Very rare that this happens, but almost every time it does, I feel it’s unnatural and it’s more performative than an actual way of showing appreciation.
Nothing worse than when someone stands up to start a standing ovation towards the front, then turns around and looks at the rest of the audience like “What, you’re not standing ovationing?”.
I have taken part in a standing ovation
I have started a standing ovation
I have been one of the early standers in a standing ovation, and later sat down when I realised I was in the minority
I’m not saying that they can’t be sincere, I’ve definitely felt like just fucking doing them sometimes, but there’s something complex about the social dynamics of them, like someone trying to start a conga or a Mexican wave, but more sincere.
You know at a gig when the artist is finished and people clap, is that a standing ovation?
I think in that case then the audience have to sit down, and only applies if the band is not James
like is it a standing ovation only if you are ordinarily sat down?
I would say yes, but a poll would confirm this for sure
i think you clap seated then for some reason clap some more and stand up and whoop
theatre people do it a lot
the standing ovation discourse from Venice / Cannes film festivals etc was doing my head in about a month ago. stuff like this
didn’t post anything about it at the time though because that would be playing right into “their” hands!
did this for Ian McKellan as Hamlet last month
this is a Very Funny headline though
i dont think its something @Bamnan will like
If I’m standing already, then my way of showing extra appreciation is to clap with my hands in the air and to do occasional "whoop"s
At a seated gig it’s a nicer thing if it happens mid-gig at some point, it feels more earned and less “this is what we have to do now” than one at the end.
i have been in places where people do it but i dont do it usually, may have done it on rare occasion.
feels awkward when everyone around you is suddenly standing and you’re not though
if you’re in a t-shirt and jeans or something fair enough but if you’re in a suit and a bowtie and you do a standing ovation you’re just showing off
was going to offer another example, but that was just people standing In Respect without any ovation giving
woo! look at my suit and my bowtie! bravo!