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Dancers: 1, Sticks-in-the-Mud: 0

First First Friday

What the F, r4WBlt5?

Ironwood Studios

Get Well Soon

Dancers: 1, Sticks-in-the-Mud: 0

Blocking their view? Wait a sec. Isn’t getting mad at somebody for dancing at a Scott Miller show kind of like getting mad at a football fan for standing up in the student section of a UT football game? A classical music or acoustic set we can understand, but in this case, the aesthetic at hand was rock’n’roll. Besides which, at various other Bijou shows throughout the past year ( Broken Social Scene , Dresden Dolls , etc.), we’ve seen plenty of dancing—some of which was, gasp, actually encouraged and appreciated.

Gradually, by the midnight toast, almost everybody was standing up and getting into the action (with the possible exception of the sticks-in-the-mud on the front row), and security ruled that so long as nobody was blocking the aisles, dancing was OK. All’s well that ends well, but still, we think the situation raised some questions that the Bijou might consider addressing in the coming year. When, and where, is it permissible to dance? Is it OK when everybody else is dancing, but not cool when only one person is? Should there be non-dancing shows, just like there are non-smoking shows?

We’re confident the theater will get its policies sorted out, but in the meantime, a word to the wise: If you’re going to sit on the front row (and it’s not like you don’t have a choice), you might as well act like you want to be there. It’s a rock show, not your living room sofa. Stand up. 

First First Friday

What the F, r4WBlt5?

Ironwood Studios

Get Well Soon

On Jan. 4, at 8 p.m., there will be an impromptu jam session at the Corner Lounge to help raise money for the surgery. If you can’t make it, there will be a bigger celebration/fundraiser sometime in March. In the meantime, keep “Detroit” Dave in your thoughts. We’ll all be jamming together again as soon as possible.