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Rudeness in the tent

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Dear Editor:It’s unfortunate The Aspen Institute timed the start of Dennis Ross’ lecture to coincide with the conclusion of Sunday’s concert.The result was an incredible amount of rudeness and disruption in the tent. A huge number of people exhibited bad manners by rushing out before James Conlon had acknowledged even the first full round of applause. Additionally, there were many rude enough to exit between movements. And some real jerks actually left in the middle of the last movement.A delay by the institute of only a half-hour might have saved both those who departed early, and the rest of the audience, from such a wholesale display of selfish, rude and crude behavior.Kiefer MendenhallAspen


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