Hypothetical question: Let's say you're an artist, performing to a full house, and while you were in the middle of a segue, the audience became restless and started milling about, talking on cell phones and to their neighbors to the point of distraction. Would you: (a) ignore the crowd and do your thing; (b) speak a little louder, and with stronger emphasis so they'd get the hint and maybe, I don't know, stop talking!; (c) address the situation head-on and then gracefully transition into the next song; or (d) all of the above?
Well, if you chose (d), you'd be just like Jill Scott during a recent performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival when the crowd's noise began to escalate. At first she continued on with her performance, ignoring the noise. Then, as the volume grew, so did Jilly's voice, hoping they'd understand that she was speaking and they needed to simmer down. You think they got it? Nope. But they sure did once our girl from Philly let 'em have it. Evidence of her handling her business was captured
for our amusement below. I think I personally would've brought out fire hoses and let 'em loose on the crowd. But that's just me. Viewer discretion is advised. [JS]