This morning I was out in the big tent at Library Theater, in the ticket line for ETHEL, the documentary on Ethel Kennedy. The crowd liaison was having to yell to try to get the talkative herd’s attention before beginning the process of letting us into the theater. A similar thing happened a bit later in the theater when a manager tried to begin the introduction of the director.
Both times, I couldn’t help but wonder what would happen if they’d yelled “Mic check!” Certainly some people there have been involved in Occupy or have seen the mic-check practice online and would respond. If enough people echoed the call and others became silent, it would be a measure of how deeply (or not) the Occupy Wall Street memes had penetrated mainstream society.
I’m just dying to try it to find out.