I was reading this article about the annoyance of texting during performances and was wondering if everyone is noticing an increase in the loss of theater ettiquette? Here in Las Vegas you get a wide range of people going to see shows. Some of them dress up and some of them look like they came straight from the pool. I remember when i would go to a professional show in a shirt and tie and feel like I was underdressed. Now we have people like Perez Hilton blogging during a show (which he got called out for at the end of the show). I realize that I am not your typical theater-goer. I also realize that we live in a more "in touch" kind of world. When did polite behavior go out the window? Why would someone pay $170 for a ticket and then not pay attention to the performance? Even if I hated the performance (and felt that I wasted my money), I would never consider ruining the experience for those around me. I know that I am sometimes in the minority (I didn't like Phantom, and that was before I worked it), but I am wondering if others are noticing a similar trend. I am especially hoping that those in community or educational theater will be able to comment.