The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #81010   Message #1482935
Posted By: Lin in Kansas
11-May-05 - 10:11 PM
Thread Name: Talkative Audience Members
Subject: RE: Talkative Audience Members
Peter from Essex:

I think you have it...TV doesn't care if you make an ass of yourself in front of it. Unfortunately, many people tend to believe this reflects the "real" world. They do exactly the same thing in movie theaters. Very, very annoying...

Also, I think most people don't realize how much skill and concentration it takes to play and sing music, so they don't have any idea what chaos they're causing.

On the other hand, a lot of people just don't think. We've had even our home jams interrupted by two of the jammers wanting to carry on a conversation while everyone else is playing music. Usually one of us will ask them to "go take a break in the kitchen" and get them out of the immediate vicinity so they can finish their talk elsewhere. This probably doesn't work nearly as well in public!