I’ve been shhhhhsh’d on the bus.
I’ve been shhhhhhsh’d in a café.
I’ve been shhhhhhhsh’d in the office.
Ok, I admit it, I can be pretty loud, but I’ve even been shhhhhhhsh’d at a gig!
The Germans just love their quiet. Even at a concert they prefer it when everyone stands around silently appreciating the music, rather than dancing and having fun.
We were shhhhhhhhhsh’d at an electronic concert. I couldn’t believe it! It is not a library, it’s a place where people go to dance, party and let their hair down. How could someone really think it was ok to shhhhh us?
So we were deliberately loud after that. Petty, but childishly satisfying.
But for the rest of the gig I kind of wanted to shake people and shout at them, “Why aren’t you dancing?” dance goddamnit, this is Digitalism.