[SCA-AE] Noise at events
welshborderer at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 13 13:46:18 EDT 2005
--- Diana Slivinska <slavicdiva at pobox.com> wrote:
> Greetings, all!
<snipping for space only>
In some ways, I agree with Giulietta. Sound systems
*can be* obtrusive. That is one reason why I tend to
say sound reinforcement, which is an art
in-and-of-itself. It takes a good bit of skill to make
the speaker sound like the speaker as opposed to
making them sound like a voice over a loud-speaker.
While I will grant you that I have *never* had any
trouble hearing Giulietta in court, there have been a
number of courts (most notably in a nearby barony)
where I could not even hear the Herald, and I *was*
sitting close to the front.
Granted also that oration is a dying art. I'm a
folk-singer; I know how to project. So do those who
have any theater or public speaking experience. The
problem lies in two places...
First and foremost, as I said at the outset of my
original posting, the problem lies in *Personal
If you aren't going to sit quietly in court, don't go
to court. Have the basic, elementary, courtesy to put
your fellow SCAdians first. If your friends want to go
to court, and be able to hear what is being said,
please let them. You can carry on a conversation
anywhere. Don't do it in court. It is the
Responsibility of the individual person do conduct
themselves with good manners and courtesy and
That will eliminate a good portion of the problem.
It will not however eliminate *all* of the problems.
There are those who simply *cannot* speak with any
kind of volume.
It is those persons who might benefit from a bit of
subtle sound reinforcement.
By the way, Giulietta, I agree with you about the
Coopers' barn. I haven't been to Ice Dragon for about
20 years, so I couldn't comment on that hall, but the
barn is *awful*!
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