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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

The Burning Question*: Is it OK to talk at gigs?

Let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)


WE KNOW HOW you feel.

It’s Wednesday, you want to get out of the office but there’s still half a week to go.

So do like we do here in HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.


This week: It’s a well-documented problem – music lovers despise people who talk during gigs. They were given some choice names when this discussion began at TJ HQ.

But no matter who tells them – or how many times – people continue to yabber away, even during the quietest or most soulful moments.

Others will say it’s a social occasion that fans have paid good money for – if they want to talk, dance, shout or sing, let them be.

Where do you fall? Is it OK to talk at gigs?

Poll Results:

No (3054)
Yes (1783)
Can't we all just get along? (856)

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Read: We asked Enda some of life’s burning questions*

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