The kids at concerts reminds me of an Irish Christmas concert I attended last year and billed as suitable for families. Except the family behind us had a baby and a 2-years-old. The toddler asked constantly, "What's that? What's that." Then after the break, the baby started crying. During a quiet piece of music, the couple behind talked through the entire piece along with "What's that?" I had had it. I turned around and said, "Shhhhh," and the father finally took the two kids out and the couple behind shut up. No more family concerts where people can't keep their kids quiet, not that the people behind us were any better.
Several years back, I went to see Mary Poppins on Broadway with a friend.
While I get the story is geared more towards kids, that doesn’t mean that your toddler can babble, whine and carry on throughout the entire performance! We got great seats at TKTS; but the family behind us almost ruined it. If I recall, it was mom, dad, maybe a grandparent or two, and a couple/several kids. The older one(s) were fine, but the youngest, who was maybe two, and at that stage where sitting still and being quiet for more than 30 seconds is tough.
Before the show even started, the mom started in on dad for playing on his phone and not “helping” with the kids. Then once the show started, small child would not sit still, or be quiet. The parents kept trying to get her to stop, which created even more of a disturbance. All of us around them were NOT happy. Intermission comes, they all go out, and the rest of us are saying how rude they’ve been. FINALLY, in the second act, after a bit, when she continued, someone took the child out, and they stayed out so we could enjoy the rest of the show. I just don’t get how you can spend that much on tickets, for someone who clearly isn’t capable of sitting through the show.