Attack of the standing ovaters: Vol. 2
By DENNIS ABRAMS,
For The Chronicle
It’s time again to take a stand against standing.About a year ago, I wrote a piece for the Chronicle describing an epidemic of standing ovations at public performances. Nearly every performance here, I noted, receives a standing ovation, whether deserved or not. And this, I felt, had to stop. . . .
[you get the point. Funny article no longer available online.]
I have had this experience multiple times. I feel a performance was just fine, but not necessarily stellar, and I watch the crowd slowly rise while I, growing almost more obstinate, retain my seat to “maintain” my opinion against the swelling opposition. Are they idiots, I think? Did we just hear the same performance? (more…)