Shhhhhhh! Remember, It’s Live Theater


For those of you who may have also had the opportunity to perform live onstage, you’ll undoubtedly understand what I am about to share on this post.

Often, during a Sunday matinee performance, the audience is filled with people who insist on smuggling in bags of hard candy wrapped in LOUD crinkly plastic to munch on, while watching the show.

Now just to let you know, I too smuggle candy (Twizzlers) into a movie theater because I refuse to apply for a personal bank loan to purchase something I can easily get at a CVS drug store for a $1.50 - and then shove it down the front of my pants.

However, it’s a MOVIE theater, not a LIVE theater.

I don’t think some people realize that a live theater is acoustically built so that sound is MAGNIFIED. Therefore, if the audience can hear what’s going on onstage, the actors can hear what’s going on in the audience.

To be a stage actor, you have to develope a lot of concentration.

I remember a time during a matinee performance of the musical, Falsettos, when I was in the middle of singing a solo ballad and began to hear that familiar sound.

Now I want you all to try to image what it’s like to stand in front of 375 audience members; singing your heart out, while listening to a woman sitting in the front row unwrapping hard candies which sounded like a POUND of bacon frying in a skillet.

CRINKLE, CRINKLE…..SIZZLE, SIZZLE…..CRINKLE, CRINKLE….SIZZLE, SIZZLE.

Truthfully?….I wanted to JUMP off that stage, GRAB her around the throat, SHAKE her until her eyes popped out of their sockets, and scream…“SHUT THE HELL UP, YOU IGNORANT FREAK….I’M TRYING TO SING!!!!”

But I resist, and continued to sing my heart out because I didn’t want to be handcuffed, arrested, and fingerprinted for WOMANSLAUGHTER.

And let’s not even talk about the audience members who forget (or REFUSE) to turn off their cell phone ringers. You have no idea what it’s like to be in the middle of a serious monologue and suddenly hear a ring tone of Aretha Franklin singing, R.E.S.P.E.C.T coming from 4th row center.

Oh, and one more thing…..

Please don’t ever try to respond out loud to what the actors are saying onstage. I once had a male audience member vocally exude from his seat, “YEAH! YOU GO, DUDE…YOU TELL EM’!”

I wanted to shout back, “THANK YOU….BUT YOU’RE NOT WATCHING A FRIGGIN’ FOOTBALL GAME ON TV, DUDE!!!!”

So please, audience members.

Shhhhhhhhh! Remember, it’s LIVE theater.

I leave you now with a short video clip of live theater etiquette.

*Be sure to have your volume set high to get the full effect.



Wishing you quiet weekend everyone!

X

54 comments

  1. Jeanne PursellFebruary 03, 2012

    Damn! You CRACK me up Ron!!! You are so funny!!! And you know what....I eat TWIZZLERS too....in a movie theatre...never, EVER in a live theatre!! I hear ya about the cell phones ...drives me nuts! I want to run over there and shove the phone down their throat or better still throw it on the ground and stomp all over it! Whatever happened to those guys with the flashlights that used to patrol the aisles??? Never see those dudes anymore!! Have a fabulous weekend, my friend!! xo
    Jeanne

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  2. I turned the sound up as requested and HAD TO TURN IT DOWN AGAIN. The crackling sound was the worst sound I ever heard. My peace and quiet was shattered. You're right, it is INCONSIDERATE to make such noises in the theatre.

    Generally speaking our audiences seem quiet and well behaved. I must tell you about my aunt ... yes, I must. I'm going back a hundred years to when I was just a kid and my aunt took my cousin and me to the theatre. She never bought anything like ice cream or sweeties for us, oh dear me no, instead she took a pile of sandwiches wrapped in greaseproof paper. And woe betide either of us if we made a noise eating them. Just thought I'd tell you that. My aunt was THE most amusing person I ever knew.

    Isn't it amazing how blogging and blog reading evokes memories?

    Have a terrific weekend, my friend.

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  3. Ron, I LOVE THIS!

    I can totally see your video being played at theatres across the country (just like the old "Flick My Bic" clips they used to play before movies)!

    Maybe rude people everywhere would understand.

