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13 April 2012 @ 06:19 am
Music in bars  
Playing music to help people converse is like helping people enjoy an art museum by shining spotlights in their eyes. So why do they do it? It sells booze.

Thanx to Making Light.
dd-bdd_b on April 13th, 2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
Quite a number of the times I've been in bars has been to hear the band. Often because friends are playing in it. And I've usually bought drinks. So I suppose it does sell booze.
Carbonelcarbonel on April 13th, 2012 02:23 pm (UTC)
The only reason I'll stay at a too-loud bar is if I'm there for the music. Otherwise, there are better places to be.

But I'm not much of a drinker -- about 80% of my annual social drinking happens over Wiscon weekend.
et in Arcadia egobooapostle_of_eris on April 13th, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
My personal archetype of a mundane party is dark&loud. (Which there's way too much of at current sf cons.) I'm told it's an alcohol thing, but I wouldn't know.