Listeners rarely clap their hands in performances

Vietnam
May 7, 2011 4:14am CST
I take notice that listeners rarely clap their hands while they enjoy a performance. I have seen this thing in very many shows, even at direct TV shows. I feel uncomfortable. We should express by clapping our hands weather performance good or not. Quiet after a songs or a show is impolite. Do you think so?
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8 responses
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
7 May 11
I always clap. probably the loudest too lol which can sometimes sound annoying but yeah whatever. I hate it when people don't clap too. The performers must feel ashamed when they don't hear people's applause.
• Vietnam
9 May 11
I agree with you. Clapping hands is a polite action. I feel poor for performers if viewers don't clap to cheer them.
• South Korea
9 May 11
Same here. And thanks for the BR. Have a good day =)
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
8 May 11
I think clapping shows that you enjoyed the performance. If I thought the show was bad I may not clap. I might anyway, because the actors or whatever were trying, and it may not be the performer's fault. If I were giving a performance and afterwards it was quiet I would think it wasn't enjoyed. I think it would be very impolite to be quiet.
• Vietnam
9 May 11
Right. Quiet is impolite in this case.
• United States
7 May 11
Being in the business that we are in it certainly is a good way to show appreciation. After a really good live performance I especially love to clap and show the actors that I really enjoyed the show. I would feel it to be rude if I didn't.
• Vietnam
9 May 11
Well, I'm too. I would feel to be rude if I didn't clap for a good performance because lazy.
@dream_ozn (1758)
• Singapore
7 May 11
For me, I don't usually clap unless i find that the person has gave a very good speech or when i see a really good performance. It is true that quietness after a song or show is very impolite, but it shows how good the singer or the speak is. I clap when i feel that the person on stage is worth my clap. there are many who clap just for the sake of clapping. Especially during my high school days, many of us would clap because we were happy that the boring speech is over. I have since outgrown that and give my clap only to those worthy
• Vietnam
9 May 11
You're right. However, we also don't loose any things if we clap for the not too well. Right? Performers are always try to do the best themself when they're in stage. So, they're worthy with claps no matter what.
@petersum (4526)
• United States
7 May 11
Clapping must be the most foolish thing that humans do. I wonder how this practice originated. If you make enough noise to be heard for long periods - it hurts! Cheering is more preferable in my opinion.
• Vietnam
9 May 11
As me, clapping hands is a way to express cheering. So, we should clap after a performing to cheer an actor/actress.
@Graceekwenx (3163)
• Philippines
22 May 11
Hi Tk! I love going to choral concerts as i am a choir member myself! Whenever the choir sings great, i not only clap i really shout "wowwwwwwwwww! you guys are soooo great! More more more!!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeh!!! If i were your seatmate on the audience, you might even say, "eewrr this girl has no manners." ehehehehehe! I really dont care, i am such a cheerful person and i always give credit to a work done so beautifully!
• Philippines
22 May 11
It is impolite I would say but the opinion of the audience is something that you cannot take away from them. If the audience feels that the performance did not really make an impact, then we cannot really force them to clap just for the sake of doing so. But yeah, I would say it is impolite, but it is the reality.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
9 May 11
I clap my hands if it is the right time to do so. sometimes it is inappropriate clapping our hands if the timing is not just right.