    Oh, and then there are the royalties.

    And the undying gratitude of fellow performers.

    People would worship you.

    Send in that video. And have a wonderfully quiet weekend!

    XOXO

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  4. You are so funny, Ron! Maybe if they run your PSA on a continuous basis during football games, Jersey Shore, and reruns of Matlock, the right people will get the message!!!!

    I haven't been to a lot of live theatre, but I can tell you that just going to my kids' band and choir concerts, I am outraged by people sitting around me who think it's perfectly okay to talk in a regular tone of voice during performances. WTF? If their kid is not on stage at that moment, it's ok to ruin it for parents around them??

    The candy unwrapping is the worst though (and I remember one incident where an elderly gentleman took about 4.5 minutes to unwrap a cough drop during a concert I was attending). And then there's the coughing.........LEAVE, PEOPLE! Take your sickness and just go home!

    I'm with you, Ron. Even though I'm not a performer, being an audience member among these yahoos is annoying as hell too!!!!! (Thank you for letting me vent on a Friday morning......have a good weekend!)

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  5. totally hysterical, I'm sitting here at my desk laughing. you go dude - you tell em! I'm a twizzler smuggler too. Just doesn't seem right to pay $6 at the cinema for a 99-cent bag at cvs.

    love your movie editing, great segues :)

    hope your day is awesome!! xoxo, diane

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  6. Gooood morning Jeanne~

    "And you know what....I eat TWIZZLERS too....in a movie theatre...never, EVER in a live theatre!!"

    Aren't Twizzlers the BEST to eat while watching a movie? I can literally eat a whole BIG bag in one sitting.

    "I hear ya about the cell phones ...drives me nuts! I want to run over there and shove the phone down their throat or better still throw it on the ground and stomp all over it."

    Amen! Honestly? Cell phone usage, while at work, walking down the street, in movie, in the theater....has gotten WAY out of hand.

    "Whatever happened to those guys with the flashlights that used to patrol the aisles??? Never see those dudes anymore!!"

    OMG, yes! I totally forgot about them. Movie Ushers!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Always a delight to read your comments. Have a faaaaaaaaabulous week!

    X

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  7. Oh. My. GAWD!!!

    it is about 7am-i never sleep anymore, you'd think i was menopausal or something so i turn on my computer to check email and there you are so i read it and start giggling....how ridiculous people are-and rude and and and.... and how strange i sound in this very quiet house when i turn up the volume of my computer REAL LOUD to hear your clip. well, between my rolling all over the floor hysterically laughing and playing it over and over to you making your sounds on the screen, well, i looked like a crazy woman with a very obnoxious - sounding man yelling: YEAH! YOU GO DUDE! HEEHEEHEE!!!!

    usually i'm stone-cold catatonic! then husband comes in with tea so i had to let him watch... he loved the "you go dude!" hahahahahahahahaahahahahahaahahahhahhahahahahahha
    i tried to share your barbie video but he backed up a bit on that one, being one of "those" types of men who are threatened by their feminine sides 'occasionally' ;)

    ::You have no idea what it’s like to be in the middle of a serious monologue and suddenly hear a ring tone of Aretha Franklin singing, R.E.S.P.E.C.T coming from 4th row center.::

    OMG, you are so funny! i think you should stop writing and start making videos-just not youtube ones as you won't have any rights to them! but you are hysterical, i love it! and ron, i NEVER laugh before 4pm!!

    big sigh....thanks for the great morning wake-up! this oughta make the day go slightly better! :D maybe i should have this be my alarm if i could figure out how.
    love you, linda

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  8. Good morning Valerie~

    "I turned the sound up as requested and HAD TO TURN IT DOWN AGAIN. The crackling sound was the worst sound I ever heard. My peace and quiet was shattered."

    HAHHHAHAHAHAHA! I'm so sorry about that, dear lady, but can you imagine hearing that while singing onstage??? The WORST.

    LOVED the story about your aunt!! Yes, she did sound amusing.

    "She never bought anything like ice cream or sweeties for us, oh dear me no, instead she took a pile of sandwiches wrapped in greaseproof paper. And woe betide either of us if we made a noise eating them."

