OK to take pictures at classical concerts?


My recent piece of over-nuanced sarcasm has been abbreviated on Twitter to ask OK to take pictures at classical concerts? In answer to that question I offer this link to a brief video.

Also on Facebook and Twitter. Photo comes via a recommended Rolling Stone article titled The 10 Most Annoying Concert Behaviors. Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as "fair use", for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s).

Comments

Pliable said…
Zach England comments on Facebook:

During bows? OK, maybe. While performing? No way. However, if Keith Jarrett is so intent on decorum from his audience he might do well to mind the way he speaks to them.
Anonymous said…
Italian audiences are the worst anyway. The current anything audiences do is OK ideology is based on the received idea that they walked around and talked in the 18th c, and it was OK then, wasn't it, so why not now? Plus ongoing reaction against po-faced Victorianism in such matters. (Which must be the longest-running cultural reaction in human history.) I'm with Jarrett.

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