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Question 1 - Concert watching activities

Last night B& I went to see Dick Gaughan (Scottish folk singer with a political/historical, bent more B's thing than mine) and I took some knitting with me. I'm not really a sit and do nothing, listen to music sort of person I get bored and fidgety. Did think taking a book might look a bit rude so I settled on knitting as in case it was dark I didn't need to look at what I was doing. I got a couple of smiles and someone asked what I was knitting.

Do you take anything to do when going to a concert? Do you think it's rude or acceptable?

Question 2 when I've remembered what it was going to be!

Posted at 6th Oct 2012 - 12:53PM   Posted by CalicoKate   Question 1 - Concert watching activities Comments: 5

Ivy's Avatar I never dared taking my knitting to a concert but there are two reasons really.
1) mostly I go to classical concerts and the clicking and moving of arms might irritate others.
2) if I go to a folk concert they are mostly stand up concerts and I find it uncomfortable to stand while knitting. It really depends on the situation I think if it can be counted as rude (ie not paying attention) or not. We had some teachers at school who would allow knitting during class and other's who were strictly against it. They considered it to be rude...

Posted by: Ivy on 6th Oct 2012 at 01:12PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar I've seen people knitting quite often at folk nights and ceilidhs where the setting is quite informal and you're usually sitting round tables.
Don't think I'd try it at the Ballet thoughVery Happy

We did have one bloke sat reading intently through one our "Show" type ceilidhs which was very distracting (one wondered why he'd come when participation was a big part of the event) but he regretted it after becoming a big part of the comedians act in the second half of the eveningLaughing

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 6th Oct 2012 at 01:27PM

I'm too caught up in the music to do anything else except listen and watch, especially if they are playing lots of different instruments.

Posted by: Quilting Cat on 6th Oct 2012 at 02:59PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar I laughed out loud reading this - sorry CK! I have often wanted to take my knitting to something that didn't really engage my interest but I was there to please someone else.
Last week I sat through two hours of devotional songs in our local church and I could have done with some needlework. But what if I had dropped a needle - the noise would have reverberated all around! Perhaps my Sudoko would have kept me amused.
There used to be a Bridge programme on the TV years ago where one of the players did embroidery during the game. She got quite a bit of criticism for her actions but she was an international player so her ability to play bridge wasn't in question.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 8th Oct 2012 at 11:02AM

CalicoKate's Avatar I struggle to sit and do 'nothing' Knitting I can watch what's going on as I don't really need to watch my fingers. We went for a while to a folk 'evening' in a pub near Oban I always took my knitting so that I could join in the singing & general jolly but not get fidgety!

Posted by: CalicoKate on 8th Oct 2012 at 04:47PM

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