    OMG...it amazes me how you could do that without making noise!?!?

    Your story reminded me of how my parents would bring stuff for us to eat while watching drive-in movie.

    "Isn't it amazing how blogging and blog reading evokes memories?"

    Yes, it is. I suddenly thought about this experience on Monday, so I decided to share it.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Valerie. And thanks for sharing your story.

    Have a terrific weekend!

    X

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  9. Hey there Diane~

    "I can totally see your video being played at theatres across the country (just like the old "Flick My Bic" clips they used to play before movies)!"

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, how funny!

    I TOTALLY forgot about those "Flick My Bic clips, but as soon as you mentioned them...I remembered!!!

    And thanks for your suggesting - I may just do that. Hell, it may start a new career for me - HA!

    Always FAB seeing ya, girl. Thanks for the great morning laugh!

    Have a SUPA' weekend!

    XOXO

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  10. Oh, God, Ron, this post is right on target. I pretty much stopped going to the movies because of the way these idiots behave and the theater audiences are starting to pick up the same terrible habits. My family and I went to see "The Heiress" a few years back and at THE MOST CRUCIAL MOMENT in the play, which required TOTAL SILENCE, this schmoe next to us started unwrapping a candy bar--only in that quiet theater it sounded like artillery fire. My old Italian auntie proceeded to rip him the proverbial new one, but from the clueless look on his face, I really don't think this clown understood that what he was doing was TOTALLY WRONG!! I'm glad you gave us the actor's viewpoint because you guys are the ones making all the magic happen. Thanks for the great post and the great video. Now have a great weekend, buddy. YOU GO, DUDE!!

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  11. Oh I can understand your frustration! It's bad enough sitting next to people like that in the theatre so it must be terrible for those on stage!

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  12. Hiya Bijoux~

    "Maybe if they run your PSA on a continuous basis during football games, Jersey Shore, and reruns of Matlock, the right people will get the message!!!!"

    OMG....how funny! And it's ironic you mentioned that because Diane suggested the same thing in movie theaters.

    "I can tell you that just going to my kids' band and choir concerts, I am outraged by people sitting around me who think it's perfectly okay to talk in a regular tone of voice during performances. WTF? If their kid is not on stage at that moment, it's ok to ruin it for parents around them??"

    THANK YOU!!!!! You TOTALLY understand what I mean. How RUDE of them.

    "The candy unwrapping is the worst though (and I remember one incident where an elderly gentleman took about 4.5 minutes to unwrap a cough drop during a concert I was attending). And then there's the coughing.........LEAVE, PEOPLE! Take your sickness and just go home!"

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA! You GO, girl! VENT!!!!

    I honestly think the sound of the crinkly candy wrappers is the worst sound EVER to hear while performing. Truthfully, it sounds like bacon frying in a skillet.

    "Even though I'm not a performer, being an audience member among these yahoos is annoying as hell too!!!!! "

    You're right...it's annoying for the audience members too.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, Bijoux. LOVED your comment!

    Have a great weekend.....X

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  13. Good morning Diane~

    "I'm a twizzler smuggler too. Just doesn't seem right to pay $6 at the cinema for a 99-cent bag at cvs."

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! Another Twizzler smuggler!!! Aren't they the perfect candy to eat while watching a movie? And you're right....why pay $6.00 for something you can get at CVS much cheaper!?!?!

    Thank you. Glad you enjoyed my crazy little video. I'm starting to discover a lot of great things you can do using Windows Live Movie Maker.....it's so much FUN!!!!

    Have an awesome day and weekend, my friend. And thank you for stopping by this morning!

    Much X to you and Cristybella!

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  14. Good morning Akelamalu~

    "It's bad enough sitting next to people like that in the theatre so it must be terrible for those on stage!"

    You're so right. It's equally annoying to have to sit next to someone in the audience making that noise. Even when I eat my Twizzlers during a movie, I pre-open the package so that I make minimal noise from the wrapper, as not to disturb anyone around me.

    Thank you for stopping by, m'dear! Have a glorious weekend!

    X

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  15. Hey there Rob~

    "I pretty much stopped going to the movies because of the way these idiots behave and the theater audiences are starting to pick up the same terrible habits."

