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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000106.txt from 2005/08

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Apllause and other interriptions at concerts
Date: Sun, 07 Aug 2005 23:31:34 -0400

At 09:05 PM 8/7/2005 -0500, you wrote:
>...Coughing is a grey area. Concert season seems to line up with cold and
>flu season - if you're really, really ill I agree you should stay
>home, but it's sometimes hard to predict. I played in another concert
>where I felt good in the first half, but after intermission - have you
>ever noticed how your lungs tighten up the later the evening gets if
>you're the least bit under the weather? And of course we were playing
>something quiet and delicate and I was mostly sitting, and trying not
>to cough. Mostly succeeded, but it was an effort.

Coughing is at least partly beyond the individual's control, so I am not so
much offended by that. The cell phones, loud conversations, crying babies,
etc. are another matter. Those are entirely voluntary, and therefore
inexcusably rude.

Bill Hausmann

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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