From The Guardian’s Michael Hann’s review of Kraftwerk at Tate Modern:
Three times I move around the front of the hall – one of the wonderful things about the arrangement of these shows is the ability to move without any hindrance to wherever you want – to escape groups of people not just exchanging the occasional word but having full and loud conversations. Hang on, you sold your mother’s soul to get a ticket for one of these events, and now you’re going to talk through it? It’s music-as-social-event writ large.
Seriously, what is it about some people? It does give the impression that there were far too many people at the Tate Modern that weren’t actually there for the music, but because it was the place to be seen. I’d like to say one advantage of like obsure progressive rock bands is that they don’t attract the poseurs, but sadly prog gigs aren’t immune to loud talking either.