    Me too. And I know that YOU (being a theater and movie lover) can totally understand what I mean.

    " My family and I went to see "The Heiress" a few years back and at THE MOST CRUCIAL MOMENT in the play, which required TOTAL SILENCE, this schmoe next to us started unwrapping a candy bar--only in that quiet theater it sounded like artillery fire."

    OH. MY. GOD. See what mean?!?!? And I love it, Rob, "artillery fire." That's a BRILLIANT description!

    "My old Italian auntie proceeded to rip him the proverbial new one, but from the clueless look on his face, I really don't think this clown understood that what he was doing was TOTALLY WRONG!!"

    Holy shit, I would have LOVED to seen that!!!!!!!

    Yay to your Italian auntie!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. So enjoyed your comment!

    Have a great weekend!

    X

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  16. LOVE Twizzlers!!! Infact, I just had my son pick me up a bag the other night. Sorry, can't share, all gone. We also take candy into the movies, it IS like one tenth the price to buy it ahead of time, but it's pretty annoying there too to hear people digging down into crinkly candy bags! Gah, people.. eat, but just do it a little quieter. They talk on cell phones and rock the seats and get up umpteen times to pee or smoke. No one has the attention span anymore to just BE without letting 3 other things distract them and involving everyone else around them while they do it.

    As for live performing, I can understand how it would be very frustrating for an actor to see and hear the audience fiddling around and making all sorts of noise while the show is going on. I guess developing excellent focus and concentration is all a performer can really do since they don't have much control over others.

    Funny video! I so need to learn how to make one.

    Happy weekend, dear one! xo

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  17. Good morning Linda~

    " i looked like a crazy woman with a very obnoxious - sounding man yelling: YEAH! YOU GO DUDE! HEEHEEHEE!!!!"

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA! Oh, how FUNNY!!!!!!

    And I'm glad your hubby enjoyed it too.

    "i tried to share your barbie video but he backed up a bit on that one, being one of "those" types of men who are threatened by their feminine sides 'occasionally' ;)"

    HA! Well, to each his own.

    " i think you should stop writing and start making videos-just not youtube ones as you won't have any rights to them!"

    I'm starting to go INSANE with making these videos. But I can't help it, they're just SO MUCH fun to put together using Windows Live Movie Maker.

    As always, it's a joy to read your comments, dear lady. Thank you for stopping by this morning. Glad you had a giggle.

    Have a fantabulous weekend!

    ((((( Linda )))))

    xoxoxoxox

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  18. Hey there Mary~

    "LOVE Twizzlers!!! Infact, I just had my son pick me up a bag the other night. Sorry, can't share, all gone."

    HA! Aren't Twizzlers the BEST? However, I know a lot of people who can't stand them because they say they taste like they're eating strawberry plastic!

    "They talk on cell phones and rock the seats and get up umpteen times to pee or smoke. No one has the attention span anymore to just BE without letting 3 other things distract them and involving everyone else around them while they do it."

    You are sooooooooo right about that!

    "guess developing excellent focus and concentration is all a performer can really do since they don't have much control over others."

    Yes, and it's even more important when you're performing in a smaller venue, where you can hear people coughing, talking, and moving about in their seats. I once did a play, where the theater was so small, it felt like the audience was ONSTAGE with us.

    "Funny video! I so need to learn how to make one."

    Thank you. I use Windows Live Movie Maker. If you don't already have it on your computer, you can download it for free. After you get the hang of it, it really is quite easy to use. And it's so much fun! Being the creative person you are, I bet you would come up with some awesome videos!

    Great seeing ya today, neighbor! Much thanks for stopping by!

    Happy weekend!
    XO

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  19. ya know, you just can't take some people anywhere
    I have never once been to the theater when I didn't want to beat someone in the audience in the head
    and don't get me started on movie theaters
    I don't go that often anymore because I refuse to pay a fortune to be uncomfortable and annoyed
    when I do go I usually do the early show in a weekday

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  20. Loved your clip! I think you should market it for even movie theatres! It's much more entertaining than their little reminders! YOU GO DUDE!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  21. Hey there Peg~

    Thank you.

