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 Chairs??? At least SOMEONE gets it! 
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Post Re: Chairs??? At least SOMEONE gets it!
"" I'm not gonna vote for more rules... we go to festivals to get away from most of the idiotic social customs and rules for a time, and be a bit more free than the regular world lets us... keep the rules simple and few, and let kindness rule rather than a rule book... ""

THIS. ↑↑↑↑ SO well said.

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"" I'm not gonna vote for more rules... we go to festivals to get away from most of the idiotic social customs and rules for a time, and be a bit more free than the regular world lets us... keep the rules simple and few, and let kindness rule rather than a rule book... ""

THIS. ↑↑↑↑

Author - Beach Bob - Monday 20 MAY 2013 - 8:22 am
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Post Re: Chairs??? At least SOMEONE gets it!
Next thing we know we'll have Umpires walking around making calls... :?


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Post Re: Chairs??? At least SOMEONE gets it!
Gregg sits during his show. So sitting is okay with me.
I would prefer an open area close to the stage for dancers and roving picture takers. I've weaved through dancers to the front and taken a memorable picture, then weaved back and maybe sit awhile in a chair left by someone. The dancers smile and are giving of space. The chair people give dirty looks. And it's sometimes impossible to get up front to dance with the happy folks, with too many chairs forming a roadblock.
Folks just need to be reminded of expected rock concert etiquette, rather than given rules, because there are always exceptions to a rule.

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Post Re: Chairs??? At least SOMEONE gets it!
beach bob wrote:
Harmonica_Dude wrote:
My pet peeve is when people park the chairs and walk away.
If you have people staying with them, that's one thing.
But to see rows of parked chairs when people are looking for a spot to see the music... That's wrong.

Answer: Chair squat ;)

As a longtime SOSMP patron, going to the Magnolia events, there's a long standing informal 'rule' about the chairs for those fests: Set yours where you please, but it's available for anyone to use, if you aren't there using it. The implied rule is be nice, and don't get wound up if someone is lounging in your chair, just ask for it back. Accordingly, don't be a tool when someone reclaims their chair; be appreciative that it was there for you to rest in for a spell. Works very well. One time I had a dolt do minor damage my chair, but after 10+ years it's a pretty foolproof approach.

While there's lots of younger folks (well, younger than *me*, which is an increasingly larger & larger segment of the festy audience :P ) at Wanee, there's definitely a segment that skews older, in some cases nearly as old as some of the Brothers even :o :D ... so chairs are just gonna be part of the experience. I find I can no longer stand for hours to catch music. Just how it is, for me.

That said, I stick my chair near the board at the Peach stage. I do think it's sort of rude to plop your chair two feet from the picket fence... but I'm not gonna vote for more rules... we go to festivals to get away from most of the idiotic social customs and rules for a time, and be a bit more free than the regular world lets us... keep the rules simple and few, and let kindness rule rather than a rule book... :geek:


yes, very well stated & I share your thoughts. I guess the people who do park their chairs up close & then leave them vacant is more so the issue ~ if people need to sit, or even just prefer, that is cool but it's when you abandon them for the whole day that it does become rude to others. Being kind to one another in general is a very simple rule indeed.


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still with the chairs...... :roll: :lol:

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Jensen B Gator wrote:
...Umpires walking around making calls... :?

BALL FOUR!!!

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shaw23 wrote:
why are chairs any worse than laying out a blanket to reserve space?


TRUE! Or a canopy thing.

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NCviper wrote:
still with the chairs...... :roll: :lol:



C'mon. You know you love it! Gets that bile flowing!

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Just to stir some. This is from The Festy site...

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Lawn chairs will be permitted in the concert grounds but must remain behind the sound board after 4PM. We do not have a reserved “viewing” area in in front of the stage for lawn chairs. This area is Standing Room Only after 4PM.

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Post Re: Chairs??? At least SOMEONE gets it!
Jensen B Gator wrote:
Next thing we know we'll have Umpires walking around making calls... :?



Will there be instant replay?

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