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Criticism over audiences’ behavior during concerts in Lafayette sparks debate

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After two well-known artists passed through Lafayette, attendees of both events took to Facebook immediately to talk about their experiences at the concerts.   The conversation though was just as much about their fellow concert-goers’ behavior, as it was about the show itself.

Country music singer Alan Jackson’s “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” performance was disrupted when a beer was thrown at him in the Cajundome November 3, 2017 (Video from Justin Romero).  Viewers tell us folk blues singer Ray LaMontagne was nearly drowned out by all of the crowd conversations during his sold-out show at the Heymann Center November 7, 2017.

Here are some comments from some in Acadiana, including other musicians, with thoughts on the debate:  

One fan posted on the Heymann Center’s wall: 

The facility responded:  “ We were definitely taken aback, and we will be taking steps to correct and curtail bad theater etiquette immediately. We feel not only enforcement but education in listening room etiquette will be important.”

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