We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Metropolitan Opera has been quite successful in broadcasting HD to large screens with surround sound in cinemas. I've chatted with a few people who have attended who found it a quite enjoyable experience, much more of an "event" than just listening on the radio alone.
Of course, the Met is pretty special as it is. I'm not sure that a classical music concert has the visual interest and appeal that an opera with staging, set, and costumes (let alone stars) as impressive as the Met's does.
Strikes me as an itty bitty double standard when one group is allowed to carry knives while no one else can.
It also shoots the liability argument down in flames. I reluctantly and begrudgingly accepted the rationale for the no knives rule on the grounds it would reduce lawsuit awards from the taxpayers to aggrieved parties.
The liability issue is apparently no longer a problem. I wonder how the school district's insurance carrier feels about that? Or perhaps they are self-insured?