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Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. otc

    otc Senior member

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    I agree with Douglas.

    I was at a show recently that was deserving of a standing ovation. But I was at multiple other shows that were good, but not really deserving of a standing ovation.

    However once a large portion of the crowd does it, what do you do? Now if I stay sitting down, I look like a dick (especially if I am seated far forward or something). I didn't dislike the show...I just didn't think it was standup worthy and I doubt the performers thought it was anything other than an average performance.

    What I can't tell is if the people think that the standing ovation is just something that you do--their inexperience tells them that this is how you end a concert--or if the people have such limited exposure, that they actually think it was standing ovation worthy? I mean, the performers know that it was an average performance, but they are world class performers. If you last saw some regional orchestras or theater companies several years ago and then you see the CSO or a Broadway show, you would probably think it was awesome. I've been spoiled in that I played in an orchestra, and have always lived places where the local local orchestra is one of the best, so it takes something special to get me on my feet. But I could see how you might be compelled to stand if your last show was the Madison Symphony Orchestra doing some Brahms, and then you see the CSO doing Dvorak's New World (even if the oboe player had a cold and the conductor was hungry).
     
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  2. otc

    otc Senior member

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    And I can proudly say that I had a box seat to a musical a couple months ago and remained seated on my ass (no combination of peer pressure and not being able to see through all of the people standing around me).

    The musical was good, but honestly, it was the last couple weeks of a very long run and the cast was kind of just phoning it in. They were all very talented, but it's hard to keep the magic alive after that long.
     
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  3. Douglas

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    Lol, The program last night was the New World Symphony.
     
  4. js4design

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    The standing ovation is just another example of people insisting on flaunting their leg privilege.
     
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  5. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    Well, yeah - that's a bitch - which is good, unlike the later posts. So, I'm bitching about that - see?
     
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  6. zarathustra

    zarathustra Senior member

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    Yeah you mofos that get on a train with no identification no ticket and no money... I pay a good deal of money to ride this train. I will wait the five mins that it takes to stop and throw ur ass off in the middle of no where. Look out for the third rail don't let yourself become fried chicken mofos.
     
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    I"m trying to figure out which shoes fit best, I have a wide foot and 80% of the time, when shopping, they don't carry wides. AGH
     
  8. Piobaire

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    I sincerely want to endlessly punch until they are dead the 3-6 people in an audience that take EVERY FUCKING CHANCE to start a standing O. Like at say a philanthropic event. The guy that stands up repeatedly in an attempt to get a standing O going. I want to beat you to death in the parking lot.
     
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  9. zarathustra

    zarathustra Senior member

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    Go die troll.

    also I am not sure i have any grasp on reality right now. There are too many Jabba the Huts with hawt girls in this train car.... I really think i got slipped something. These girls are all bout it bout it with guys that haven't seen their dicks in years and are all of 25 to 30. Wtf...
     
  10. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    (Post references Piobaire's, not zarathustra's.) Haha that is something I like to do! I stand up, turn toward the rest of the audience, and flap my arms up and down (signal to stand up). Depending on what kind of performance it is, I sometimes cry out "C'mon, give it up!"
     
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  11. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Meet me in the parking lot.
     
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  12. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    C'mon Styleforum, give it up for my post! Butts outta dem seats c'mon y'all!
     
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  13. js4design

    js4design Senior member

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    I think L'Inc may be Colin Quinn in real life.
     
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  14. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    Anybody want this action?
     
  15. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    People who start standing ovation - you're not alpha unless you do it with a slow clap
     
  16. Gibonius

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    I'm going to see New World later this month at the Kennedy Center. I will strongly consider if I should stand for applause or not. :happy:
     
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  17. L'Incandescent

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    I used to kick ass on Remote Control with Ken Ober!

    EDIT: I mean Colin Quinn did. :embar:
     
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  18. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I had an Imo's St. Louis style pizza tonight. When I described my exploits, Teacher asked me "What is that, what is St. Louis style pizza?" That got me to reading about St. Louis style pizza on the World Wide Web. What do you think I saw when I looked around I saw a bunch of fools down-a-grading it, calling it "dreadful" and "inedible" and whatnot. Hey tell you what choo-chaws I dare you to say that to my visage you know where to find me I am Colt Heeuvenhuis in real life!
     
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    6 AM flight tomorrow. Really looking forward to being hungover on that flight. I'm even worried I might not wake up to my alarm if we go out tonight.

    Hooray for 1-day weekends!

    :cloud:
     
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    About to have no Internet until late tomorrow. I hope sf can bear the loss
     

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