Monday, March 14, 2011

Tim Minchin

Tim Minchen vs the ASO - hysterically funny and well worth seeing, but I couldn't help but wonder if the ASO could have made their warning about the content a bit more obvious. 
You'll notice in the fine print the following words:

"Adult themes" hardly did justice to it.  What they really needed was this:

Minchin's language was about as raw as anything I've struck before.  Not that this was a problem for the great majority of the audience (who were of course way younger than a typical ASO audience), but I couldn't help but notice a reasonable number of the typical 70 yo - 80 yo ASO crowd lining up to get in, including several around me.  Their stoney faces, lack of applause and non-appearance after the interval kind of added to the humour of the evening in a perverse way, but on sober reflection I couldn't help but feel a bit sorry for them.  Clearly the ASO needs to be doing this kind of concert to widen their audience base, but in the process they could do a little more to look after their more "mature" fan base.

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