02. October 2010 · Comments Off on Ah, dear opera goers! · Categories: Opera, Read Online

I don’t expect people at a ballpark to act the same was as I expect opera goers at an opera hall to act. Even when they are seeing and hearing opera at a ballpark. The people behind us did, at times, talk in full voice, which seemed a bit over the top, though. One girl, especially, didn’t seem to understand that there was actually an opera going on. Still, I never shush people at an event like that. It just seems crazy to try to do that.

But I guess some people don’t agree. Even while attending opera in a ballpark for free. Go figure. I just read this:

A young couple in the row behind An and I began rustling in their seats. They were trying to find something that had dropped onto the ground. Considering there was a show going on, they were fairly quiet and I didn’t think they were really disturbing anyone.

I was wrong. Opera fans are crazy.

An older woman who earlier in the evening had pushed her way into the seats next to An and I turned around and told the man to sit down and be quiet.

That was when all hell broke loose.

The man responded back, “I think if you lost a $50,000 ring you would be up looking for it too.”

The old lady did not seem to care about the $50,000 ring, she was more concerned about the dying Aida and Radames on the jumbo tron out in center field. “Sit down and be quiet,” she said again.

Yikes! Someone was rather uptight! The good news is the ring was eventually found.

My biggest concern, though, is what the blogger meant by “old”. Hmmm. I hope the grumpy old lady wasn’t something like … oh … say … 53.

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