Monday, October 18, 2004


Waddling Thunder of Crescat Sententia proposes a solution:
You can only stand and clap if at least one person in your row is literally in tears at any point in the concert as a result of the performance's excellence. Crying is defined as liquid seeping out of the eye rather than merely welling up inside, and if there's any doubt (for example, someone is dabbing at their eye with a handkerchief), you should interpret that against the standing ovation.
But if you're in the very back row of the opera house (the cheap seats) and you feel like hooting and pounding on the wall at the end of the opera, have at it. It's very entertaining to us plebians.


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