    Tee, hee....aren't I silly?

    Have a wonderful weekend too. And mucho thanks for stopping by!

    X

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  22. Good morning Lady Dianne~

    "ya know, you just can't take some people anywhere

    I have never once been to the theater when I didn't want to beat someone in the audience in the head."

    Bwhahahahahhahahaa! I ADORE YOU, WOMAN!!!

    And that's exactly what I felt like doing all three of these times.

    "and don't get me started on movie theaters

    I don't go that often anymore because I refuse to pay a fortune to be uncomfortable and annoyed

    when I do go I usually do the early show in a weekday."

    Meeeeee too! Honestly, unless it's a movie I'm just dying to see, I just wait for it to come out on DVD.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, dear lady. And thanks for the great LAUGH!

    X to you and the gang!

    Have a supa' weekend!

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  23. ...I do hope for your sake that it is a small pack of Twizzlers and not the Family Pack. Otherwise I'm certain you elicit many stares. ;o)

    ...I've never been to a live performance but I want to at some point in my life. We live a ways from the big city and we have to load up the truck like the Clampetts to go there. Not to mention you literally have to sedate my husband to get him to go to the city. It's sad. Sad I tell ya. :o\

    ...You crack me up with your videos! They're perfect! And not to mention, you're just too dadgum cute! :o)

    ...I hope you have a most lovely weekend my friend! Thank you for the laughter!

    ...(((you)))

    ...Blessings :o)

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  24. Ron, this post cracked me up to high heavens. The video is so funny!

    Yes, being someone who has performed live (as you already know), I have to say that actors must develop a strong sense of concentration, or else! I think everyone should try live theater at some time during their lives, so they understand what it feels like to be up there, attempting to act or sing while someone is crinkling a candy wrapper two feet in front of them. ha!

    Have a great weekend, Ron.

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  25. Hello there dear TJ~

    "...I do hope for your sake that it is a small pack of Twizzlers and not the Family Pack. Otherwise I'm certain you elicit many stares. ;o)"

    Bwhhahahahahahahahahaa! OMG...it's so funny you mentioned that because, yes, I DO take in the Family Pack of Twizzlers, and DO get elicit stares!!!

    "...I've never been to a live performance but I want to at some point in my life. We live a ways from the big city and we have to load up the truck like the Clampetts to go there."

    I truly think (being the creative and artist person you are) would truly enjoy the experience of live theater. To me, live theater is like a spiritual experience because it's a great lesson in living in the moment as it's occurring. Anything could happen because so much of it is spontaneous. Like any art form.

    Thanks so much for stopping by this morning, dear lady. Glad you got a chuckle.

    ((((( TJ ))))))

    Have a glorious weekend!

    Much X

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  26. Hola Denise~

    Tee, hee....glad you got a giggle. I went a bit NUTSO with this post, you think? HA!

    Yes, I know that you know what I mean by this, being a fellow actor.

    "I think everyone should try live theater at some time during their lives, so they understand what it feels like to be up there, attempting to act or sing while someone is crinkling a candy wrapper two feet in front of them. ha!"

    AMEN!

    And btw, I also think everyone should try being a waiter/waitress at some point in their lives, so that they understand how difficult the job is and how important it is to respect waiters and waitresses.

    Always FAB to see ya, girl! Have a super-duper weekend!

    Say Hi to Florida for me!

    X

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  27. Hey Ron,
    Yes I can see your point. Never did think of the noise and how it can distrurb the performers as well as the patrons. I have say I have been as quilty as the next DUDE.
    I too cannot come to pay the price of the world debt for a snack at the movies. I too have and still smuggle food into the movie theater. I put 12 inch sausage and pepper grinder with hot cheese in the front of my pants along with a six pack of green tea 20 oz bottles. In the pockets of my jacket is the charcoal birquets and ligher fluid. In my hat are the burgers and hot dogs that I will grill in the last row.
    I will not bring in crinkly paper candy in to the show. I will smuggle a plate of pasta with anchovies and fresh tomatoes. The noise will not get to anyone but sure as hell; the lead actor will salivate by the second act. Especially when they get the wiff of the garlic bread and important smelly cheese.
    The hell with the movies I am off to the kitchen.

