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Old 03-22-2015, 08:05 PM
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Default Poster mentioned this event last night at Brownwood

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I can't figure out how to attach the picture, but was at Brownwood today and at 11:45 saw some guy tying together 3 of his own chairs (no problem with him setting up his own chairs) to 4 Villages chairs then he walked away. I was by myself so chose not to confront him. Rude and selfish!
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Yep, Villagers do love Scooter. He always draws a huge crowd - just like Rocky and Uncle Bob.

However, if you go to Brownwood or Lake Sumter on a summer night and they have Carol Ann or some other performer of her caliber performing, you will have almost the entire square to yourself.
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:11 PM
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How can visitors bring their own? Preview visitors comes to mind.
Maybe they should hand out folding chairs, which are locked up till around a half hr before the show. Don't they use folding chairs at Brownwood? I am not saying saving chairs is the right thing to do, but no matter where you go , squares, socials, club meetings you will see this. Recently I went to a club event. Four of us walked in a half hour before it started, at least 40 % of the tables ,which seat around 20, had seats saved. We went to two tables and were told ,these seats were saved. At that second table I said sorry you can't save seats and sat down. They weren't happy but who cares.
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Are you one of the seat ropers?
Sorry to disappoint but 'no'. . . never have... never will.

I usually sit outside the square

If I feel it's going to be too crowded for me to be comfortable, I do not attend!
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so did anyone cut the ropes on the tied chairs?
nope
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I still like the "honey concept" that was presented earlier. Would be easy to do with just a little squeeze bottle and leave an impression with the rude and selfish "ropers".
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It doesn't happen that often. If you think roping is rude, you really must look at how you plan to react. Wow!
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It doesn't happen that often...
Very subjective statement.
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Very subjective statement.
No, it really is not a very subjective statement. I wonder about the mentality of someone who really would carry a squeeze bottle of honey with them to the squares just in order to search out chairs roped together - especially when there were other seats available.

For MOST performances, there are plenty of seats available. Yes, for Rocky, Scooter, Uncle Bob, and maybe Cactus Jack, you would have to rely on bringing your own folding camp chair.
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Very subjective statement.
No, it really is not a very subjective statement. I wonder about the mentality of someone who really would carry a squeeze bottle of honey with them to the squares just in order to search out chairs roped together - especially when there were other seats available.

For MOST performances, there are plenty of seats available. Yes, for Rocky, Scooter, Uncle Bob, and maybe Cactus Jack, you would have to rely on bringing your own folding camp chair.

However, even in high snowbird season, for MOST performers, no problem. There will be seats tied together at the squares BUT there will still be plenty of seats available for you. Don't let some seats tied together bother you. Bring a folding camp chair from home and place it ANYWHERE you want. You can have the front row seat if you want.
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No, it really is not a very subjective statement...
From the Oxford Dictionary: subjective - Based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions.

Now tell me how "It doesn't happen that often" does not fit that definition as it relates to this topic.
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As my follow up on this issue, I report that the online petition does not have enough signatures to make it significant in expressing an opinion, therefore I intend to dismiss it and take it down from the online site. I do think this is still a significant problem. I have to be honest and state that for me it is more significant that it is such a selfish and inconsiderate practice, even more than the fact that it is wrong. I don't like the practice of those who only consider the welfare of themselves and not the good of the whole. Nevertheless, thanks for reading this thread and including your comments, regardless of your position on the issue.
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As my follow up on this issue, I report that the online petition does not have enough signatures to make it significant in expressing an opinion, therefore I intend to dismiss it and take it down from the online site. I do think this is still a significant problem. I have to be honest and state that for me it is more significant that it is such a selfish and inconsiderate practice, even more than the fact that it is wrong. I don't like the practice of those who only consider the welfare of themselves and not the good of the whole. Nevertheless, thanks for reading this thread and including your comments, regardless of your position on the issue.
Thanks, Cedwards, for being one of the ones who wants to make the effort to effect change rather than lie down and accept the norm even while the behavior flies in the face of the "rules." One can only try.
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I guess now we know that it is "not that big of a deal".........based on the lack of signers of the petition.
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