Re: [Fwd: Concerts in Nov.]

Subject: Re: [Fwd: Concerts in Nov.]
Date: Mon Nov 15 1999 - 06:41:04 EST

Chris recalls:

>All of this talk of high-volume concert levels brings back memories of the
>CEC >convergence< festival at the Banff Centre back in 1989. At that time,
>Paul Dolden sparked off a similar line of debate after the presentation of
>his work "Below the Walls of Jericho". Anybody else remember that?

>Since I was aware of what to expect, I positioned myself out in the theatre
>lobby just before this work began. I do remember others out there, as well.
>From the lobby, it just seemed like an earthquake rolling through the area.

The seating was on 'bleachers' (like at a high school basketball game).
Ingress was difficult, and with 120 people cheek by jowl, egress, except
from the end of the rows, was almost impossible.

I sat about six seats away from a mother who held her 5-6 year old
daughter on her knee. While most of us were able to block our ears with
our fingers, the mother chose to put her fingers in her daughter's ears.



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