To: Trends Desk
Re: Who’s got a third?
OK, there was that Steve Martin crowd
in mid-discussion, right? And then there was the heckler at
, who made it into the reviews by yelling “I feel like a guinea pig tonight” during one of the multiple technical delays in the troubled megabudget musical.
So it’s like a thing—Crowd [in] Control!—now. Like, Internet, instant gratification, Twitter, real-time feedback. People feeling empowered (entitled?) to demand change right away, and to get it. (Tea Parties?) (Or remember how
crowdsourced its own production? We Are All Snakes on a Plane Now!) (Hey, the Tea Party uses those
Anyway, that’s all the dropback analysis or whatever. We just need like one more current example. (Do Bill Simmons’
count? Or is that more like a flash-mob thing?) The New Heckling. Who can we get on it?