Social Music

There are people who take videos of performances on their phone to share on social media and chat loudly while a band is playing…you know these people. Performances for some of these folk are considered more social gatherings than anything.

It’s not just an isolated social phenomena.

Operas back in the 17th and 18th centuries was considered places for meeting other people and gossiping and such. Sometimes musicians would have to fight against the audience to be heard.

Then again there is a balance between socializing and music that has been met for hundreds of years. These previous cases are merely extreme examples.

Music brings people together. That’s not a bad thing. Yet lest we forget why we came together in the first place.

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