Thursday, October 06, 2005

Bully of the Opera

Last night I went to see Phantom of the Opera for the first time. It was fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. As Mina said, we had the full NY experience, a misguided dinner, a show and aimlessly strolling around NY before my train home (check out her blog
But, perhaps the most interested part of the night was the fight that broke out in the two rows behind us during the intermission.
Fight? On Broadway? You don’t say?
Oh, I do say.
Perhaps the most uncouth, soprano-esque old man was making noise during the entire first half of the show (he was two rows behind us). We can only imagine that the people in front of him (behind us) asked him to be quieter when intermission started. Well, this DID NOT go over well with gramps and he started threatening the woman and her husband. The woman tried to defend her husband as he walked away saying “don’t you touch my husband” while the old man said he would “kick his ass.” Then old mans wife chimes in “you’re such a bitch.” At this point EVERYONE around them is looking at them in awe of this crazy display of irrationality and the 2 people next to the instigators who I can only assume were related to them somehow were trying to sink into their seats and pretend they didn’t know the crazies. Then the disgruntled man yells out “faggot” which was totally inappropriate.
At this point we had enough of the show and walked away discussing whether or not the guy would get thrown out of the theatre. While chatting in the lobby I saw the “relatives” of crazy & his wife quickly walking out of the theatre and when we returned to our seats we found out that crazy man was escorted out of the theatre by the cops. Only in New York my friends… only in New York.


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