Australians Uninhibited? Not When They’re In An Audience

“Australia often seems to be a nation of cordial clappers and polite head-dippers when it comes to live performance. There are exceptions – festival-goers and, oddly, ballet audiences can be soccer-mob rowdy – but years of seated ovations and quick-to-fade clap-alongs suggest something happens to Australians when we arrange ourselves in rows and stare in the same direction.”