[SCA-AE] Noise at events
Taranach at ClanIcePhoenix.org
taranach at clanicephoenix.org
Wed Oct 12 20:22:37 EDT 2005
Cheryl Ronolder wrote:
> Eithne Inghean Riocaird wrote:
>>Has noise ever adversely affected your enjoyment of
> Yes, see above. I wish that our Kingdom would invest
> in a good wireless microphone & sound system to be
> used during court. I know, I know it isn't period at
> all, but it would certainly help to alleviate some of
> the hearing problems caused by loud, rude people
> Just my two cents.
> Aleyd von Kiel
Here again, I concur with the statement... Why have we *NOT* gone for
something so very helpful? I don't buy the "It isn't period" argument at
all... Porta Johns and "flushies" are not period either, nor are modern
stoves, cleanliness, refridgerators, and a whole host of other things,
and yet we make use of them all the same.
I am all for researching exactly how they did things and re-creating
them whenever possible, and yet I have been seeing the focus shifting to
exclusivity in this regard. If we are going to play the "that wasn't
period" game, then let's eliminate *ALL* things that weren't period...
such as eyeglasses with arms, batteries, light bulbs, sandwiches, cans
and can openers, rubber bands and safety pins, sewing machines (there
goes a LOT of garb!), toilet paper (as well as flush toilets)... shall I
Strike a balance... use the modern equivalents and "aids" where
necessary but keep it unobtrusive and hidden. Let's look into a small PA
type system that could be placed under the thrones or otherwise hidden.
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