9 Stages of Being an Annoyed Theatregoer (as Told Through GIFs) | Playbill

News 9 Stages of Being an Annoyed Theatregoer (as Told Through GIFs)
We've all been there: You sit down to watch a Broadway show. The lights go down and the curtain goes up... and the person next to you pulls out his/her phone. Or a candy. Or begins talking.

In sympathy for our fellow audience members, Playbill.com offers an illustrated guide of the stages of being an annoyed theatregoer.

1. When people aren't on time for the show


2. When people unwrap candy or throat drops during the performance


3. When people yell the actors' names when they walk onstage


4. When people comment on the action onstage


5. When people sing along


6. When people's phones vibrate nonstop with text messages


7. Or even worse, when their phones ring during the show


8. When you make eye contact with the offending audience member on your way out


9. When you finally are leaving the show and can say goodbye to the rude audience members

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