Posted 18 July 2001 - 12:33 PM
I also feel that one should 'dress up' for the theater - ballet, opera, symphony, etc. It shows respect for the arts, and is also a social occasion for which one should look one's best (like you, Mel, am also old fashioned in this manner). Here in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle), things can be a little too casual, but have noticed that most people wear nice clothing to the ballet, symphony and opera. I also feel that proper dress is a matter of education - and for that reason, my piano students must wear dressy clothes when they perform in recitals, here at my home, or elsewhere. No jeans, running shoes, are appropriate, and they all accept that. By the way, I love reading everyone's comments on various subjects - most interesting. Thanks.