode overnight.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 05:26 AM

Actually, Patron X said he had no idea he was the culprit. He said his company replaced his BlackBerry with an iPhone the day before the concert. He said he made sure to turn it off before the concert, not realizing that the alarm clock had accidentally been set and would sound even if the phone was in silent mode.

“I didn’t even know phones came with alarms,” the man said.

But as Mr. Gilbert was glaring in his direction, he fiddled with the phone as others around him did, just to be sure, pressing buttons. That was when the sound stopped. It was only in the car going home that his wife checked the settings on his phone and found that the alarm had been set.


This guy sounds sincerely apologetic, but he doesn't explain why he didn't immediately take out his phone and figure out how to silence it. It doesn't take five minutes to figure out whose phone is ringing when it's your own, even if you thought you'd turned it off.

#194 Birdsall

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 06:48 AM

I find it hard to believe that someone doesn't realize it is his own phone, but I know that my Grandfather had a hearing aide that would make hearing in certain places with different acoustics to throw off his hearing. Maybe it is a case like that. Who knows? The cell phones going off problem is really annoying. Maybe they should make the auditorium a dead zone. I think they can do things like that nowadays, but maybe making an auditorium a dead zone would not stop the phone alarm clock. Also, maybe some crazy emergency in the auditorium would be even worse if nobody could call 911 due to it being a dead zone. I don't know what the answer is.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 07:46 AM

The time I witnessed Michael Tilson doing just that, stopping mid-performance and not only turning back and scream at the offender, but also hitting loudly his music paper with the baton, I felt so embarrassed, even if it wasn't me. It just occurred to me that musicians think of just two sides, their side and our side, the audience side...so just for the fact of being on the other side of the stage I somehow felt as a part of the offense. It was horrible, and after that the performance just wasn't the same...some of the magic was broken.


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