Better than Hockey!
Stuffy? Bourgeoisie? A place where people don’t get into fistfights?
Bah, I say! BAH!
Fun stuff happens at orchestra concerts too! Check out this article about the apparent brawl in the expensive seats during a Chicago Symphony Concert!
Just as the [Brahms Symphony no. 2] second movement was drawing to a gentle close — with Music Director Riccardo Muti at the podium — a man in his 30s, according to police, started punching a 67-year-old man inside one of the boxes.
Now, I can say publicly that I am completely against the abuse of our elders. And obviously, this is a terrible situation. And whatever was going on, there was no reason to start punching another person at an orchestra concert.
But I do find it interesting in light of my previous article, Public Images, that phones ringing and babies crying gets conductors to stop the show, but a fight only gets the evil eye from Muti. Which probably looked like this.