I just got home from an amazing performance by the Chinese National Acrobats. It was about 90 minutes of tumbling, juggling and contortionist. Along with watching 14 people spin around on one bicycle, I really enjoyed the man who tossed and spun a huge urn.
*rant alert* There were tons of kids in the audience. They were enthralled and you didn't hear a peep from them. Lucky, lucky me. I had some goofballs in the row directly behind me waddle in twenty minutes late, loudly grumbling how hard it is to find a spot to park. The perfume-soaked hag behind me leaned over to us and demanded that we give a full description of the acts they had missed. I managed to hiss "You haven't missed much - I'm sure they saved the best for last." Then a couple with the group decided it was their job to provide a running commentary on everything they were watching on the stage. After a bit I turned around and said in a pleading voice, "Please, please stop talking." After rolling their eyes they did finally stop the chit-chat. Honest-to-God, I really don't think I'm overly demanding to expect a little audience etiquette. Am I?