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  28. OMG, Dave......

    I wish you could see me right now; having fell of my chair and rolling on the floor DYING of laughter from reading your comment!!!!

    "I put 12 inch sausage and pepper grinder with hot cheese in the front of my pants along with a six pack of green tea 20 oz bottles.

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahaha!

    "The noise will not get to anyone but sure as hell; the lead actor will salivate by the second act. Especially when they get the wiff of the garlic bread and important smelly cheese."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahaha!

    Dave..........you CRACK ME THE HELL UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your brilliant wit, my friend!

    You're the BEST!

    Have a wonderful weekend, buddy!

    "In the pockets of my jacket is the charcoal birquets and ligher fluid."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    X

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  29. *sigh*
    I'm disallowed twizzlers and it SUCKS.

    And I'm such a sucker.
    Now, please keep in mind that the people around me OFTEN remark how I don't follow the simplest of instructions...but did I follow yours?
    Of course I did, dearheart.
    And did I turn the volume WAY up.
    Of COURSE I did, dearheart.
    And did I scramble to turn it DOWN.
    HOLY cow did I!! LOL G-d love ya!

    *shaking head*
    I can only imagine that in a theatre, echoing in those acoustics. Oy.
    Some people's kids..........

    I don't think I've ever, EVER snuck food into a live performance.
    Ever.
    That's just rude.
    And I always have the stupid cellphone on vibrate--never on a ringtone cuz they're stupid....omg are they just stupid!

    But I will admit to damn near getting mobbed at a rodeo event when I stood up during the calf roping event and yelled "RUN LITTLE COW!!! R U N ! ! ! ! !"

    Uh huh.....did.
    Something about the sea of cowboyhats turning in my direction apparently disturbed the folks I was with. *shrugs*

    So much so that I've never been invited to go to the rodeo since.
    Which is just as well.

    Poor little cows........

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  30. Hiya Mel~

    "...but did I follow yours?

    Of course I did, dearheart.
    And did I turn the volume WAY up.
    Of COURSE I did, dearheart.
    And did I scramble to turn it DOWN.
    HOLY cow did I!! LOL G-d love ya!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAHHA!

    OMG, I don't mean to laugh because I'm sure everyone at work thought, "What the hell is she listening to in her office??" But, the way in which you described that was HILARIOUS!!!!

    "And I always have the stupid cellphone on vibrate--never on a ringtone cuz they're stupid....omg are they just stupid!"

    *two thumbs up*

    Yaaaaaay you, you're one of considerate people!

    "But I will admit to damn near getting mobbed at a rodeo event when I stood up during the calf roping event and yelled "RUN LITTLE COW!!! R U N ! ! ! ! !"

    Bwhahahahahahahahhaha! That CRACKED ME UP because could just see you doing that! And ya know what? I would have done the same thing!

    Poor little cows.

    Oh, which reminds me...I downloaded those photos I took of the cow paintings (which I told you about on your blog), and will be posting them sometime next week on my photo blog. Just for YOU!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dearest lady. You always make be giggle with your sweet humor!

    Have a super-duper weekend, Mel!

    (((( You )))))

    X

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  31. Haha Ronnie you are too funny! I never got to preform in a real live theater but in high school I can remember the feeling well. People never really understood that we were actually people on stage which meant we had ears!! Thanks so much for sharing hopefully this makes a few people realize live theater and movie theater are quite different things!

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  32. Hey Shae~

    Tee, hee....aren't I silly, silly man?

    " I never got to preform in a real live theater but in high school I can remember the feeling well."

    Well, you actually DID perform in a real live theater, because high school shows count as performing live, most definitely. In fact, that's when I first started acting.

    "People never really understood that we were actually people on stage which meant we had ears!!"

    Exactly. And I think some audience members STILL can't understand that - HA!

    Always fab to see ya, Shae. Thanks oddles for stopping by.

    Have an AWESOME weekend!

    X

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  33. You crack me up! Food in a theater. Not in France, I tell ya. Donno about Canada yet. But in London, yep, they sell munchies too. I don't get it.

