Huge fan of Stephen Colbert and very much enjoy watching a show live, but can’t really say the filming of yesterday’s Colbert Show in Vancouver was my speed. Why? Not because of the content. It was difficult to actually see or hear the content properly and really thats what one goes to see Colbert for.
So the reason why I won’t be there this morning:
- With such a large crowd it was difficult to see, hear or properly engage in what Colbert had to say.
- It was standing room only. This does not aid in people being able to see or hear, and quite frankly is not respectful of your audience. Colbert is not a musician.
- It was standing room only on a very muddy, and getting progressively muddier, field.
- Making it standing room only at a popular satirical show, opens the door for more protesting and a surge of people in the mud pit.
So no, not going again this morning. And my recommendation to the Colbert Nation: bigger is not always better, respect your fans with proper seating (even if that means that only the first 100 people get a seat), and think about your fans safety as well as your own (a standing room only mud pit with 100s of people and visible protesters in the crowd is not safe). All this said, a noble and well meaning attempt I am sure, just remember, bigger is not always better.