...since before I could reply to either of your questions on the furcon group the post was simply deleted:
First, flaredragon, we honestly didn't know we were negatively impacting anyone. Nobody, not in suit, out of suit, when we were in the headless lounge, at the piano outside headless, or walking around the 2nd floor, not once did anyone approach us and request we stop.
It wouldn't have required desuiting and running to con-ops, to be frank. Send someone, in or out of suit, anyone, to stick their head out and holler, "Hey! We're practicing for a skit, keep the noise down please?" even and we'd likely have suddenly become very mute sheep, grabbed sharpies and starting making Wile E. Coyote 'baaa' signs instead in the creator's lounge.
And as a note, all of us were sitting front-row right in front of the projector screen, still in suit, listening to your memorial and applauded as best as were able along with everyone else when it concluded.
Second, bushrat, you're right. You were there first. We should have stopped. If we knew we were annoying anyone. See above. Nobody approached the group that I saw at any time to ask us to stop, if anything we had folks watching the reactions when a husky or what-not would suddenly bray and they'd start cracking up at the strange looks we'd get.
Hell, we had many people start joining in on the braying. The flock did, indeed, grow larger over the course of the night. That made us think folks were enjoying the sillyness. None of us were drunk or anything else, we simply found a simple-to-make noise that all of us stuck in suit could make. Suiters can't clap, and most other animal noises just get muffled to uselessness from the heads, so it was part 'Eureka!' and part 'Yay, a bunch of other folks to goof around with!' rolled together at once.
So, yes, directly walking up and saying, "Hey, this is annoying me. Please stop," is more-or-less what I think you should have done. If the 'perpetrators' don't know the fun they're doing is causing someone harm, and it's purely audible noises they're having fun making? They won't know to stop.Leave a comment