Audiences jabbering during gigs! Shut the... up, will you!
Recently been to some gigs - Neil Young at Hyde Park, Massive Attack at Brixton Academy, Bat For Lashes at the Roundhouse - where the evening was almost ruined by audiences that jabber to one another during the performance.
When the acts play a quieter number, the sound mix is underpinned by the distinct murmur of the audience's babbling!!!!
Is this a new phenomenon or am I just getting old?
Have tickets for The Pixies tomorrow night - almost don't want to go, just in case I end up delivering a karate chop to the throat of some bumptious little **** who doesn't know when to shut up.
All joking aside, anyone else think this is a serious problem/malaise? (If I was performing onstage, it would really hack me off.)