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#1501 jaqs

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

View PostDuncan, on 28 January 2013 - 11:38 AM, said:

I once joked about equipping FOH staff with tasers. Looks as if that day is getting nearer.

I dream of inventing a device like a mobile phone jammer that renders people within its radius mute.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:59 AM

Sometimes when someone is talking or rustling plastic bags close enough to me to be really annoying but too far away for me to be able to ask them to be quiet, I fantasize about having a supply of elastic bands to ping at them....

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:24 PM

View Postjaqs, on 28 January 2013 - 11:43 AM, said:

I dream of inventing a device like a mobile phone jammer that renders people within its radius mute.

There is one, but I believe they cant use it in the theatre as it has an impact on their equipment

View PostAbby, on 28 January 2013 - 11:59 AM, said:

Sometimes when someone is talking or rustling plastic bags close enough to me to be really annoying but too far away for me to be able to ask them to be quiet, I fantasize about having a supply of elastic bands to ping at them....

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

View Postjaqs, on 28 January 2013 - 11:43 AM, said:

I dream of inventing a device like a mobile phone jammer that renders people within its radius mute.

A cluebat renders them mute quite effectively.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

I was at Les Miserables on Saturday night and the person next to me was singing/speaking the words along to the show through the whole first half - glared a few times but didn't seem to register, continued through the second half as well despite a few more glares.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:33 PM

Saw two West End shows this week. Rock of Ages, which had a surprisingly mute audience, and Top Hat which to quote My Fair Lady was like "chickens cackling in a barn". No amount of glaring or shushing would shut up their nattering or repeating every punch line.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:42 AM

Went to Wicked this week for the Wednesday matinee, and there was the most annoying type of person in front of me...parents who decide to give their children a handful of crisps at the start of every song, not only the munching, but the view of the woman's arm reaching to reach the child sitting 2 seats down from her was constant.

Seriously, not to mention the abuse of booster seats...at the same show they thought 3, yes THREE, would be good for their quite average sized 7 year old.  Even the people behind me were complaining, then I politely asked the mother if the booster seats could be reduced, her response was 'how is he supposed to see the stage' and I slightly lost my patience and said 'with his eyes, like every other child in this theatre' then I pointed over to the most polite school group ever.


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

I was at WWRY on tuesday night, and there was a very very loud family sitting behind me and my sister. They talked loudly all the way through act 1, spilled popcorn everywhere, and one of the children kept leaning right over my sister's seat to get a better view (and still talking all the while). I turned around and shushed them several times but they never shut up once. Thankfully the rest of the audience were brilliant and the show was great!
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:03 PM

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her response was 'how is he supposed to see the stage' and I slightly lost my patience and said 'with his eyes, like every other child in this theatre'

Genius. I was in front row for Old Times last week and had to ask the couple next to me to stop talking since they weren't even bothering to whisper. I was waiting for them to get huffy and say something, as I had my retort all planned out but alas they just gave me the side eye for the next hour.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:38 PM

I had to shush the people behind me at Billy Elliot last week, when my glares didn't do the trick.
Honestly, how you don't take the hint when someone is turning around to look at you pointedly...

One of their party was doing that really annoying thing where they whisper *loudly* so their friends/partner can hear them over the music. If the person sitting two seats along in your row can hear that, love, so can the person sitting in the row in front and the row behind.




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