2.03.2005

Regarding boos

Apparently there seems to be a mini-tempest over the boos during the SOTU yesterday. Not only do I support booing, I think there should be more of it. Anything to make it seem like something real is going on. The canned standing Os make it unwatchable.

For some reason I connect this with Alex Ross's posts on why a classical audience should applaud between movements. See here and here and here and here. Maybe it's just being in favor of more lifelike behavior -- or, as someone once told my wife, "I like a girl with spontenuity."

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