    Thank you for you ever so kind words! You have always always been there for me.

    Hugs!!!!!!!!!!

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  34. Bonjour Susu~

    " Food in a theater. Not in France, I tell ya."

    I'll bet. I've never visited France, but have always had a feeling they have a very strict standard for the do's and don't's of theater. Can you imagine someone walking into the Paris Opera House with a bag of Starlight Peppermints? HA!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, beautiful lady. LOVED your last blog post. And thank YOU for sharing it!

    Have a super Saturday!

    Ciao...X

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  35. Pamela D HartFebruary 04, 2012

    Oh.my.gosh! I did LIVE theater too!


    Seriously, dude (ha ha) WE.ARE.TWINS! Well, fraternal, because you are a boy and I am a girl. I KNOW this because I have long eyelashes (my son said that about his bunny once. lol. I really don’t have long eyelashes, but think my son was precious to say that at 3 years old!)


    Holy crap, Ron, WHAT don’t we have in common? Besides the boy-girl parts? (my bad, didn’t sleep well last night so I’m freaken slap-happy today).

    I really was LAUGHING OUT LOUD at your video—so funny! But not. It’s SO true.

    LIVE theater is NOT a movie or a football game YOU dorks!

    Are some people really so culturally stupid? Don’t answer that, it was rhetorical and of course they are.


    Ron, I also did extra work in a couple films. The movie She’s Out Of My League and a new one just coming out One For The Money. Extras do a lot of grunt work, but it’s a blast! And you get to see the ins and outs of movie making!


    Have a super weekend! Have some snowflakes here in Pittsburgh. Not so bad though.

    ((Hugs))

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  36. Hey there Pamela~

    "Oh.my.gosh! I did LIVE theater too!"

    Yaaaaaaaaaay! And do you know what's ironic? I had a feeling you also did live theater. It must be that LEO in us!!!

    "WE.ARE.TWINS!"

    "Holy crap, Ron, WHAT don’t we have in common? Besides the boy-girl parts? (my bad, didn’t sleep well last night so I’m freaken slap-happy today)."

    Bwhahhaahhahahahahaha! You crack me the hell up!!!

    "LIVE theater is NOT a movie or a football game YOU dorks!"

    Amen!

    And how COOL that you've done extra work in film!!! I'm gonna have to rent those two films so I can see you.

    It's funny, because I've done a bit of film work when I live in Florida, but felt so out of my element. I think some actors are meant for film and others for theater. I love WATCHING films, however the process of making a film is just too much "waiting around for them to adjust the lighting and cameras" and then being quickly called to the set and told, "Okay....now act." Hurry up and wait. I'm too impatient for film. Theater is more the actors medium, whereas film is more of a directors medium. I truly admire those actors who can do film, because it's not easy.

    Plus, I love performing live. It's so scary, but also invigorating.

    "Have some snowflakes here in Pittsburgh. Not so bad though."

    OMG...please send some my way, okay?????

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Always enjoy your comments!

    Have a super weekend.......X

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  37. Ha ha! We always did 'Live' shows and we encouraged noise from the audience. We were a performing puppet theatre - A rock group :)

    I can imagine it would be very disconcerting, hearing crackling bags a and such while trying to act or sing. I sometimes wonder what sort of people would do that. I wouldn't even do it at the cinema, and those places bast your ears off most of the time!

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  38. Hey Babs~

    "Ha ha! We always did 'Live' shows and we encouraged noise from the audience. We were a performing puppet theatre - A rock group :)"

    OMG....how COOL!!!!! That sounded like a BLAST! I've also done live children's theater were we too encouraged audience participation. Kids are the BEST audiences!!!

    "I sometimes wonder what sort of people would do that. I wouldn't even do it at the cinema, and those places bast your ears off most of the time!"

    Agree!

    Thanks oodles for stopping by, my friend. Hope you're enjoying a faaaaaaaaabulous weekend!

    X

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  39. Live theater is 100% different than movie theaters. People can really be sofa king rude!

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  40. Hey there my Libra friend Meleah~

    You said it, girl! 100% different.

    " People can really be sofa king rude!"

