By Wendy Fox Weber
Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I don't get standing around a concert talking like you are in someone's backyard.
This is a reaction to the Police concert last night, where much has been written about the age of the crowd (they weren't the problem) and the inability to sell the overpriced tickets (my suggestion would be, don't scalp and this won't happen), but can work in any setting. We just had Ribfest and Eyes to the Skies around here, where tickets aren't nearly as high, so I am sure the problem is even worse.
Specifically, why do people stand around and have loud conversations at concerts? Aren't you there to see the band? And if you aren't, why would you pick such a loud setting to have a conversation in? Is it that cool to be seen there? Who is seeing you? And what about the people who DO want to listen to the band? They can't just go somewhere else. So why can't you?
I swear there were so many loud conversations going on during one song at Wrigley Field last night I could barely hear the band! When the next song started, and was a more recognizable hit, people piped down, but when people are more well behaved in a movie theater showing "Transformers," of all things, I think we have a problem.
What do you think?