Saturday, March 10, 2012

Chicago Orchestra brawl: Fist fight in elite seats stuns symphony patrons

It gets so quiet during the second movement of the Brahms Symphony No. 2, you could almost hear a pin drop.

Or a sneeze. Or a fist hitting a face.

Such was the case Thursday night at Orchestra Hall in a ruckus the Chicago Symphony Orchestra officially described as “an incident” between “two patrons.” But shocked concert-goers and police called it a fist fight in one of the boxes — where the elite typically sit and expect a more refined experience.

Just as the second movement was drawing to a gentle close — with Music Director Riccardo Muti at the podium — a man in his 30s, according to police, started punching a 67-year-old man inside one of the boxes.



Anonymous said...

Gangsta Rap Orchestra!

Mozart up! Beethoven down niggers!

Where my Baches at, dog!? Johann Sebastian, fool! Come holler at some Vivaldi!

I Voted For Obama said...

My second movements are very noisy.

Anonymous said...

Was Duke Involved?

Anonymous said...

Must have been SHITHEADS..cant keep quiet in a movie theater either.

Anonymous said...

Everybody knows that you DON'T eat potato chips during a symphony concert.