There you are at a gig.
It’s intense, atmospheric, stripped down and quiet.
Someone stumbles over and starts yak-yak-yakking and shouting down your ear what do you? their spit lodges on your cheek and their dull, slurred semi sentences are drowning out a key moment in the set, it’s agony- you were floating away with the gig and now you are trapped back on earth.
At the same gig you can hear a pin drop. The music is taking you away again and a couple of people are talking loudly about mobile phones in front of you…what do you do?
No-one wants to be a wanker and tell them to shut up…that’s just not British is it! so what’s the solution to this awkward moment. One argument is that you pay your money then you get to do what you like- the other is that they should shut the fuck up…afterall no-one sits in front of you talking crap at a cinema (well not often) but then music is full of people who don’t like music and prefer the sound of their own voices to the genius atmosphere coming off the stage.
So, readers, what is the answer to this?