It's not often you can make the world a better place without it costing you money, time or effort. But when it comes to the live arts, there's one utterly free, utterly painless thing you can do to increase your enjoyment, improve artists' lives and make a big difference:
At the end of every show you see, stand up and applaud.
I'm talking like tipping in America, or 5-star Uber ratings: by default. Whether you judge what you've seen to be genius, run of the mill or barely tolerable, stand the fuck up. Why? Why not?
PROFIT & DELIGHT
What I'm thinking about what I'm doing. This blog aspires to a more profound definition of 'profit' and the bog-standard sense of 'delight'.