Last night I attended a concert at the local high school. I arrived a bit early as I had volunteered to "babysit" the 7th & 8th grade band until it was their turn to perform. Now, these are 12 and 13 year old kids. I sort of expect them to need some reminders...they're young...no parents or teachers around...they're exited about the concert. But I was not prepared for the incredible lack of manners displayed by not only other kids attending the show, but the adults! I don't know if they never learned good manners or what, but it was a sad commentary on this community.
First of all if one of my boys walked into a room and left their hats on their heads, we would snatch them off those children so fast they'd think they'd been scalped!
Secondly, all the cell phones and hand held games lighting up the darkened auditorium was not only distracting, but disrespectful of the performers as well.
Another issue was how many people came in and out (some repeatedly) during the performance. Evidently bladder control issues are rampant is Ontario County NY! And not only did they repeatedly leave and come back, but they didn't even wait until the song was over to go back to their seats!! Dear Lord, were they all raised in barns!!!
I am posting a few rules for the theater in hopes that next time I go to a show around here, I might actually be able to enjoy it more!
THEATER ETIQUETTE'S by Dr. Manners