Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Seven Deadly Sins!
Merhaba magazine, Liz's regular column, I got to pondering and humming and hawing and all of that sort of stuff, as you do. And the topic sort of opened up and grew and grew ...
What Great Life Mystery you may ask has prompted all this pondering and deep cogitation? Well, it's a topic dear to all of our dancing hearts, that of haflas! Now in her article Liz gave some excellent advice for hafla hosts, and she also touched briefly on the thorny subject of hafla etiquette, particularly as it relates to audiences - and it was this that rung lots of bells for me and dovetailed nicely with the Newly Identified Phenomenon, which I shall continue to tantalise you with remorselessly for a few paragraphs yet.
And yes, very often there is. At least one audience member who doesn't quite get it right ...
So here it is folks - based on things I've seen over the past few years, here's a quick guide to Hafla Etiquette for Audiences via the Seven Deadly Sins of Hafla Going. Get yer 'I Spy' books out - how many of these have YOU spotted?
Oh, and similarly if you don't approve of the venue/car park/beer/food or even if you're just peeved that you didn't win the raffle - save your thoughts until a later time when maybe they might be more appropriately voiced as constructive criticism rather than just whinging.
And yes, sadly I have actually seen it.
Oh and of course if you do insist on keeping that grumpy Hafla Face then you may well ruin my photos. Which will make me cross.
DISCLAIMER : Whilst the Seven Deadly Sins highlighted above are all taken from real events, my comments are NOT aimed at any particular individuals. If you think it's about you, then chances are it probably isn't. It's like in class when the teacher says 'Keep your shoulders down and back' and everyone checks and corrects themselves - bar the one person with their shoulders round their ears.....
So there you go. Venting over. Back to Midsomer Murders for me.
Until next time, happy dancing (and hafla-going) wherever you are!