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Are people in the audience really this stupid, barbaric and moronic? (Read 1163 times)

Offline ranniks

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They come to a piano concert and what do they do? They cough many times during the performance!

Are the ones doing it people hired by other pianists to ruin other pianists performances?

Honestly, it's so rude it angers me greatly.

Is it that hard not to cough in a concert hall? Do they all magically have the cold at the same time during a concert? Or do they magically have the cold when they go to a concert?

Arggg!!!!!!

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Re: Are people in the audience really this stupid, barbaric and moronic?
«Reply #1 on: February 21, 2014, 12:22:19 PM »
This is what Alfred Brendel wrote about this subject:

The Coughers of Cologne
have joined forces with Cologne Clappers
and established the Cough and Clap Society
a non-profit-making organization
whose aim it is
to guarantee each concertgoer's right
to cough and applaud
Attempts by unfeeling artists and impresarios
to question such privileges
have led to a Coughers and Clappers initiative
Members are required to applaud
immediately after sublime codas
and cough distinctly
during expressive silences
Distinct coughing is of paramount importance
to stifle or muffle it
forbidden on pain of expulsion
Coughers of outstanding tenacity
are awarded the Coughing Rhinemaiden
a handsome if slightly baroque appendage
to be worn around the neck
The C & C' recent merger
with the New York Sneezers
and the London Whistlers
raises high hopes
for Cologne's musical future.

by Alfred Brendel, taken from ONE FINGER TOO MANY, Faber Poetry Series

That made me smile.

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Re: Are people in the audience really this stupid, barbaric and moronic?
«Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 01:10:06 PM »
This is what Alfred Brendel wrote about this subject:

The Coughers of Cologne
have joined forces with Cologne Clappers
and established the Cough and Clap Society
a non-profit-making organization
whose aim it is
to guarantee each concertgoer's right
to cough and applaud
Attempts by unfeeling artists and impresarios
to question such privileges
have led to a Coughers and Clappers initiative
Members are required to applaud
immediately after sublime codas
and cough distinctly
during expressive silences
Distinct coughing is of paramount importance
to stifle or muffle it
forbidden on pain of expulsion
Coughers of outstanding tenacity
are awarded the Coughing Rhinemaiden
a handsome if slightly baroque appendage
to be worn around the neck
The C & C' recent merger
with the New York Sneezers
and the London Whistlers
raises high hopes
for Cologne's musical future.

by Alfred Brendel, taken from ONE FINGER TOO MANY, Faber Poetry Series

That made me smile.


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