The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13940   Message #117394
Posted By: lamarca
24-Sep-99 - 03:32 PM
Thread Name: Ethical Question - Handicapped Fans
Subject: RE: Ethical Question - Handicapped Fans
I have a similar question from an audience perspective. We have an emotionally disturbed man here who is a "regular" at our Folklore Society events. During concerts, he will frequently turn 180° around in his seat and spend the entire set staring at me, my husband and/or other women. It makes me and the other women feel EXTREMELY uncomfortable, but we don't quite know what to do about it. There's no-one "in charge" who we can ask to intercede for us, and none of us wants to challenge this guy personally, in part because I don't know what his reaction might be and I find him a little scary. He usually leaves at the break, but I find myself spending the whole first half of the concert trying not to look in his direction, which I find distracts mightily from enjoying the music. I'm sure the performer doesn't appreciate it, either.

Any suggestions? If he happens to be reading this, you know who you are and I wish you'd please stop it...