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Dancing Defiance


Thursday, November 15, 2012
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My sister and I had a great time at the Monkees concert at the Arlington on Friday night. However, when did it become a rule that you are not supposed to stand while doing so? The poor ushers had to patrol around and tell people to sit down. Our tiny area of fans decided not to take it and stood in the far left aisle and danced our butts off. I don’t understand why most of the people there spent at least $50 to see a band that probably will never tour together again and just sit there doing the golf clap? Furthermore, why ruin it for those of us who actually want to dance in one place (oh, the horror!) and show those guys how much we love them? Even they commented on how “apparently there is no standing allowed in Santa Barbara” and that it was not ordered by them. Say the reason was that it was a fire hazard. If that is the case, why were we allowed to dance in the aisle? I’m so sorry, Mike, Peter, and Micky.

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The aisle are to be open incase of an emergency, if they're not, the Fire Department can fine the Arlington for Fire safety violations. The security ain't there to spoil the fun, just keep the lines of safety open.

dou4now (anonymous profile)
November 15, 2012 at 10:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)

dou4now, I took the letter to be explaining that they danced in the aisle AFTER being told to sit in their seats, not the other way around.

I don't think I'd take this sitting down either. Dancing at a concert at the Arlington doesn't seem odd to me, but then again, it's been a while since I attended one there. It's ridiculous to think it's a "rule" when you're in your own seat. In the aisle, fair enough. There IS a fire code, but in your seat you should be able to stand or dance as you wish.

Native1 (anonymous profile)
November 15, 2012 at 4:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Then there's always the poor people sitting behind you who can no longer see the stage because you're fantasizing you're dancing at the Pismo Ballroom when in reality you're blocking another paying ticket holder in a theater. Especially lame if the some of the people behind you are not able to stand to see past you're uncontrollable need to dance, and many people if they can stand won't be able to see past you anyways
Grow up, dance where appropriate.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
November 18, 2012 at 9:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Perhpas Kevin Bacon's rebellious spirit is needed to shake up the populace.

Stumbling_Distance (anonymous profile)
November 19, 2012 at 6:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Because no one in the row behind wants to pay their $50 to see only your bouncing arse.

John_Adams (anonymous profile)
November 19, 2012 at 10:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It's amazing how selfish people are.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
November 19, 2012 at 12:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

How selfish are people to want to dance at a music concert, especially a rock concert.

SBLoc (anonymous profile)
November 19, 2012 at 1:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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