    HAHAHAHAHHAHA! I love how said that....'sofa king' rude!!!

    And you're sooooooooooooo right!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by. Hope you had a super weekend and got more of your novel written!

    I can't wait until you publish it!

    X

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  41. hilarious, but not funny at all. loved the video, too funny. yeah, you go dude, you tell 'em. when i know i'm going somewhere and i don't want to disturb peeps with my rustling of candy, i open the candy before i leave home and plop about 10 candies in a sandwich bag. no noise. i shhh people or give them they "I". "I wanna beat you like a drum look."

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  42. Hey there ladyV~

    "hilarious, but not funny at all."

    HAHAHHAAHAHAHAHA! Love you, woman!!!

    "when i know i'm going somewhere and i don't want to disturb peeps with my rustling of candy, i open the candy before i leave home and plop about 10 candies in a sandwich bag. no noise."

    You GO, girl! At SOMEONE knows the proper protocol!

    " i shhh people or give them they "I". "I wanna beat you like a drum look.""

    Bwhahahahahhahahaa! OMG...that make HOWL!

    Thanks oodles for stopping by. Hope you had a maaaavalous weekend!

    X

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  43. And remember...."I'm" going on your book tour with you!

    X

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  44. You better! I can't go alone!

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  45. Herman TurnipFebruary 05, 2012

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't a conductor recently stop a performance to yell at an audience member who left his cell phone ringing? Man, why don't more performers do that?! Embarrass the offenders and kick 'em out, I say!

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  46. Howdy Herman~

    After I received your comment, I did a quick Google search for that and yes!!!.....there was a conductor who just recently stopped a performance to yell at an audience member who's cell phone was ringing. His name is Alan Gilbert.

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.....Alan!

    Thanks so much for sharing that news, because it made me feel a hell of a lot better - HA!

    Hope you had a great weekend, buddy!

    X to you and the family!

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  47. Nice cell phone you've got there. I'd prefer mine in cotton candy pink, but hey - to each their own!

    I can only imagine what your fellow moviegoers must think when they see you reaching down your pants, and pulling out a great big Twizzler. I'm sure they're breathing sighs of relief right about that moment.

    Thanks for the PSA, by the way!

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  48. Hey there Mark~

    "Nice cell phone you've got there. I'd prefer mine in cotton candy pink, but hey - to each their own!"

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaha! OMG...I was so hoping someone say something about that phone. And leave it to YOU! CRACKED. ME. UP!!!

    I actually got that as a gift one year for Easter, from someone I work with. When I first got it, I took it into Trader Joe's and walked around the store, pretending to talk on it - I kind you not! You should have seen all the 'looks' I got!

    "I can only imagine what your fellow moviegoers must think when they see you reaching down your pants, and pulling out a great big Twizzler. I'm sure they're breathing sighs of relief right about that moment."

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha! I try to do it very 'daintly' so no one sees me. NOT!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. And thanks for the LAUGHS!!!!

    Have a super week!

    X

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  49. Did you hear about the recent orchestra conductor who stopped a performance when a cell phone went off? He asked the person to turn it off. I can only imagine that it pretty much ruined things for everyone else. I don't understand why people can't turn off their phones. If you can't go a couple of hours being unplugged, you've got problems.

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  50. AMEN!!! I hate being at a play/musical/dance and people are crinkling candy. I can understand a cough drop.... but not CANDY.

    Oh, is that a twizzler in your pocket, or are you just enjoying the movie!!

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  51. Hiya Katherine~

    "Oh, is that a twizzler in your pocket, or are you just enjoying the movie!!"

    Bwhahahahahahahahhaaha!

    Brilliant Mae West imitation, girl!

    Thanks so much for dropping by, Katherine! Enjoy the rest of your week!

    X

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  52. You kill me! Hey, you lied. You DO have a cell phone! I had the volume so high that the dogs thought that I was opening candy and came running. :-)

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  53. Hiya Chrissy~

    " Hey, you lied. You DO have a cell phone!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, it's the newest thing from Apple. It's called, The Bunny Apple Phone!

    "I had the volume so high that the dogs thought that I was opening candy and came running."

    OMG.....how funny!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl!

    X

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