Phones on silent mode — and stop tweeting!

Published December 15, 2018, 4:30 AM

by manilabulletin_admin


Rules are there for safety, fairness, and inclusion.

In this light, and with holiday concerts happening almost nightly from hereon ’till New Year’s Eve, Bulletin Entertainment compiled guidelines on etiquette to make watching any live show more enjoyable for all.

Scalpers? No way!
Purchase tickets from legit, trusted sources to avoid getting scammed.
Do not buy from scalpers, a person who resells shares or tickets at a large or quick profit. Although it can be tempting knowing they usually sell tickets cheaper than the original price, it’s a crime.

Dress appropriately
Theatergoers usually dress in business or casual wear. Always remove your hat because that might be blocking another person’s view.
If attending a rock or concert, wear whatever attire you want.

Punctuality, baby
Arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance and no later than 15 minutes before the start of a performance. It shows respect for the actors/artists on the stage, as well as to your fellow attendees.
Go to the restroom before you sit down – or during intermission numbers or break – and not during the performance. Doing so will be disruptive to persons seated in your row and to the performers on stage.


Stay quiet
Don’t talk loudly during a live performance. Turn off your cellphone because the light and noise from it and other electronic devices is a big distraction.
It’s exciting but do not sing along. Unless asked to sing along by the actors/artists on stage, refrain from singing, humming, or whistling the tunes you hear.
Stay awake. Don’t waste your ticket. Snoring or leaning your head on someone’s shoulder when you fall asleep is embarassing.

Savor the moment
Even though many people do it, taking photos or videos of a show then uploading it in whole or even just in parts might get you into trouble (maybe check camcording or copyright law?).
In some cases if you are caught doing those things, an authority may confiscate your phone until the end of performance or ask you to leave the venue.