The perspective on this one comes from the audience side. I went to hear a good local central NY band the other night, Los Blancos. They are well thought of in the region and usually attract a good crowd. This was a different place, the crowd started off thin, but the guys put out their usual best. A sports bar, right. TV's all over the place, so when the band starts the benighted owners leave the damned things on, tuned to what ever team was playing what ever game. Does this kind of rudeness strike anyone besides me? It's just disrespectful to the band: Duh, you guys go ahead o'var and play, we'll just keep watchin this here fuballgame. And doesn't it send a mixed message to anyone who walks in the door? Fortunately, the band was good enough to get over it (did a song called Block That Kick) and win the crowd, no thanks to bar. But I don't think they'll be back, and neither will I.