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#1651 The Glenbuck Laird

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:47 AM

No it was John Wilkes Booth that killed Abe Lincoln, nothing to do with anyone on here

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:12 AM

View PostThe Glenbuck Laird, on 26 March 2013 - 01:47 AM, said:

No it was John Wilkes Booth that killed Abe Lincoln, nothing to do with anyone on here

Nothing to do with anyone on here as far as we know. Few people post under their real names. And you were suspiciously quick to jump in with a denial.
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:01 AM

View PostBackdrifter, on 25 March 2013 - 04:07 PM, said:

I trust it wasn't the same woman mentioned earlier in the thread who took her shoes off and put her feet up, causing those nearby to reach for their gas masks.

Fortunately for those around her, she kept her shoes on! Not so fortunate for the poor guy who has to sit there next with all her dirty footprints.
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:35 AM

View PostMatthew Winn, on 26 March 2013 - 06:12 AM, said:

Nothing to do with anyone on here as far as we know. Few people post under their real names. And you were suspiciously quick to jump in with a denial.
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:07 AM

View PostDuncan, on 26 March 2013 - 12:13 AM, said:

Have we done Abraham Lincoln?

Are you suggesting he was offed due to bad behaviour at the show?
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:44 AM

Perhaps it is undocumented that Lincoln took off his shoes in his box and desribed everything to Mary Todd as the show went along.  Booth wasn't political, he was just a bit miffed.  A bit like Richard Griffiths when a phone goes off, but with more firepower and a greater historial impact.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:10 AM

German school group deciding not to sit in the seats state in their tickets last night, being rude to front of house staff when being told to sit in their actual seats, talking loud during the show, and a  group of 7 girls( in the middle of the row) deciding to take a trip to the toilet 5 minutes before the interval.

Don't get me started on the amount of shopping bags people had, they were offered to leave their bags in the cloakroom for free, but they decided to take them into the auditorium, I was actually hit on the head with a Primark bag.
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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:40 AM

View Postwickedlover, on 27 March 2013 - 01:10 AM, said:

German school group deciding not to sit in the seats state in their tickets last night, being rude to front of house staff when being told to sit in their actual seats, talking loud during the show, and a  group of 7 girls( in the middle of the row) deciding to take a trip to the toilet 5 minutes before the interval.[...]

Which show? Wicked?

I had a similar situation with an also German school group in Mamma Mia approx. two weeks ago, but definitely not as bad as you're describing - just the bad behaviour you'd usually expect from a school group (i.e. chatting during the show, checking their phones, not sitting still). First, their teachers tried their best shushing them down every now and then, but close to the interval they finally gave up.
As they didn't stop, I told them early in the second act (in English) to be quiet, since there are also other people who've actually paid to see the show and not listen to their chatter, but that didn't help either (but it was quite fun watching their reaction (in German, again), since they didn't know I perfectly understood them...)

It was also quite fascinating to watch when they arrived. At least they chose the seats they were assigned, but shifted them through the whole group - "A is stupid, I don't want to sit next to him/her", "I want to sit next to B" and so on...
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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:38 AM

View PostJohn_Rebus, on 27 March 2013 - 07:40 AM, said:



Which show? Wicked?

I had a similar situation with an also German school group in Mamma Mia approx. two weeks ago, but definitely not as bad as you're describing - just the bad behaviour you'd usually expect from a school group (i.e. chatting during the show, checking their phones, not sitting still). First, their teachers tried their best shushing them down every now and then, but close to the interval they finally gave up.
As they didn't stop, I told them early in the second act (in English) to be quiet, since there are also other people who've actually paid to see the show and not listen to their chatter, but that didn't help either (but it was quite fun watching their reaction (in German, again), since they didn't know I perfectly understood them...)

It was also quite fascinating to watch when they arrived. At least they chose the seats they were assigned, but shifted them through the whole group - "A is stupid, I don't want to sit next to him/her", "I want to sit next to B" and so on...

It was at We Will Rock You on Monday night.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:09 PM

I have to say, I know this is for bad behavior, but the audience at Matilda last night were good. There were two children with their parents in front of us and they must have been about 5 and 7? But they were so good. No fidgeting, chatting and the show had them transfixed the whole time. :)




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